Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Jenin raid

MEE Staff

Middle East Eye  /  September 22, 2023

Abdullah Abu Hassan succumbed to his wounds after being shot in an Israeli raid that injured many others.

Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian from the town of Al-Yamoun, west of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin. 

The Palestinian has been identified as Abdullah Abu Hassan, according to Palestinian medical sources who announced his death early on Friday.

According to local media, Abu Hassan succumbed to his wounds after Israeli forces opened fire while storming the town. 

Abu Hassan was transferred to the Rafida Hospital, along with 15 others suffering from injuries.  

The Palestinian Ministry of Health also confirmed the death, stating that a number of other Palestinians were also injured by bullet fragments, while others suffered from smoke inhalation. 

Local media reported that armed Israeli forces stormed the town using heavy gunfire, with additional reinforcements sent. 

Ahmed Jibril, the director of the Ambulance and Emergency Centre at the Red Crescent in Nablus, also told local media that Israeli forces prevented ambulances from reaching the town where the raid was taking place. 

Israeli forces also killed three Palestinians earlier this week on 19 September in a drone-assisted assault on the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, while another died of his wounds on 20 September.

One Palestinian man was also killed by Israeli forces along the separation fence with the besieged Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said.

A 19-year-old was also shot by Israeli forces on 20 September during a morning raid on the occupied West Bank city of Jericho. 

The teenager, who has been identified as Dhargham al-Akhras, succumbed to his wounds after the shooting in the Aqbat Jabr camp.

According to local media, armed Israeli forces raided the camp, carried out multiple arrests, and clashed with residents, wounding at least one person as a result of live fire.

This year is shaping up to be one of the bloodiest in the occupied West Bank.

At least 222 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces this year, including 38 children, according to a tally by Middle East Eye.

A total of 185 people have died in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Another 37 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, Palestinians have killed at least 30 Israelis in the same period, including six children.


 Israeli forces kill Palestinian in northern West Bank raid

Al-Jazeera  /  September 22, 2023

Abdullah Abu Hasan, 18, was shot in the abdomen and killed by Israeli forces during a raid on Kafr Dan town near Jenin.

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by the Israeli forces during a raid near the city of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the 18-year-old was killed by live rounds “to the abdomen” in the town of Kafr Dan. He is the seventh Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces this week.

Israeli troops raided several homes in the town early on Friday, triggering confrontations with Palestinian residents by firing sound bombs, tear gas canisters and live ammunition.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad group identified the victim as Abdullah Abu Hasan and said he was a local fighter from its al-Quds Brigades armed wing.

The Israeli military said soldiers opened fire at suspects who shot and hurled an explosive device at them during a weapons search operation in Kafr Dan. “A hit was identified,” it said in a statement.

Violence in the occupied West Bank has surged for more than a year with increased Israeli military raids, increased assaults by Jewish settlers on Palestinian villages, and a spate of Palestinian attacks targeting Israelis.

On Tuesday, three Palestinians were killed during a military raid on Jenin, among them a 15-year-old who was shot by Israeli special forces after he discovered them as he was leaving his grandfather’s house, according to rights group Defense for Children International – Palestine.

The United Nations has said 2023 is the deadliest year for Palestinians since it started counting fatalities in 2006.

More than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the start of this year, according to the health ministry. At least 35 Israelis have also been killed in Palestinian attacks during the same period.

United States-sponsored statehood negotiations collapsed in 2014 and current diplomatic efforts seem to be focused on forging a historic deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, President Mahmoud Abbas said Middle East peace was attainable only when Palestinians achieve “their full rights”. He called on the UN to convene a peace conference to “salvage the two-state solution”.