Odai Trad Hisham Salah

September 15, 2022: Odai Trad Hisham Salah, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Kafr Dan village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded Kafr Dan, leading to protests before the soldiers killed a teenage boy and injured three Palestinians, one seriously.

Sources at the Khalil Suleiman governmental hospital in Jenin said the soldiers shot Odai with an expanding bullet in the head, killing him instantly.

They added that soldiers also shot three Palestinian, including Ahmad Rashad, who suffered life-threatening wounds after the soldiers shot him in the back, and another who was moderately injured.

The soldiers attacked Palestinian journalists and threatened to shoot Palestine TV crew trying to enter the town to report on the ongoing invasion.

The soldiers also stormed many homes in the town and deployed their sharpshooters on their rooftops.

Dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion in several parts of the town, and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians and surrounding homes.

Palestine TV has reported that the Israeli attack and the intensity of the gas bombs and concussion grenades caused a fire in one home.

The town’s invasion lasted for at least four hours; the soldiers also closed and isolated the entire town and turned it into a closed military zone.

The invasion of Kafr Dan was carried out by a large military force before the soldiers stormed and ransacked the homes of Ahmad Ayman Ibrahim ‘Aabed, 23, and Abdul-Rahman Hani Sobhi ‘Aabed, 22, who were killed, Wednesday September 14, after exchanging fire with Israeli soldiers near Jenin, killing a commander of the Nahal Reconnaissance Battalion Maj. Bar Pelach, 30.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers interrogated the families for several hours while ransacking their homes and abducted Amer Taha ‘Aabed, the cousin of Ahmad.

Israeli Combat Engineering Corps took measurements of the homes, a move that comes before the army detonates the properties in an act of illegal collective punishments.

The soldiers also invaded Kafr Ra’ey town, searched homes, and abducted Aysar Al-Atrash, a former political prisoner whom Israel imprisoned for eighteen years.

Palestinian armed resistance groups in Jenin said the struggle for liberation and independence will continue despite the serious Israeli escalation and crimes against the Palestinian people, their homes and lands, and their holy sites.

On September 8, Haitham Hani Mubarak, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the main entrance of Beitin village, northeast of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

On September 7, the soldiers killed Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

On September 6, the soldiers killed Mohammad Mousa Saba’na, 29, and injured at least nine Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

On September 5, the soldiers invaded Jenin city and Qabatia town, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, killed a young man, Taher Mohmmad Zakarna, 19, injured another, and abducted five.

On September 2, the soldiers killed Fadi Mohammad Fayez Ghattas, 19, after an alleged stabbing attack targeting soldiers, near Beit Einoun village junction, northeast of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

On September 1, the soldiers killed Yazan Naim Affana, 24, after shooting him with live fire while the army withdrew from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in Al-Biereh city after the army invaded the Al-Biereh city in the Ramallah and Al-Biereh governorate, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

On the same day, the soldiers killed Mahmoud Suleiman Khaled, 25, in front of the main entrance of Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On September 3, Mousa Haroun Abu Mahameed, 40, a Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel, died at an Israeli medical center.

Odai was from Kafr Dan village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Source: IMEMC