Palestine: Israeli forces kill teen Palestinian girl in Jenin

By Hamdi Yildiz

RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): Israeli forces shot dead a teenage Palestinian girl in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, authorities said on Monday.

Jana Majdi Issam Zakarna, 16, was on the roof of her home when she was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Sources told Anadolu Agency that clashes broke out when Israeli special forces carried out raids in eastern Jenin city to apprehend a wanted juvenile suspect.

The attack occurred before midnight Sunday when undercover soldiers following many several armored military vehicles invaded Jenin.

Three more Palestinians shot by Israeli forces were being treated at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, the Palestine Red Crescent said in a statement.

Three others were detained in the Israeli raids, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Club.

The soldiers caused damage to several parked cars and a shop during protests that took place after the killing in the Al-Bayader area in Jenin.

With the news of the killing of the 16-year-old child, a general strike was declared in the city and hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the ongoing Israeli aggression against the city and the daily killing of young Palestinians.

The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the start of 2022 has reached 217; 166 killed in the West Bank and 51 in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Since the start of this month, 39 minors have been killed by Israel.

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[Photo: Jenna Majidi Essam Zakarna 16 was killed by Israeli forces at the roof of her home at midnight. She is seen carrying a poster that says: “Don’t think and don’t be perplexed with Jana Majdi because the problems of the girls are many.” Photo by]

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