Omar Mohammad Awadin

March 16, 2023: Omar Mohammad Awadin, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli undercover forces who invaded Jenin and killed four Palestinians, including a child and a young man who was executed while lying injured on the ground, and wounded more than 21 Palestinians, five seriously.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Yousef Saleh Barakat Shreim, 29, Nidal Amin Zidan Khazem, 28, Omar Mohammad Awadin, 14, and Luay Khalil Zghayyar, 37.

Defense For Children International – Palestine Branch, said on its Twitter account: “Israeli special forces shot 14-year-old Omar Mohammad Omar Awadin in the back with live ammunition while he was riding his bike outside his parents’ shop around 3 p.m. today in Jenin. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Jenin Government Hospital.”

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers shot at least 21 Palestinians, including four who suffered life-threatening wounds.

The Ministry said 12 Palestinians who were shot with live fire, including four who suffered serious wounds, were rushed to the Ar-Razi Hospital, five were moved to Jenin governmental hospital, six, including one who was seriously injured and one who was rammed by an army jeep, were moved to Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital.

One of the wounded Palestinians, a child named Ahmad Farahna, will be transferred to the Al-Maqasid hospital in Jerusalem, due to the seriousness of his wounds.

Eyewitnesses said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the center of Jenin city and executed the Palestinians, as many army vehicles invaded the area and started firing dozens of live rounds at the Palestinians and surrounding homes and properties.

A video from the scene shows an undercover soldier executing the seriously wounded Nidal Amin Khazem by shooting him a live round in the head, even though he was already lying flat on his stomach, motionless and unconscious.

Palestinian medics tried to reach Nidal, but the soldiers did not allow them through before the undercover officer executed him.

There has been a serious increase of cases where Israeli soldiers have executed Palestinians, including in January of this year, 2023, when the soldiers killed Ahmad Kahala, 45, a father of five, from point-blank range with two live rounds in the neck near a military roadblock under Yabrud bridge, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

A similar incident occurred on December 2, 2022, in Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, when the soldiers executed Ammar Hamdi Mifleh, 22, while he was lying on the ground. After shooting Ammar on the ground once, the soldier then fired a total of four times again. Ammar was unarmed and was lying on the ground when he was shot.

After concluding its offensive in Jenin, the Israeli army said it had carried out a joint operation with the undercover forces and intelligence officers, adding that one of the Palestinians, Nidal Amin Khazem, was a senior fighter of the Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic jihad, and was “behind serious attacks against Israeli targets.”

The army claimed that the soldiers “neutralized a Palestinian who tried to throw a large iron object on the army, ” and stated that the soldiers “fired live rounds at Palestinian fighters who engaged in a fire exchange with the soldiers,” and said “its operations will continue to ensure Israel’s security.”

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

Mohammad Farid Sha’ban

February 22, 2023: Mohammad Farid Sha’ban, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during an Israeli offensive on Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Anan Shawkat Ennab, 66, was rushed to a hospital in Nablus, suffering the severe effects of tear gas inhalation. All efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was declared dead.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed eleven Palestinians and injured more than 102, including six in critical condition, during the Wednesday invasion of Nablus.

One of the slain Palestinians, Abdul-Hadi Al-Ashqar, 61, was sent to the Najah National University where his son, Elias, who works as a nurse at the Emergency Unit, was shocked to see his father there, and despite all efforts, the father died in his arms.

The soldiers also killed and injured many Palestinians who were trying to seek shelter from their gunfire.

Three journalists are among the wounded Palestinians.

The slain Palestinians, as officially confirmed by the Palestinian Health Ministry, are:

  1. Anan Shawkat Ennab, 66.
  2. Adnan Sabe’ Ba’ara, 72.
  3. Mohammad Khaled Anbousi, 25.
  4. Tamer Nimir Ahmad Minawi, 33.
  5. Mos’ab Monir Mohammad Oweiss, 26.
  6. Husam Bassam Isleem, 24.
  7. Mohammad Omar Abu Kabr Al-Juneidi, 23.
  8. Walid Riyad Hussein Dakheel, 23.
  9. Abdul-Hadi Abdul-Aziz Ashqar, 61.
  10. Mohammad Farid Sha’ban, 16.
  11. Jasser Jamil Abdul-Wahab Qaneer, 23.

Of the wounded:

– 47 Palestinians, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds, were rushed to Rafidia governmental hospital.
– 20 Palestinians, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds to the back and abdomen, were rushed to Nablus Speciality Hospital.
– 15 Palestinians, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds, were rushed to the Najah Hospital.
– 9 Palestinians were shot with live fire and were rushed to the Women’s Union Hospital.
– 11 Palestinians were shot with live fire and were rushed to the Arab Specialty Hospital.
– More than 250 Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and other minor wounds.
The Israeli army said two of its soldiers were injured during exchanges of fire with Palestinian fighters in Nablus.

The massacre took place when several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded the Old City of Nablus, Palestinians in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and opened fire with live ammunition on the crowds of Palestinian civilians that were in the area.

The soldiers were opening fire at the Palestinians from small openings in their heavily armored jeeps that barely fit the barrel of the automatic rifles.

Media sources said the soldiers surrounded a home in the Sheikh Mosallam neighborhood to abduct several Palestinians, leading to protests, and exchanges of fire between the army and Palestinian resistance fighters in the Old City and surrounding areas.

The soldiers fired a barrage of live ammunition, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians protesting the invasion and also targeted journalists and medics with live fire.

The wounded journalists are Omar Istaitiyah, who suffered a bullet fragment wound to the ear, Mohammad Khatib, who was shot in the arm, and Ahmad Khalaf, who suffered the severe effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers encircled the home and surrounding area and prevented its medics from reaching the wounded to be able to provide medical care.

The denial of medics is a direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention – but despite this fact, Israeli soldiers frequently prevent medics from reaching wounded Palestinians.

Israeli sources said the soldiers and undercover officers invaded Nablus to abduct a “wanted Palestinian” and added that the Palestinian that they were pursuing was shot while fleeing the area in his car.

All hospitals in Nablus remained on high alert due to the offensive and the number of injuries, especially since almost all of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live fire, including expanding bullets, to the upper body. As a result, hospitals called on the Palestinians to donate blood to the seriously wounded.

Video By Palestine TV

Mohammad was from Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Amro Khaled Al-Khmour

January 16, 2023: Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the child succumbed to a serious gunshot wound to the head.

The child was shot at dawn when many army vehicles invaded the refugee camp, violently searched homes, and abducted a young man.

He was rushed to Beit Jala hospital before he was moved to Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation due to the seriousness of his wounds before he succumbed to his injuries.

The invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Media sources said the soldiers searched several homes and abducted Mahmoud Salah Hammash, 24.

Hours after the child’s death, hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of Beit Jala governmental hospital and marched to the child’s home in the Deheishe refugee camp.

Video By WAFA News

The Palestinians held the funeral ceremony and procession and headed to the Shuhada graveyard in the Artas nearby village while chanting for liberation and independence and calling for International Protection for the Palestinian people.

The child’s death brings the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army in the first sixteen days of this year to fourteen, including four children.

  1. January 16, 2023: Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14.
  2. January 15, 2023: Ahmad Hasan Kahala, 45.
  3. January 14, 2023: Yazan Samer Ja’bari, 19.
  4. January 14, 2023: Amjad Adnan Khaliliyya, 23.
  5. January 14, 2023: Ezzeddin Bassem Hamamra, 24.
  6. January 12, 2023: Habib Mohammad Kamil, 25.
  7. January 12, 2023: Abdul-Hadi Fakhri Nazzal, 18.
  8. January 12, 2023: Samir Awni Aslan, 41.
  9. January 11, 2023: Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21.
  10. January 11, 2023: Sanad Mohammad Samamra, 19.
  11. January 05, 2023: Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16.
  12. January 03, 2023: Adam Essam Ayyad, 15.
  13. January 02, 2023: Fuad Mohammad ‘Aabed, 17.
  14. January 02, 2023: Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22.

Amro was from Deheishe camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Dia’ Mohammad Rimawi

DiaDecember 09, 2022: Dia’ Mohammad Shafiq Rimawi, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also seriously injured two other Palestinian youth, and wounded three.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said it was officially informed of the death of Dia’ Mohammad Shafiq Rimawi, 16, at an Israeli medical center.

The Health Ministry added that two teens sustained serious injuries and were taken to Israeli medical centers.

It stated that the soldiers shot two other teenage boys, causing moderate wounds, before Palestinian medics rushed them to a clinic in Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah; One was shot in the chest and the other in his leg.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers left Dia’ bleeding on the ground without medical aid after refusing to allow Palestinian medics to approach him.

After his death, the corpse of the slain child was transferred to the Palestinian side and was moved to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah. His funeral procession is scheduled to be held Friday in Beit Rima.

One of Dia’s relatives said he, the oldest sibling in his family, was an eleventh-grade student at a school in Beit Rima and is the nephew of Wiliam Rimawi, imprisoned by Israel and serving a 32-year sentence.

On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed three young men and injured several Palestinians after the army invaded Jenin city and Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the slain Palestinians as Sidqi Siddeeq Zakarna, 29, from Jenin city, Tareq Fawzi Ad-Damaj, 29, from Jenin refugee camp, and Ata Yassin Shalabi, 46, from Qabatia town, south of Jenin.

According to the Health Ministry, the child’s death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers and colonizers since the beginning of this year to 217, 165 of them in the West Bank and 52 in the Gaza Strip.

Dia’ was from Aboud, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Issa Hani Talqat

IssaNovember 30, 2022: Issa Hani Talqat, 13, On Wednesday, a Palestinian child from the Negev died during surgery at the Israeli Soroka Medical Center a month after an Israeli police officer shot him with live fire in Arara town in the Negev, during celebrations after the Knesset election.

Issa Hani Talqat, 13, suffered serious wounds when an Israeli police officer shot him on November 1st, 2022, after exit polls were published, and United Arab List (Ra’am) only won five Knesset seats.

The Israeli police claimed that the officers fired at a car “driving wildly” and “believed that the life of an officer was endangered.”

Eyewitnesses said the child was walking on the sidewalk and not in the car when the officers opened fire and shot him in the neck.

The Times Of Israel said the child’s condition initially improved but had several scheduled difficult surgeries and died just minutes after the surgeons started surgery to install a feeding tube in his body.

It added that the officer who injured the child was questioned by the “Internal Investigations Department,” which is part of the “Justice Ministry” that investigates police wrongdoing in Israel, and the officer claimed he “suspected one of the drivers tried to run him over.”

Locals in the Arab town said the police had no reason to open fire and that the child had no connection with the alleged wild driver, adding that several police officers tried to stop one of the speeding cars and fired at it when the driver did not stop.

The child’s uncle, Riyad, said his slain nephew child was walking on the side of the road heading home when he was shot and seriously injured and added that Issa was recovering and even started walking while attached to a medical device, but then he suffered complications and died during surgery.

Riyad stated that the investigation could reveal whether the child died of medical negligence or other causes, adding that “no matter what eventually led to his death, the police should not have opened fire, and they are responsible for his death.”

Issa was from Arara, in the Negev in southern Israel. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Amjad Shehada

November 23, 2022: Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers with a live round in the heart during an Israeli invasion of Nablus. In addition to killing Ahmad, the soldiers wounded 32 Palestinians, one seriously, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. The Israeli military attacks were directed toward Palestinian protesters who were challenging an invasion by Israeli paramilitary settlers accompanied by soldiers into Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed a child, Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16, after shooting him with a live round in the heart.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers also shot ten Palestinians with live fire, including one who suffered a serious gunshot injury to the abdomen.

Jibril added that the soldiers shot twenty-two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, three with shrapnel from live rounds, and seventy-five who suffered the severe effects of tear gas inhalation. In addition, one Palestinian was struck with a concussion grenade in the head.

The soldiers also fired several live rounds at a PRCS ambulance while trying to reach wounded Palestinians.

The invasion was carried out by dozens of military vehicles, including at least one armored bulldozer, and targeted the eastern area of Nablus to allow illegal colonizers to tour Joseph Tomb, leading to massive protests, before the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed 200 Palestinians, including 57 children, since the beginning of this year and added that 52 of the slain Palestinians are from the Gaza Strip. During that same time period, 27 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians.

Joseph, the patriarch, is revered by Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Samaritans alike; however, the Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages, despite the site being in Area A, where the PA has full control and prohibits Muslims from worshiping at the site.

Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews regularly try to visit the shrine without approval, as many Jews believe the tomb to be the final resting place of the biblical figure in the Old Testament.

Palestinians believe that Joseph’s Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure.

Ahmad was from Nablus. Source: IMEMC

Mahmoud al-Sa’di

November 21, 2022: Mahmoud al-Sa’di, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli forces during a military incursion into al-Hadaf neighborhood adjacent to the Jenin refugee camp.  The soldiers also injured 4 civilians during the incursion, and cordoned off a residential house, abducting the inhabitant of the house.

According to eyewitness accounts, Mahmoud was on his way to school and was not involved in any protests or stone-throwing at the invading Israeli army.

Mahmoud was a youth educator at the Jenin Freedom Theatre, where he offered classes in self-expression and drama for children and youth. In a statement, the Jenin Freedom Theatre said, “Mahmoud was part of the Freedom Theatre family. A skilled and passionate trainer for the Child & Youth Program, he brought his unique character to this work, bringing hope and a new way of seeing the world to young people. Mahmoud had a promising future ahead of him, and we were excited to see where his career in theatre would lead him. We are in shock at his murder, in a situation that is all too familiar. As another family from Jenin refugee camp buries their child, we are left to ask again, when will these crimes end?”

According to an investigation by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at around 07:30 on Monday, 21 November 2022, an Israeli special force from “Yamam Unit” sneaked into al-Hadaf neighborhood adjacent to Jenin refugee camp, western Jenin, and cordoned off a house belonging to Rateb Raed Rateb Bali (22).

Moments later, Israeli foot soldiers, backed by military vehicles and a drone, moved into and besieged the neighborhood as well as tightening the siege on the area surrounding the house.

They started heavily shooting at the cordoned house and then fired an Energa grenade at the roof of the 2-story house, forcing Rateb Bali to surrender to the Israeli military.  During the house siege that continued till 09:10, Palestinians gathered and threw stones at the Israeli military vehicles in the neighborhood while Israeli forces opened fire at them.

As a result, 5 Palestinians were injured, including Mahmoud ‘Abdel Jalil Hadi al-Sa’di (17), from Jenin refugee camp, who was injured with a bullet in his abdomen near al-Kina intersection near al-Hadaf neighborhood when he was on his way to his school (Farahat Hashad High School for Boys.)

Al-‘Sa’di was taken, along with the others who were injured, to Bin Sinai Private Hospital in Jenin and Dr. Khalil Soliman Governmental Hospital.  At around 10:00, the medical staff at Bin Sinai Hospital announced the death of Mahmoud al-Sa’di after succumbing to his injury.

PCHR’s investigations emphasize that Israeli shooting was unjustified as there was no imminent threat or danger posed to the soldiers’ lives; a pattern that has repeated itself consistently for the past weeks.

PCHR reiterates its call upon the international community to take immediate action to end Israeli occupation’s crimes and double standards when it comes to international law and urges the ICC Prosecutor to act seriously with regard to the situation in Palestine.

PCHR also demands the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention fulfill their obligations as per Common Article 1 of the Convention, “undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances,” and their obligations under Article 146 of the same Conventions, i.e., to hold accountable persons accused of committing grave breaches of the Convention.

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

Folla Rasmi Masalma

November 14, 2022: Folla Rasmi Abdul-Aziz Masalma, 15, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired a barrage of bullets into a car in which Folla was a passenger, killing her and severely wounding the driver of the vehicle.

Folla would have turned 16 on the day after she was killed, and had been preparing for her birthday party. She was in the passenger seat of a car that was driving along a road in the Palestinian town of Betunia when they saw a bunch of Israeli soldiers crouched behind military vehicles up ahead of them. The driver tried to turn around, to back up and go another way, but the Israeli soldiers began firing from two different locations.

An eyewitnesses said that the soldiers fired at the car in three separate barrages of bullets in a short time. In addition to shooting Folla in the head, the driver was also shot and wounded, but he managed to get out of the car heavily bleeding and raising his hands in the air.

The soldiers then approached the vehicle and, according to eyewitnesses, roughly pulled the heavily bleeding child from the car and dropped her on the ground. They then tore off her clothes and appeared to do a few chest compressions, then dragged her to one of the army jeeps. That jeep was full of soldiers, so they carried her roughly to a second jeep – all while she was bleeding heavily from the head wound their gunshots had caused. They then put her in a third military jeep, on the floor of the jeep, by the feet of the soldiers in that jeep.

According to an eyewitness, the driver “was bleeding apparently from his hand, before he stepped out of his car with his hands up in the air. The soldiers took him to one of their jeeps. The girl was then taken out of the car and placed on the ground. She has bleeding when the soldiers carried her but dropped her on the ground, then carried her again, and took her to one of the jeeps that was at a distance.”

“But the jeep they took her to already had the wounded young man who was detained by them, so they placed her on the ground, and then took her to another jeep that had no space, before moving her to another jeep where they placed her on its floor and drove away…. she was bleeding… I don’t think there was any more blood in her body by then…”

“The soldiers then bought Shawarma and were driving away to eat it, this is how coldblooded their murder is!”, he concluded, “The blood was everywhere, even on their shawarma they were eating…”

An eyewitness, Bakr Armoush, 30, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the attack occurred approximately at four at dawn when a military force was deployed in the area after invading it 30 minutes earlier to abduct two young men in the Schools’ Area.

He added that the car transporting the slain woman was driving slowly, and when the driver saw the soldiers approximately 200 meters away, he tried to back away before more Israeli soldiers, who were hiding in the dark, started firing at the car, which came to a complete stop.

Later on, Palestinian medics managed to regain custody of Fulla’s body, and brought the child’s corpse to the Ramallah governmental hospital, then transferred her to the Doura governmental hospital near Hebron, in preparation for funeral ceremony.

On Monday evening, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, at dawn, a teenage girl in Betunia town after shooting her with a live round in the head and added that the name Israeli military had published the incorrect name – misidentifying the child they had killed. The Palestinian Health Ministry was able to find out the actual name of the child and correct the mistake that was issued by the Israeli military.

Her family is originally from Beit Awwa town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, but lives in Al-Biereh city near Ramallah.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers took the body of the slain girl and initially provided the Palestinian Civil Affairs Committee with a name of another woman who apparently had nothing to do with the incident.

Media sources said the soldiers shot Anas Hassouna, 26, before abducting him, and also abducted two Palestinians from their homes, Akram Silmi and Tareq Al-Emwasi.

According to the army, the soldiers were operating in the town and “signaled the driver to stop, but he accelerated before they opened fire,” wounding Anas, the driver, and killing the young woman in the same car, and added that it is reviewing the incident.

The army said it invaded Anata to arrest three “wanted” Palestinians from the town and one from nearby Betunia.

A surveillance video from the scene debunks the Israeli allegations and shows soldiers barricaded behind parked cars, opening fire at the car after the driver stepped on the brakes when he saw the army, and the car came to a complete halt.

The head of the Palestinian National Council, Rawhi Fattouh, denounced the Israeli crime in Betunia and said the soldiers, encouraged by incitement and racism from the Israeli political leadership, are ongoing with their crimes against the Palestinian people, knowing well there will be no accountability.

Folla was originally from Beit Awwa town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, but lived in Al-Biereh city near Ramallah in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mahdi Hashash

November 9, 2022: Mahdi Mohammad Hamdallah Hashash, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers, who also injured at least sixty east of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said many army jeeps and vehicles accompanied dozens of colonizers into “Joseph’s Tomb” east of the city, blockaded roads, and isolated many areas.

They added that dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Palestine TV said the soldiers shot Mahdi Mohammad Hamdallah Hashash, 17, from the Balata refugee camp, with a live round in the chest.

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot the Palestinian after he “threw explosives at the soldiers”, adding that the explosive did not cause injuries.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said its medics rushed Mohammad to a hospital in the city and provided treatment to three young men who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and fifty-seven who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh movement, said Mahdi was one of its members.

Mahdi was from Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Samer Khallouf

November 3, 2022: Mohammad Samer Khallouf, 14, from Burqin town, west of Jenin, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live fire in Jenin refugee camp at children who were protesting the ilitary invasion by shouting and throwing stones at the invading military vehicles.

Mohammad was shot when dozens of Israeli army vehicles invaded Jenin and Jenin refugee camp and surrounded a shop, leading to protests, before the army fired a barrage of live fire.

On the same day, Farouq Jamil Hasan Salama, 28, was shot by undercover Israeli soldiers in the head, chest, and abdomen, killing him.

Farouq was one of two Palestinians, including a child, killed on November 3rd by Israeli soldiers in Jenin and Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. In addition, Israeli troops injured at least four others

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that undercover Israeli soldiers shot Farouq Jamil Hasan Salama, 28. He was rushed to Jenin governmental hospital but succumbed to his profoundly serious wounds.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said Farouq was engaged, and his wedding was scheduled to be held Saturday.

The Israeli army said it invaded the Jenin refugee camp to arrest Farouq, a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, before exchanging fire with him and other Palestinian fighters.

Israeli National News said the invasion was carried out by a member of Border Police’s “undercover Arab unit”, operating with Israeli soldiers and the Israel Security Agency – Shabak.

The Israeli army was also trying to abduct another Palestinian in the Jenin refugee camp but were unable to do so due to the fire exchange and withdrew from the area.

Earlier Thursday, the soldiers killed two Palestinians, Amer Halabiyya, 20, from Beit Hanina, and Daoud Mahmoud Rayyan, 42, from Beit Duqqu, near occupied Jerusalem.

A day earlier, on November 2nd, the soldiers killed Habes Abdul-Hafith Rayyan, 54, after shooting him at a military roadblock west of Ramallah in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Mohammad was from Burqin, west of Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC