Mohammad Yousef Zubeidat

September 05, 2023: Mohammad Yousef Ismael Zubeidat, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers north of Jericho in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain teen was a high school student at the Zubeidat Secondary School in Jericho.

The soldiers chased Mohammad in a Plam Farm near the village, shot him before closing the area, preventing Palestinian medics from reaching him, and later announced his death.

The army later informed the Palestinian General Authority of Civil Affairs that Mohammad has died from his wounds.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked Mohammad’s home in the in Zubeidat town, north of Jericho, before abducting his father, Yousef, and brother, Ismael.

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot Mohammad after he allegedly carried out a shooting attack, moderately wounding a Border Guard officer.

Also, the Israeli Army spokesperson issued a statement alleging uncovering a connection between the shooting and an earlier shooting incident near an Israeli restaurant in the same area.

The first shooting incident occurred about 90 minutes earlier on Route 90 in the Jordan Valley; the army claimed that Mohammad fired into the air before fleeing the scene.

The military spokesperson stated the soldiers and undercover officers searched the area after the first shooting and added that the Palestinian encountered the soldiers at a nearby intersection and opened fire at them, wounding one, before they fatally shot him.

According to the Israeli military, the Israeli army initiated massive searches in the area and installed roadblocks, looking for Palestinians who might be involved in the shooting.

Early Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded the Nur Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank’s northwestern part, killed a young Palestinian man, and seriously injured another.

Medical sources at the Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem have confirmed that the soldiers killed a young man, identified as Ayed Sameeh Abu Harb, 21, after shooting him with live fire in the head and added that the soldiers also seriously injured another Palestinian.

Mohammad was from Zubeidat town, north of Jericho in the occupied West Bank’s northeastern part. Source: IMEMC