Osama Mahmoud Adawi

October 12, 2022: Osama Mahmoud Adawi, 18, was killed by Israeli soldiers at the main entrance of the Al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian was shot during protests that took place after many Israeli soldiers invaded the refugee camp’s main entrance area and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the soldiers shot Osama with a live round in the abdomen area, causing severe bleeding and internal organ damage before he was rushed to a clinic in the town; however, his heart stopped, and the doctors revived Osama before rushing him to Bethlehem Arab Society Hospital in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem.

The Health Ministry added that the young man succumbed to his serious wounds at the hospital despite all efforts to save his life.

The soldiers also injured several other Palestinians in the refugee camp; some were shot with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets, and many suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On the same day, the soldiers shot six young Palestinian men during protests in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron.

On Monday, October 10, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a child, Mahmoud Mohammad Sammoudi, 12, who, on September 28, was shot and seriously injured by Israel army fire when the soldiers also killed four young Palestinian men in Jenin and Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank.

Osama, the tenth Palestinian to be killed by the Israeli army in October, was from the Al-Arroub refugee camp north of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC