January 26, 2023: Wasim Amjad Aref ِAl-Ja’as, 19, was killed in the Jenin refugee camp by Israeli forces during a massive invasion of the city and refugee camp.
Saeb was one of nine Palestinians, including siblings and one woman, killed during a massive offensive on Jenin City and the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank.
Dozens of armored Israeli military vehicles carried out the invasion before the soldiers stormed several buildings and occupied their rooftops to use as sniper posts and monitoring towers while dozens of undercover soldiers infiltrated the Jenin refugee cam.
During the invasion, the army severed electricity and communications networks while dozens of soldiers surrounded and isolated entire areas.
Hundreds of Palestinians protested the massive invasions and ongoing onslaught on Jenin and its refugee camp before the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades,
Various armed resistance groups, including the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad, and the Al-Aqsa Brigades of Fateh, said their fighters exchanged fire with the invading Israeli soldiers while several Palestinians hurled explosive charges at the army.
Palestinian fighters of the Al-Quds Brigades said they managed to identify a refrigeration that was altered to carry undercover forces and fired a barrage of live rounds and explosive charges at it.
The army also used Energa anti-tank bombs against a Palestinian home in the Jenin refugee camp.
The soldiers exchanged fire with armed resistance fighters in the property, killing several Palestinians and severely mutilating their bodies.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed nine Palestinians, including a woman and two siblings, adding that the soldiers also injured at least twenty, including four who suffered life-threatening wounds.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers shot the woman, Majeda Obeid, 61, before ramming her with their jeeps and driving over her body.
The Israeli armored military vehicles also deliberately smashed and destroyed many parked cars and demolished structures, shops, and other facilities.
The Health Ministry added that medics from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) were informed of more injuries but could not reach certain areas of Jenin and its refugee camp due to expensive Israeli military deployment and ongoing offensive.
Dozens of soldiers also surrounded the Jenin governmental hospital and fired many high-velocity gas bombs at it, some striking the children’s ward and the women’s ward, causing dozens of injuries, including many children.
The army also stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, buildings, and offices, causing serious damage to walls, furniture, and equipment, including computers and office supplies.
Palestinian Health Minister Dr. Mai Al-Kaila, called for an urgent meeting with the International Red Cross and World Health Organization, urging them to intervene and end the escalating Israeli crimes.
Dr. Al-Kaila also called on the International Community and all legal and human rights groups to end their silence and act on obliging Israel to respect and implement International Law and all related United Nations and Security Council resolutions.
The slain Palestinians have been identified as:
- Saeb Mahmoud Ezreiqi, 24, Jenin city.
- Ezzeddin Yassin Salahat, 26, Jenin refugee camp.
- Abdullah Marwan Al-Ghoul, 18, Jenin refugee camp.
- Wasim Amjad Aref Al-Ja’as, 22, Jenin refugee camp.
- Majeda Obeid, 61, Jenin refugee camp.
- Mo’tasem Mahmoud Abu Al-Hasan, 40, Al-Yamoun town.
- Mohammad Mahmoud Sobeh, 30, Burqin town.
- Mohammad Sami Ghneim, 28, Burqin town.
- Nour Sami Ghneim, 25, from Burqin.
In the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian child, Nayef Oweidat, 13, died from serious wounds he suffered last year during the Israeli onslaught on the coastal region.
Wasim was from the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC