Zakariya Mohammad Za’oul

June 19, 2023: Zakariya Mohammad Zakariya Za’oul, 20, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also shot and injured two young men after the army invaded Husan, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Zakariya after shooting him with a live round in the head.

It added that Palestinian medics rushed the young man to a hospital in Bethlehem but succumbed to his serious wounds.

The young man was killed after several Israeli military vehicles invaded the Al-Matina area at the eastern entrance of Husan, leading to protests before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The soldiers also shot two Palestinians, one in the neck and one in the abdomen, and abducted another young man.

Earlier Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed five Palestinians, including a child, and injured at least 100, including 23 who suffered life-threatening wounds, in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as Ahmad Khaled Daraghma, 19, Ahmad Yousef Saqer, 15, Khaled Azzam Asa’sa, 21, Qassam Faisal Abu Seriyya, 29, and Qais Majdi Adel Jabarin, 21.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that the soldiers also injured at least 100 Palestinians, including 23 who suffered critical wounds.

Zakariya was from Husan town, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC