Sunday evening, Israeli soldiers assassinated Rashid Al Omary, 24, of the leaders of the Al Quds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, in Sielet Al Harthiyya town, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank.

The Palestine News Network reported that an Israeli under-cover unit infiltrated into the town, and surrounded the house of Al Omary in Al Tahaina neighborhood.

The agency added that at least 25 military vehicles invaded the town later on after blocking all of its entrances.

Soldiers occupied a house near the house of Al Omary for five hours and demanded him to surrender.

After firing dozens of rounds of live ammunition and throwing grenades at the house, soldiers broke into it, searched it, and found Al Omary hiding under the awning of the second floor.
The agency stated that soldiers were able to arrest him if they wanted to, but instead they fired opened fire and killed him.

Troops took the body of Al Omary to the Salem Israeli military camp, near the town, and handed it later on to an ambulance that belongs to the Red Crescent society.

Medics said that Al Omary was shot in his head, chest, and in several other parts of his body.