June 13, 2023: Fares Abdul-Mon’em Mohammad Hashash, 19, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also injured eight Palestinians, including a child, in the Balata refugee camp east of Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot Fares with several live rounds in the chest, abdomen, and legs.
The Health Ministry added that Palestinian medics rushed Fares to Rafidia governmental hospital, but he succumbed to his serious wounds.
The Ministry also said the soldiers shot eight with live fire, including a child, and added that four injured Palestinians suffered life-threatening wounds.
The soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from entering the refugee camp and fired live rounds at an ambulance trying to reach wounded Palestinians.
The medics were only allowed to enter the refugee camp and reach the wounded after coordination by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which contacted the Israeli side.
The Israeli soldiers surrounded a home in the refugee camp and threatened to detonate it if the Palestinians did not leave the property, in addition to storming and ransacking many surrounding homes and detaining the families.
The invasion started when undercover soldiers infiltrated the refugee camp wearing press vests, but the locals noticed them before an Israeli army sharpshooter on a rooftop of an invaded home shot and seriously injured a teenage boy, identified as Tha’er Hashash, whose flesh was scattered on nearby walls and doors.
Furthermore, the soldiers assaulted and injured a Palestinian man and his wife in the Askar refugee camp, east of Nablus, before the medics rushed them to a hospital in the city.
The army also invaded Tal Street in Nablus city before storming a building and taking measurements of the family home of Moath Al-Masri, in preparation for demolishing it.
In a statement released on June 14, the Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said the slain Palestinian suffered a mental disability and added that “the soldiers shot him 3 live bullets; a live bullet penetrated the right side of his abdomen and exited the left side of his heart, lung, and spleen, while 2 other bullets penetrated his thighs. IOF opened fire at Hashash, who was hiding behind a wall and trying to look at the area where IOF was stationed, 200 meters away from Hashash.” Read Full Statement
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers killed Moath, 35, Hasan Qatanani, 35, and Ibrahim Jabr, 45, and injured four when the army invaded Nablus and fired several shells at a home on May 4, 2023.
Fares was from the Balata refugee camp east of Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC