August 17, 2023: Mustafa al-Kastouni, 32, was executed by Israeli forces, who also then destroyed his family’s home during a military assault on the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Ministry of Health confirmed.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health announced that, “Mustafa al-Kastouni, 32, was killed after being shot by the occupation in the head, chest and abdomen, during the aggression on Jenin.”
Israeli special forces invaded the roundabout area, in the Old City of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.
Local Palestinians protested the military incursion, and armed Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the attacking army.
It is important to note that the occupation army announced that one of its soldiers sustained minor injuries during the confrontations, and was transported to hospital.
During the military assault, Israeli forces fired lived rounds and shot three Palestinians, one of whom was killed after being shot with live rounds in the head, chest, and abdomen.
The death of the young man was confirmed by the Palestinian Ministry of Health who identified him as Mustafa al-Kastouni, 32.
Soldiers destroyed the home of the slain man while he was present inside, although no details were provided regarding the method used by the occupation army.
Furthermore, two additional young men were shot and injured during the Israeli aggression, including a 34-year-old employee of the Ministry of Health, who was shot with two live rounds in the chest and abdomen.
Israeli forces also abducted two young men from the city, identified as Hani al-Kastouni and Hassan al-Hasis.
Sources added that since the beginning of the year, Israeli occupation forces have killed 228 Palestinians.
In the afternoon, large crowds of Palestinian mourners gathered in front of the Martyr Khalil Suleiman Governmental Hospital in Jenin.
The young men participating in the funeral procession marched the streets of the city, carrying the body of the slain young man on their shoulders.
Mourners traveled to the home of the slain man’s extended family, where loved ones said their final goodbyes, before performing the funeral prayer.
The body of the slain man was laid to rest in the martyrs’ cemetery, in the eastern part of the city.
Palestinians declared a comprehensive commercial strike in the city of Jenin to mourn the death of the citizen al-Kastouni.
Mustafa was from Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC