Omar Mohammad Elyan

April 13, 2022: Omar Mohammad Elyan, 20, was killed by Israeli soldiers during protests that took place in Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah after several army jeeps invaded it.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the Israeli soldiers shot Omar with a live round in the chest.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, killing Omar, seriously injuring one Palestinian, and moderately wounding another.

The army also injured five other Palestinians who were rushed to a local clinic by the medics before the soldiers surrounded it.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said a young man was injured when the soldiers rammed him with their armored military jeep.

The soldiers withdrew from the town shortly before invading it again and abducted three young men, Abdul-Fattah Hammad, Khaled Eyad Hamed, and Ahmad Abdullah Hamed.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Omar was from Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC