Khalil Mohammad Tawalba

April 2, 2022: Khalil Mohammad Tawalba, 24, was killed by undercover Israeli soldiers who also killed two other Palestinians in the same attack at the ‘Arraba junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

The Palestinian TV said the undercover soldiers fired a barrage of live ammunition at a Palestinian car, killing the three young men and wounding others.

The undercover Israeli soldiers surrounded the Palestinian car before opening fire at it, clearly indicating that the soldiers weren’t there to arrest anybody but to assassinate them.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics could not approach the three young men for more than two hours, especially since the soldiers declared the area a closed military zone and added that a fourth Palestinian was injured.

The soldiers also fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians who tried to enter the area.

Tayseer The two other Palestinians who were killed in the same Israeli military attack have been identified as Sa’eb Tayseer Abahra, 30, and Saif Abu Libda, 25, from Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank.

The army told the PRCS medics to bring body bags to take the corpses of the three Palestinians, but the move was a ploy because that is when the soldiers put the bodies in an Israeli ambulance and drove away.

The Palestinian medics were never allowed to approach the three young men and therefore could not administer any first aid that could have saved their lives.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers pulled the Palestinians out of their car and again fired several rounds at them while on the ground to ensure the kill. The soldiers also towed the car driven by the three slain Palestinians.

The Israeli army and internal security said they have no intention to transfer their corpses to their families for burial.

In a statement, the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said the three Palestinians were members of the group.

“As we mourn our fighters who were assassinated in a cowardice Israeli assassination, we vow to continue the struggle until liberation,” the Brigades said, “We vow to our people to continue our legitimate duty, to continue resisting the Zionist enemy. Our people never surrender and will continue the struggle for the liberation of Jerusalem and Palestine.”

In a statement condemning the assassination, the Hamas movement said: “The ongoing killing of our people in the West Bank will not grant Israel peace or stability and will not grant it legitimacy for its illegal occupation of our land. On the contrary, these attacks will only grant our people more power, determination, and unity in resisting the occupier everywhere.”

Israeli sources said the army was operating in the area to arrest Palestinians, while the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) alleged that the Palestinians “were responsible for a shooting attack in the Tulkarem, and planned additional attacks against the soldiers and other targets.”

The sources added that the soldiers also found weapons in the car and confiscated them.

The Israeli Jerusalem Post claimed the three were killed during an exchange of fire with the undercover forces and added that four soldiers were injured, one seriously.

The undercover soldiers fired several live rounds at the car before the reported exchange of fire took place, Palestinian eyewitnesses said.

The Israeli army said the undercover soldiers monitored the Palestinians for several hours before killing them, adding that they were members of the Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh movement.

However, the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, has confirmed that the three are members of the group.

“We vow to continue the struggle and continue resisting the occupiers until liberation and independence,” it stated, “Our fighters were assassinated in a cowardly attack at the Arraba junction. We will continue the path of resistance, determined to achieve independence.”

The Israeli Jerusalem Post claimed the three were killed during an exchange of fire with the undercover forces and added that four soldiers were injured, one seriously.

The undercover soldiers fired several live rounds at the car before the reported exchange of fire took place, Palestinian eyewitnesses said.

The Palestinian National Initiative condemned the assassination and said the preplanned Israeli attack and the fact that the soldiers prevented the Palestinian ambulances from reaching the three young men, especially to administer what could have been lifesaving first aid, proves that the army and its leadership are only interested in escalation, and want to resume their assassinations’ policies.

The Initiative denounced the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and its crimes against the Palestinian people and added that this assassination, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, is a clear indication that Israel wants to continue its crimes amidst the silence of the International Community.

Israeli sources said the car driver hit two motorcyclists near the Tzufim colony and turned himself in to Israeli police.

On Friday afternoon, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Ahmad Younis al-Atrash, 29, during a procession in Hebron city in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Khalil Tawalba, 24, a student of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, from Jenin refugee, in Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Sa’eb Tayseer Abahra

April 2, 2022: Sa’eb Tayseer Abahra, 30, was killed by undercover Israeli soldiers who also killed two other Palestinians in the same attack at the ‘Arraba junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

The Palestinian TV said the undercover soldiers fired a barrage of live ammunition at a Palestinian car, killing the three young men and wounding others.

The undercover Israeli soldiers surrounded the Palestinian car before opening fire at it, clearly indicating that the soldiers weren’t there to arrest anybody but to assassinate them.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics could not approach the three young men for more than two hours, especially since the soldiers declared the area a closed military zone and added that a fourth Palestinian was injured.

The soldiers also fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians who tried to enter the area.

The two other Palestinians killed in the same Israeli military attack have been identified as Khalil Mohammad Tawaliba, 24, from Jenin refugee, and Saif Hifthy Abu Libda, 25, from Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank.

The army told the PRCS medics to bring body bags to take the corpses of the three Palestinians, but the move was a ploy because that is when the soldiers put the bodies in an Israeli ambulance and drove away.

The Palestinian medics were never allowed to approach the three young men and therefore could not administer any first aid that could have saved their lives.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers pulled the Palestinians out of their car and again fired several rounds at them while on the ground to ensure the kill. The soldiers also towed the car driven by the three slain Palestinians.

The Israeli army and internal security said they have no intention to transfer their corpses to their families for burial.

In a statement, the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said the three Palestinians were members of the group.

“As we mourn our fighters who were assassinated in a cowardice Israeli assassination, we vow to continue the struggle until liberation,” the Brigades said, “We vow to our people to continue our legitimate duty, to continue resisting the Zionist enemy. Our people never surrender and will continue the struggle for the liberation of Jerusalem and Palestine.”

In a statement condemning the assassination, the Hamas movement said: “The ongoing killing of our people in the West Bank will not grant Israel peace or stability and will not grant it legitimacy for its illegal occupation of our land. On the contrary, these attacks will only grant our people more power, determination, and unity in resisting the occupier everywhere.”

Three Of Sae’b’s children

Israeli sources said the army was operating in the area to arrest Palestinians, while the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) alleged that the Palestinians “were responsible for a shooting attack in the Tulkarem, and planned additional attacks against the soldiers and other targets.”

The sources added that the soldiers also found weapons in the car and confiscated them.

The Israeli army said the undercover soldiers monitored the Palestinians for several hours before killing them, adding that they were members of the Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh movement.

However, the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, has confirmed that the three are members of the group.

“We vow to continue the struggle and continue resisting the occupiers until liberation and independence,” it stated, “Our fighters were assassinated in a cowardly attack at the Arraba junction. We will continue the path of resistance, determined to achieve independence.”

The Israeli Jerusalem Post claimed the three were killed during an exchange of fire with the undercover forces and added that four soldiers were injured, one seriously.

The undercover soldiers fired several live rounds at the car before the reported exchange of fire took place, Palestinian eyewitnesses said.

The Palestinian National Initiative condemned the assassination and said the preplanned Israeli attack and the fact that the soldiers prevented the Palestinian ambulances from reaching the three young men, especially to administer what could have been lifesaving first aid, proves that the army and its leadership are only interested in escalation, and want to resume their assassinations’ policies.

The Initiative denounced the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and its crimes against the Palestinian people and added that this assassination, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, is a clear indication that Israel wants to continue its crimes amidst the silence of the International Community.

On Friday afternoon, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Ahmad Younis al-Atrash, 29, during a procession in Hebron city in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Sa’eb, a married father of four children and his wife is pregnant in her night month, was from the al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Shadi Najm

March 01, 2022: Shadi Najm, 18, was killed by Israeli forces as he protested the Israeli military invasion of his home city of Jenin.

He was among hundreds of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest when Israeli forces invaded the city early Tuesday morning.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot Najm in the head before the medics rushed him to a hospital in Jenin.

Najm was admitted to surgery and died from his wounds at the Intensive Care Unit.

