Qussai Radwan Waked

February 12, 2023: Qussai Radwan Waked, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at noon in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also ahot and injured two other Palestinians.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Qussai Radwan Waked, 14, with a live round in the abdomen, causing organ damage and severe internal bleeding that resulted in his death.

The Ministry added that the soldiers also shot two Palestinians with live fire and caused many to suffer cuts and bruises and the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The incidents unfolded when a large military force invaded Jenin, surrounded a home in the Al-Jabriyyat neighborhood, and stormed it before abducting a former political prisoner, Jibril Zobeidi, who was imprisoned by Israeli for eleven years, leading to protests.

Jibril is the brother of a political prisoner and a member of the Revolutionary Council of Fateh movement, Zakariyya Zobeidi, and Daoud Zobeidi, who died from serious wounds on May 15, 2022, after Israeli soldiers shot him two days before, during an invasion of the Jenin refugee camp.

Israeli soldiers also killed his mother and his brother Taha on April 6, 2002, during the Israeli military offensive in the Jenin refugee camp (known as the Jenin massacre).

During the Jenin and its refugee camp invasion, Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers invading the Jenin refugee camp and several areas in Jenin city.

The Israeli army said it invaded Jenin to abduct a Palestinian fighter and to “foil” what the army alleged was a “planned attack.”

Thousands of Palestinians marched in front of ‎Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin city, the Jenin refugee camp, and participated in the funeral ceremony and procession of the slain child before he was buried at the village cemetery in Al-Arqa, west of Jenin.

The Palestinians chanted for resistance until liberation and independence, called for national unity, and affirmed that the ongoing Israeli escalation and crimes would only lead to more resistance and determination.

In a statement, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates issued a statement denouncing the escalating Israeli crimes and violations, strongly condemned the killing of the Palestinian child, and said the Israeli army’s field executions of Palestinians, and extra-judicial assassinations, are part of Israel’s illegal policies that violate all international standards, including International Law, International Humanitarian Law, and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

The Ministry held Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his fanatic colonialist right-wing government responsible for the serious escalation, including the seriously increasing demolition of Palestinian homes, especially in occupied Jerusalem, the theft of Palestinian lands, and the daily invasions and violations against the unarmed Palestinian population.

Qussai was from Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC