Update: In an official statement, the Commission Of Detainees’ Affairs has confirmed that Bassel Basbous was shot and injured on Monday, October 3, but did not die from his wounds and is at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, but Israel never informed the Palestinians about the issue. It also confirmed the death of two Palestinians.

The Commission confirmed that the two Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli army are Khaled Anbar Dabbas, 21, from the Al-Jalazonerefugee camp, and Salama Ra’fat Sharay’a, 19, from Birzeit, near Ramallah.

In its statement, the Commission said:

“Bassel is at Shaare Zedek Israeli Medical Center; he was shot in the left arm and the left leg and was also admitted to surgery.

The Israeli military court in Ofer prison will hold a hearing this coming Thursday to remand him for further interrogation.”

The Commission’s lawyer, Karim Ajwa, also said the two Palestinians who were killed by the soldiers are Khaled Anbar Dabbas and Salama Ra’fat Sharay’a.

Furthermore, Palestinian Journalist Alaa Al Rimawi interviewed Bassel’s mother, who said:

“We were informed that Bassel was killed before the soldiers took his body away, and because the soldiers shot him and took him away, nobody was able to see him, and we weren’t given any further information….

However, a Doctor at the Israeli hospital, we don’t want to say who he is because we don’t want him to lose his job, managed to talk to him. The doctor thought my son was Sharay’a who was thought to be injured, but my son told him I am Bassel; please tell my parents that I am alive….”

Later, the district coordination office got in touch with us and told us that Bassel is alive. However, we are not allowed to see him, and we have no permits… the District Coordination Office is working on getting us the needed permits to visit with our son.

There was also a young Palestinian woman who saw my son at the hospital, and she got in touch with us. We sent her a photocopy of my son’s ID card, and she confirmed it is him, and he is alive…

“While am pleased my son is alive, we are all sad that Khaled and Salama are dead… it is all God’s will…”


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Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures One, Near Ramallah
First Published on Oct 3, 2022, at 09:42

On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinians and moderately wounded one near the Al-Jalazonerefugee camp, north of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several armored military vehicles invaded the area of the Palestinian Education Ministry, near the refugee camp, before fatally shooting two young men and moderately wounding another.

They added that the Palestinians were in a car, approximately at 3:30 at dawn, heading to work when the soldiers fired many live rounds at their car, killing two and moderately wounding a third before taking them and the car to an unknown destination.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as Bassel Qassem Basbous, 19, and Khaled Fadi Anbar, 21, from the Al-Jalazonerefugee camp.

The wounded Palestinian, whom the soldiers also abducted, has been identified as Ra’fat Salama Habash, 19, from the nearby town of Birzeit.

Eyewitnesses said the two slain Palestinians were still bleeding when the soldiers detained them and refused to allow Palestinian medics to reach them.

The Israeli army claimed it invaded the area “to arrest wanted Palestinians when a car came at them at high speed before the soldiers opened fire at it, killing two and wounding one.”

The army alleged that Palestinians tried to carry out a ramming attack against the soldiers; however, eyewitnesses denied the allegations and said the Palestinians driving the car were surprised by the soldiers invading the area before the army fired several live rounds at them.

The army took the corpses of the two slain Palestinians, and the wounded, to an unknown destination.

It is worth mentioning that the army abducted, at dawn Monday, at least sixteen Palestinians during invasions and searches of dozens of homes and buildings across the occupied West Bank.