Saleh Ahmad Mahmoud Ammar

August 16, 2021: Saleh Ahmad Mahmoud Ammar, 19, was one of four Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during an invasion into Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Media sources in Jenin said the killing of the Palestinians took place when undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated into Jenin refugee camp using a civilian car before the soldiers stormed an under-construction residential building and secretly occupied its rooftop.

They added that many Israeli army jeeps then invaded the refugee camp and exchanged fire with Palestinian resistance fighters who were unaware of the undercover soldiers occupying the building and were killed by their gunfire.

One Palestinian, identified as Qassam Mohammad Taha, 24, suffered various gunshot wounds to his left arm and was rushed to Jenin governmental hospital.

In addition, the army invaded and ransacked homes in the Jenin refugee camp, and abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Abu Zeina.

National factions in Jenin declared a general strike to mourn the slain Palestinians.

The Israeli army claimed its soldiers, including the undercover officers, invaded Jenin to arrest a member of the Hamas movement, before an exchange of fire took place between the soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters.

The army added that no injuries were reported among the soldiers. Saleh was from Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC