Two Palestinian fighters of the Al Aqsa Brigades were assassinated in Bethlehem on Sunday after the Israeli under-cover forces stormed the city and fired at resistance fighters of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the military wing of Fateh movement, one fighter was injured.
Israeli "special" forces invaded Bethlehem’s Mental Hospital area Sunday late afternoon around 6:00 pm. Israeli soldiers killed one Palestinian, Ahmed Musleh from Deheisha Camp, injuring and arresting two others. Among the two, Daniel Abu Hamami, was pronounced dead in Israeli Hadassah Hospital just after 8:00 pm.
Ahmed Musleh was on the Israeli “wanted” list. He was from Deheisha Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. The injured resident was identified as Arafat Abu Sha’eera. from Al Azza refugee camp in Bethlehem.
The three men were in a car in the Mental Hospital area. Israeli forces, in what was described as "an ambush" opened fire on the car, but grabbed all three before the killing. The three were accused of being members of the Fateh-linked armed resistance group, Al Aqsa Brigades.
"It was so hard, so disgusting what the soldiers did," an eyewitness reported,another said, "Their blood spilled in the streets. All the blood went from them"
Troops dragged the bodies of the two killed residents and barred residents and medics from reaching them.
Bethlehem governor, Salah Al Ta’mary, slammed the Israeli operations and said that Israel is persistent to inflame the situation in the Palestinian territories.
Ta’mary added that the Israeli special forces are death squads Israel uses to assassinate the fighters “in a cold blooded murder” by attacking and firing at them without any warning.
“Israel want to drag the whole area into a renewed cycle of violence”, Ta’mary added.
Under-cover forces of the Israeli army assassinate one fighter, arrest two in Bethlehem
Saed Bannoura, Ghassan Bannoura – IMEMC, 19:32
Under-cover forces of the Israeli army assassinated on Sunday one resistance fighter of the the Al Aqsa Brigades, the military wing of Fateh, and arrested two other fighters during an operation in Bethlehem. One of the arrested fighters was shot and injured before he was arrested, local sources informed IMEMC reporter.
The under-covered force invaded an area adjacent to Bethlehem Psychiatric Hospital, and killed Ahmad Musleh, 28 years old, from Al Azza refugee camp in Bethlehem, after he stepped out of his car in an attempt to escape.
Musleh was unarmed when he was attacked and fired at, local sources added.
An Israeli military source said that Musleh was one of the prominent fighters wanted to the Israeli security.
After the assassination, dozens of youth clashed with the under-covered forces and hurled stones at them, troops invaded the area immediately, arrested the two other fighters and took them to Atzion military camp, near Hebron.
The two arrested fighters were identified as Danial Abu Hamama, and Arafat Abu She’era.
This is the third assassination carried by the Israeli forces in Bethlehem since the beginning of April; two weeks ago, troops assassinated Jaber Al Akhras, leader of the Al Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad in Bethlehem, another fighter identified as Nasser Obeyyat earlier this month in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem.