[Thursday at Dawn, December 19, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers invaded Qalqilia city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, shot and killed a Palestinian security officer.The sources said that Saleh Samir Yassin, 28 years of age, was shot in the Nazzal neighborhood in Qalqilia, after dozens of soldiers invaded it.
Eyewitnesses said that Yassin was executed in cold blood, and that the soldiers left him bleeding on the ground, and prevented local medics from providing him with urgently needed care, or moving him to hospital.
Responding to Israeli claims that Yassin was armed with a pistol, Palestinian security sources said that Yassin is a security officer, therefore it is to be expected that he was armed.
Qalqilia Governor, Abdullah Kamil, said that the officer was shot and killed by undercover soldiers of the Israeli army.
Kamil denounced the execution of the officer and said that Israel is trying to drag the region into a new cycle of violence, and is trying to enrage the Palestinians against the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).
Yassin’s body was moved to the UNRWA Hospital in Qalqilia, while his funeral procession will be held on Thursday afternoon.
In related news, soldiers invaded on Thursday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, kidnapping two Palestinians, including a security officer.
Local sources in Beit village, south of Nablus, have reported that the soldiers kidnapped Rady Sa’id Hamayel, after breaking into his home.
Hamayel is an officer of the Presidential Guard; he was kidnapped after dozens of soldiers violently broke into his home and searched it, causing excessive property damage.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded Beita village, south of Nablus, and kidnapped Rady Sa’id Hamayel, after breaking into his home. Hamayel is also an officer of the Presidential Guard.
On Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a young Palestinian man in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured seven Palestinians.
The slain Palestinian, identified as Nafe’ Jamil Sa’dy, 22, was also shot and killed by undercover forces of the Israeli army.