Palestine: Two Palestinians, incl child, killed by Israeli forces

Palestine (Imemc, Wafa, AA): On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man and injured at least seven after the army invaded Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Earlier on Sunday evening, a Palestinian child was killed in an Israeli military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin , according to the Ministry of Health.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers fatally shot Amir ِAla’ Bastami, 22, with a live round in the abdomen, in addition to shooting five with live rounds and two with rubber-coated steel bullets.

PRCS medics rushed the young man to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, but he succumbed to his serious wounds despite all efforts to resuscitate him.

The PRCS added that 75 Palestinians, including a pregnant woman and an infant, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation before receiving the needed treatment.

Palestine TV said the Israeli invasion lasted for five hours and was carried out by dozens of army vehicles that advanced into Nablus from the city’s northern, western, and southern parts. The soldiers also invaded several buildings and occupied rooftops before using them as firing posts.

The Israeli army said its soldiers arrested two young men, Osama Tawil, and Abdul-Kamel Jouri, both are members of the Lions’ Den unified armed resistance group, and alleged that the two were responsible for killing a soldier, Ido Baruch, in a shooting near Shavei Shomron illegal settlement, near Nablus, on October 11, 2022.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Qussai Radwan Waked, 14, with a live round in the abdomen, causing organ damage and severe internal bleeding that resulted in his death on Sunday evening.

According to witnesses, Israeli forces raided the Jabriyat neighborhood in Jenin and surrounded a house, triggering clashes with stone-throwing residents.

The incidents unfolded when a large military force invaded Jenin, surrounded a home in the Al-Jabriyyat neighborhood, and stormed it before abducting a former political prisoner, Jibril Zobeidi, who was imprisoned by Israeli for eleven years, leading to protests.

An Israeli military statement said a Palestinian was arrested for his alleged involvement in snatching the body of an Israeli settler, who was killed in a car crash in November 2022.

The statement said the suspect was also involved in attacks on Israeli forces and in planning further attacks.

Thousands of Palestinians marched in front of ‎Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin city, the Jenin refugee camp, and participated in the funeral ceremony and procession of the slain child before he was buried at the village cemetery in Al-Arqa, west of Jenin.

In a statement, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates issued a statement denouncing the “escalating Israeli crimes and violations”, “strongly condemned the killing of the Palestinian child”, and said the Israeli army’s “field executions of Palestinians, and extra-judicial assassinations, are part of Israel’s illegal policies that violate all international standards, including International Law, International Humanitarian Law, and the Fourth Geneva Convention.”

With the killing of al-Bustami, the number of Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of 2023 has risen to 48, including 10 children, and a 61-year-old woman, and a prisoner inside Israeli jails. Ten Israelis were killed in the same period.

[Photo: Qussai Radwan Waked, 14, killed by Israeli forces in Jenin on 12 February 2023. Photo:]

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