Omar Yousef Fararja

December 05, 2022: Omar Yousef Manna’ Fararja, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also shot six others and abducted three, including his brother, in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian TV said the soldiers surrounded the Deheishe refugee camp and occupied the rooftops of tall buildings overlooking it before undercover officers infiltrated it using a car carrying Palestinian license plates.

It added that the Palestinians became aware of the undercover officers before many armored military vehicles invaded the refugee camp, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Omar after shooting him with live rounds in the chest.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers also shot six Palestinians with live fire before Palestinian medics rushed them to Bethlehem hospitals.

The soldiers also stormed and ransacked many homes and abducted three Palestinians, Omar’s brother, Yazan Fararja, 24, in addition to Odai Essam Abu Nassar, 24, and his brother Mu’ath, 27.

On Monday afternoon, thousands of Palestinians held a funeral procession that started in Deheishe refugee camp and headed towards the Shuhada Graveyard in the nearby Artas village, south of Bethlehem.

It is worth mentioning that Omar was a political prisoner, imprisoned by Israel several times, including when he was held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.

Omar was from the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC