Mohammad Samer Houshiyya

January 02, 2023: Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded Kafr Dan town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and demolished the homes of two slain Palestinians.

Samer Atiya, the head of the Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin city, said the soldiers killed Mohammad after shooting him with several live rounds in the chest.

Atiya added that the soldiers also killed Fuad Mohammad ‘Aabed, 25, from Kafr Dan, after shooting him with live fire in the chest and the thigh.

The soldiers also shot eight Palestinians with live fire, including one who suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Furthermore, Palestinian fighters exchanged fire with the invading Israeli army vehicles in several parts of the town.

The soldiers surrounded the homes of Ahmad Ayman ‘Aabed, 23, and Abdul-Rahman Hani ‘Aabed, 22, whom the soldiers killed on September 14, 2022, and ransacked the properties before wiring and detonating them, and abducted Abdul-Rahman’s brother, Maher.

Palestine TV said the apartment of Ahmad’s parents was 140 square meters and provided shelter to six family members, while the two apartments of Abdul-Rahman’s parents were 250 square meters and provided shelter to seven family members.

Palestine TV added that Abdul-Rahman’s father and his grandfather own the apartments that were demolished after an Israeli court denied the family’s appeal and claimed that Abdul-Rahman lived in both homes.

The two Palestinian and one Israeli soldier were killed during an exchange of gunfire near the village of Jalama, north of Jenin.

The soldier killed during the invasion on September 14 was identified as the deputy commander of the Nahal Reconnaissance Battalion, Maj. Bar Pelach, 30.

Hundreds of Palestinians marched from Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital carrying the corpses of Fuad and Mohammad, chanting for unity, ongoing resistance against the illegal Israeli occupation, and denouncing the escalating Israeli crimes.

Mohammad was from Al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Site: IMEMC