On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, abducted three young men, including his brother, and injured at least six.

Palestinian TV said the soldiers surrounded the Deheishe refugee camp and occupied the rooftops of tall buildings overlooking it before undercover officers infiltrated it using a car carrying Palestinian license plates.

It added that the Palestinians became aware of the undercover officers before many armored military vehicles invaded the refugee camp, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Omar Yousef Manna’ Fararja, 22, with live rounds in the chest and killed him.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers also shot six Palestinians with live fire to their extremities before Palestinian medics rushed them to Bethlehem hospitals.

The soldiers also stormed and ransacked many homes and abducted three Palestinians, Omar’s brother, Yazan Fararja, 24, in addition to Odai Essam Abu Nassar, 24, and his brother Mu’ath, 27.

On Monday afternoon, thousands of Palestinians held a funeral procession that started in Deheishe refugee camp and headed towards the Shuhada Graveyard in the Artas village, south of Bethlehem.

It is worth mentioning that Omar was also a political prisoner, imprisoned by Israel several times, including when he was held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.

First Published on: Dec 5, 2022 at 07:31