The medical sources added that the soldiers also shot many Palestinians with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The head of Urgent Care at Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin said that Shadi was admitted to surgery before succumbing to his serious wounds.

He added that the Palestinian was shot with a live round in the stem of his brain.

Abdullah al-Hosary, 22, killed March 1, 2022 by Israeli forces

Palestinian national and popular factions declared a general strike in Jenin to mourn the deaths of Shadi Najm in addition to Abdullah al-Hosary, 22, who was killed during a fire exchange with Israeli soldiers in Jenin late on Monday at night.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also abducted two former political prisoners in Jenin during extensive and violent invasions and searches of homes.

The killing of the two Palestinians also led to massive protests in Jenin, before the soldiers attacked the protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources said several Palestinians were injured, and dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

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

Abdullah al-Hosary

February 28, 2022: Abdullah al-Hosary, 22, was shot in the chest and killed by Israeli forces during an Israeli invasion of the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Abdullah was a resistance fighter with the al-Quds Brigades and was among a group of resistance fighters who exchanged fire with the invading Israeli soldiers. Two other fighters were seriously wounded by Israeli gunfire.

Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers surrounded the area of Ibn Sina Hospital after deploying undercover units driving civilian cars.

They added that Israeli military sharpshooters also infiltrated several buildings and began using the rooftops as firing posts.

The soldiers then opened fire at the Palestinian fighters, leading to an exchange of fire in which the army killed a former political prisoner, Abdullah al-Hosary, 22.

Palestinian medical sources said Abdullah was shot in the chest and died from his wounds.

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said Abdullah was one of its members.

They added that the soldiers seriously injured two other Palestinians after shooting one with a live round in the head and the other in the abdomen.

During the invasion, the soldiers stormed the home of Jamal Abu al-Haija and ransacked the property before abducting his son, Emad.

Abdullah was from the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Akram Abu Salah

February 14, 2022: Mohammad Akram Abu Salah, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers during protests that erupted after many Israeli army vehicles invaded Silat al-Harithiya town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, to demolish a home.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed Mohammad after shooting him with a live round in the head.

Video By Palestine TV

The soldiers closed the town and prevented Palestinian medics from reaching the child for more than an hour before Palestinians managed to carry the corpse of the slain teen to Ibn Sina governmental hospital in Jenin.

Mahmoud Sa’adi, the head of the Emergency Department of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Jenin, said the soldiers attacked ambulances and prevented them from reaching the area of the protests to provide the needed treatment to the injured Palestinians.

He added that the soldiers shot more than twenty Palestinians with live rounds and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation; one of the wounded Palestinians remains in a life-threatening condition.

The invasion started on Sunday evening after the soldiers surrounded and isolated Silat al-Harithiya and closed all surrounding roads.

Several army jeeps, including bulldozers, invaded the town from different directions before the soldiers invaded many buildings and occupied their rooftops to use them as firing posts.

Mohammad was from al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Abdul-Aziz Hikmat Mousa

December 21, 2021: Abdul-Aziz Hikmat Mousa, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers at Dothan military roadblock, near Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli sources claimed the Palestinian fired shots from his car at a military vehicle at the roadblock causing it to catch on fire. No injuries were reported among the soldiers.

It alleged that, as he approached the roadblock, he rammed his car into the burning military vehicle before the soldiers opened fire on him causing his car to ignite as well.

The Israeli army also prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching the area, and installed many roadblocks around it, in addition to many villages and towns, south of Jenin.

Firefighters arrived to put out the conflagration and found Mousa had passed away in his car and his corpse was burnt inside his car.

Military roadblocks are historically extremely dangerous for Palestinians and are often the stage for extrajudicial killings under various allegations.

“Even in the worst-case scenario of an intentional car-ramming, the Israeli officers who shot this unarmed civilian while he was trying to run in the opposite direction violated Israel’s own rules of engagement that stipulate using lethal force only and strictly when necessary to repel a direct threat to life,” reports Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor.

After the soldiers killed Abdul-Aziz, hundreds of Palestinians marched towards his family’s home while chanting against the illegal Israeli occupation and calling on the International Community to hold Israel accountable for its crimes.

On June 23, 2020, the soldiers killed Ahmad Mustafa Erekat, 26, at the “Container” military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, while he was preparing for his sister’s wedding that was scheduled to take place later that day.

The soldiers claimed that Ahmad ‘tried to ram them with his car’ – a claim that his family says is beyond ridiculous.

The head of Abu Dis Town Council, Ahmad Abu Hilal, said the soldiers shot Ahmad with multiple rounds and left him to bleed to death, before taking his corpse away.

Abu Hilal added that Ahmad was driving to Bethlehem city to fetch his sisters and his mother from a hairdressing shop in Bethlehem, as the family was preparing for the wedding of one of his sisters, which was supposed to take place on the same day.

Abdul-Aziz was from Marka village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Isra’ Khaled Khzaimiah

September 30, 2021: Isra’ Khaled Khzaimiah, 30, was killed by Israeli soldiers near the Chain Gate, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Israeli police claimed the woman carried a sharp object and attempted to stab officers before they delivered the fatal shots.

It also claimed that the woman exited the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound through the Chain Gate, and “pulled a knife out in an attempt to stab officers, before they fired live rounds at her.”

Eyewitnesses said the woman was still alive, but seriously injured and unable to move, and added that the police prevented anybody from reaching her to render the urgently needed first aid before she succumbed to her wounds.

The Children Of Isra’

The slain woman is married mother of four children, the youngest are four and two years of age.

The Israeli police and the army then closed the entire area and declared it a closed zone, preventing the Palestinians, including school children, from leaving or entering it.

The soldiers alo closed many roads and installed various roadblocks in several areas of East Jerusalem, especially near and around Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On the same day, the soldiers also killed Ala’ Nasser Zayyoud, 22, from Qabatia, and Mohammad Ammar, 41, from al-Boreij in central Gaza Strip.

Isra’ was from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Ala’ Nasser Zayyoud

September 30, 2021: Ala’ Nasser Zayyoud, 21, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

The soldiers and uncover officers were operating in the area to abduct Palestinian resistance fighters.

Palestinian medical sources said the slain young man was shot from a close range, and added that the soldiers wanted to take his corpse away, but resistance fighters fired several rounds at them and managed to retrieve the corpse before taking it to Khalil Suleiman governmental hospital in Jenin.

The incident took place when a large Israeli military force, including undercover soldiers, invaded Burqin, leading to protests, and an exchange of fire between the army and armed resistance fighters.

Eyewitnesses said a large military force also invaded an area, between the towns of al-Yamoun and Burqin towns, before surrounding a home.

They added that Ala’ ran towards the area of the invasion carrying his weapon, but did not know the soldiers were deployed around the corner and came face to face with them when they shot him with several live rounds, and even fired several rounds at him after he dropped onto the ground.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked homes, before abducting two young men, and took them to an unknown destination.

The slain Palestinian was a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Ala’ was shot with two live rounds in the chest, in addition to one round in the neck and another round in the right thigh.

Further information revealed that many army jeeps invaded Burqin from several directions, in addition to the nearby towns of Kafrit, al-Yamoun, and Kafr Dan.

The soldiers then surrounded the home of a wounded and imprisoned Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Zar’ini, in the Jabal al-Khasem area in Burqin, and started using loudspeakers demanding the Palestinians in it to leave the property and surrender to the army.

It is worth mentioning that Mohammad was shot by the soldiers a week ago before they abducted him.

The soldiers then detonated the front door and broke into the property, but it was vacant, before they occupied its rooftop, in addition to invading many surrounding homes and posting undercover soldiers there.

The Israeli army claimed that the invasion was part of a larger operation aimed at arresting fighters of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

On the same day, the soldiers killed a Palestinian woman, identified as Isra’ Khzaimiah, 30, near the Chain Gate, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. The slain woman is from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

The soldiers also killed Mohammad Mohammad Ammar, 41, from al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, while he was huntring birds on a Palestinian  land close to the perimeter fence of the besieged coastal region.

Local sources said Ammar was hunting for birds when the soldiers delivered the fatal shots.

Ala’ was from Sielet al-Harithiya town, northwest of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Yousef Yasser Soboh

September 26th, 2021: Yousef Yasser Soboh, 16, was one of five Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during a massive invasion into various communities in the occupied West Bank.

The five slain Palestinians have been officially identified as:

  1.  Yousef Fathi Soboh, 16, from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
  2.  Osama Yasser Soboh, 22, from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
  3.  Mahmoud Mustafa Hmeidan, 27, from Beit Anan town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.
  4.  Zakariyya Ibrahim Badwan, 36, from Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.
  5.  Ahmad Zahran, 37, from Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that Badwan is a former political prisoner who was held by Israeli for nine years, while Osama just celebrated his birthday a day earlier, and his wedding was just 20 days away.

Israeli media sources said undercover Israeli soldiers of the Duvdevan special forces carried out extensive operations to ‘arrest members of Hamas movement’ across the West Bank, leading to exchanges of fire, resulting in the death of at least five Palestinians.

 Osama Soboh

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported that the soldiers shot Osama Soboh, 22, with live fire causing serious injuries before he was rushed to Ibn Sina hospital in Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Local sources said Soboh was killed when the soldiers invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Zar’ini, near the al-Yamoun town.

The soldiers also invaded Burqin town,​_ southwest of Jenin, and surrounded a house, while more soldiers were deployed in the area before sporadic exchanges of fire took place for several hours.

 

In addition, Palestinian medical sources the soldiers shot a young man in the leg when the​_ army invaded Kafr Dan village, northwest of Jenin; the soldiers also abducted at least one Palestinian before moving him to an unknown destination.

In Jenin city, undercover soldiers kidnapped Ahmad Abu Rmeila and Mohammad Mazen Sa’adi, after ambushing them in a gas station in Jenin city.

Exchanges of fire between the soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters were also reported in several areas in the Jenin governorate. At least eight Palestinians, and two Israeli soldiers were injured.

 

In addition, the soldiers killed three Palestinians and injured several others during an exchange of fire in the Ein Ajeeb area, east of Beit Anan town, and in Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

Ahmad Zahran

One of the slain Palestinians has been identified as Ahmad Zahran, a member of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

It is worth mentioning that Ahmad is the brother of Zahran Zahran, who was killed by the Israeli army in the year 1998.

Local sources said the army used at least ten drones during its invasions into villages, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, especially in the Ein Ajeeb area.

 

Amina, the mother of Ahmad Zahran said the soldiers have been invading their home for the last ten days, detonating doors, destroying furniture, and ransacking the property, looking for her son.

She added that, almost three weeks ago, the soldiers invaded the property, looking for her son, and when they failed to locate him, they abducted ten of her children​_ and grandchildren, including his wife, Asma’ ‘Aasi, who are all still held captive by Israel.

It is worth mentioning that Amina is also the mother of Zahran Zahran, who was killed by the Israeli army on September 29th, 1998.

Not far from the Zahran family home is the residence of Mahmoud Hmeidan, who was also killed less than two months after he was released from an Israeli prison after spending seven years in captivity.

Mahmoud’s uncle, Jihad Hmeidan, said his nephew was about to start studying for his Master’s Degree at the Al-Quds Open University after he obtained his Bachelors’s Degree while imprisoned in the Negev Israeli detention camp.

Furthermore, Zakariyya Badwan who was also killed by the Israeli army in Biddu was first shot and injured by the soldiers who abducted him despite his wounds, before succumbing to his injuries.

Badwan is a married father of a child, only 18 months of age, and an infant who was born four months earlier.

The Israeli army has been trying to abduct Ahmad Zahran, 35, Ibrahim Badwan, 27, and Mahmoud Hmeidan, 27, during extensive invasions over the last three weeks.

Ahmad and Zakariyya were assassinated by undercover Israeli soldiers in the Ein Ajeeb area, near Beit Anan, northwest of Jerusalem, when they surrounded them while sleeping in a concrete room with a tin ceiling, and opened fire at them.

Eyewitnesses said they saw an Israeli helicopter flying over the area, and added that the undercover soldiers surrounded the room and fired a small shell at it. They added that they only heard the sound of three live rounds, and the explosion resulting from the shell.

The Palestinians could not tell what exactly happened until the morning when they saw the soldiers carrying two corpses and a seriously wounded Palestinian, who later died from his wounds.​_

In related news, the army  invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted Mohammad Moayyad Thawabta, 20, Qussai Jamal Deeriyya, 22, and Mohammad Ibrahim Deeriyya, 18, from their homes.

Latesr Sunday, the family of Sa’ad Zidan Sa’ayda, 35, said that the soldiers shot him while he was in a car in Burqin town, and dragged him away.

The family does not know what happened to their son, or where the soldiers took him, and said that he, along his brother Odah, and the car’s driver, Jamil Mohammad Sa’ayda, where heading to their work when the soldiers opened fire at their car.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, and abducted two Palestinians, identified as Amer Tawfiq Abu Hlayyil and Hazem Nader Abu Hlayyil, in Doura town, south of the city.

The soldiers also invaded the as-Sammoa’ town, south of Hebron, and installed roadblocks on the main roads of the nearby Thaheriyya town in addition to the Zeev area.

The Israeli army said its soldiers, especially the Duvdevan special forces, in cooperation with the police and border police units, and the Shin Bet security agency, carried out the massive operations in the West Bank to target what it called Hamas members.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Resistance Committees, Hamas movement and various Palestinian factions denounced the Israeli escalation and vowed retaliation to avenge the death of the slain Palestinians.

The Israeli army said two soldiers where injured during the armed confrontations with the Palestinians, and added that the two are in serious condition and undergone several injuries.

Initial investigations revealed that “while it remains unknown who fired that shots that injured the two soldiers, the two could have been injured by friendly fire.”

 

 

Yousef was from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Osama Yasser Soboh

September 26th, 2021: Osama Yasser Soboh, 27, was one of five Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during a massive invasion into various communities in the occupied West Bank.

The five slain Palestinians have been officially identified as:

  1.  Yousef Fathi Soboh, 16, from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
  2.  Osama Yasser Soboh, 22, from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
  3.  Mahmoud Mustafa Hmeidan, 27, from Beit Anan town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.
  4.  Zakariyya Ibrahim Badwan, 36, from Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.
  5.  Ahmad Zahran, 37, from Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that Badwan is a former political prisoner who was held by Israeli for nine years, while Osama just celebrated his birthday a day earlier, and his wedding was just 20 days away.

Israeli media sources said undercover Israeli soldiers of the Duvdevan special forces carried out extensive operations to ‘arrest members of Hamas movement’ across the West Bank, leading to exchanges of fire, resulting in the death of at least five Palestinians.

 Osama Soboh

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported that the soldiers shot Osama Soboh, 22, with live fire causing serious injuries before he was rushed to Ibn Sina hospital in Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Local sources said Soboh was killed when the soldiers invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Zar’ini, near the al-Yamoun town.

The soldiers also invaded Burqin town,​_ southwest of Jenin, and surrounded a house, while more soldiers were deployed in the area before sporadic exchanges of fire took place for several hours.

 

In addition, Palestinian medical sources the soldiers shot a young man in the leg when the​_ army invaded Kafr Dan village, northwest of Jenin; the soldiers also abducted at least one Palestinian before moving him to an unknown destination.

In Jenin city, undercover soldiers kidnapped Ahmad Abu Rmeila and Mohammad Mazen Sa’adi, after ambushing them in a gas station in Jenin city.

Exchanges of fire between the soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters were also reported in several areas in the Jenin governorate. At least eight Palestinians, and two Israeli soldiers were injured.

 

In addition, the soldiers killed three Palestinians and injured several others during an exchange of fire in the Ein Ajeeb area, east of Beit Anan town, and in Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

Ahmad Zahran

One of the slain Palestinians has been identified as Ahmad Zahran, a member of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

It is worth mentioning that Ahmad is the brother of Zahran Zahran, who was killed by the Israeli army in the year 1998.

Local sources said the army used at least ten drones during its invasions into villages, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, especially in the Ein Ajeeb area.

 

Amina, the mother of Ahmad Zahran said the soldiers have been invading their home for the last ten days, detonating doors, destroying furniture, and ransacking the property, looking for her son.

She added that, almost three weeks ago, the soldiers invaded the property, looking for her son, and when they failed to locate him, they abducted ten of her children​_ and grandchildren, including his wife, Asma’ ‘Aasi, who are all still held captive by Israel.

It is worth mentioning that Amina is also the mother of Zahran Zahran, who was killed by the Israeli army on September 29th, 1998.

Not far from the Zahran family home is the residence of Mahmoud Hmeidan, who was also killed less than two months after he was released from an Israeli prison after spending seven years in captivity.

Mahmoud’s uncle, Jihad Hmeidan, said his nephew was about to start studying for his Master’s Degree at the Al-Quds Open University after he obtained his Bachelors’s Degree while imprisoned in the Negev Israeli detention camp.

Furthermore, Zakariyya Badwan who was also killed by the Israeli army in Biddu was first shot and injured by the soldiers who abducted him despite his wounds, before succumbing to his injuries.

Badwan is a married father of a child, only 18 months of age, and an infant who was born four months earlier.

The Israeli army has been trying to abduct Ahmad Zahran, 35, Ibrahim Badwan, 27, and Mahmoud Hmeidan, 27, during extensive invasions over the last three weeks.

Ahmad and Zakariyya were assassinated by undercover Israeli soldiers in the Ein Ajeeb area, near Beit Anan, northwest of Jerusalem, when they surrounded them while sleeping in a concrete room with a tin ceiling, and opened fire at them.

Eyewitnesses said they saw an Israeli helicopter flying over the area, and added that the undercover soldiers surrounded the room and fired a small shell at it. They added that they only heard the sound of three live rounds, and the explosion resulting from the shell.

The Palestinians could not tell what exactly happened until the morning when they saw the soldiers carrying two corpses and a seriously wounded Palestinian, who later died from his wounds.​_

In related news, the army  invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted Mohammad Moayyad Thawabta, 20, Qussai Jamal Deeriyya, 22, and Mohammad Ibrahim Deeriyya, 18, from their homes.

Latesr Sunday, the family of Sa’ad Zidan Sa’ayda, 35, said that the soldiers shot him while he was in a car in Burqin town, and dragged him away.

The family does not know what happened to their son, or where the soldiers took him, and said that he, along his brother Odah, and the car’s driver, Jamil Mohammad Sa’ayda, where heading to their work when the soldiers opened fire at their car.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, and abducted two Palestinians, identified as Amer Tawfiq Abu Hlayyil and Hazem Nader Abu Hlayyil, in Doura town, south of the city.

The soldiers also invaded the as-Sammoa’ town, south of Hebron, and installed roadblocks on the main roads of the nearby Thaheriyya town in addition to the Zeev area.

The Israeli army said its soldiers, especially the Duvdevan special forces, in cooperation with the police and border police units, and the Shin Bet security agency, carried out the massive operations in the West Bank to target what it called Hamas members.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Resistance Committees, Hamas movement and various Palestinian factions denounced the Israeli escalation and vowed retaliation to avenge the death of the slain Palestinians.

The Israeli army said two soldiers where injured during the armed confrontations with the Palestinians, and added that the two are in serious condition and undergone several injuries.

Initial investigations revealed that “while it remains unknown who fired that shots that injured the two soldiers, the two could have been injured by friendly fire.”

 

 

Osama was from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Source: IMEMC