Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, one Palestinian, injured at least eight others, and abducted four, in addition to demolishing a room and a barn, during a massive invasion into Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that, on Saturday evening, the soldiers shot Ahmad Samir Abu ‘Obeid, 19, with a live round in his head, in Wadi Burqin, west of Jenin city.
The young man suffered a very serious injury, before medics rushed him to Jenin Governmental Hospital, where he died from his wounds.
The Ministry added that the soldiers also shot two young Palestinian men with live rounds in their legs, and six others with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked locals, who protested the invasion.
The army also abducted four young Palestinian men, and demolished a room and a barn, in addition to causing damage to several structures and cars, before withdrawing from the town.
The WAFA Palestinian News Agency reported that the invasion was carried out by twenty-two armored military vehicles, and two bulldozers, and added that the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, and used K9 units in searching the properties, causing anxiety attacks among many Palestinians, especially children.
After the army withdrew from the town, hundreds of Palestinians marched in Ahmad’s funeral procession, while chanting against the ongoing Israeli military occupation and escalation and for ongoing struggle until liberation and independence.
The Israeli invasion into several areas in the Jenin Governorate started after the soldiers invaded Kafeer village, south of the city, after surrounding it and declaring it a closed military zone.
The soldiers conducted extensive military searches of homes and abducted two siblings, identified as Thieb Walid Ershaid, 43, and his brother Qa’qaa, 42, after surrounding their homes.
The shooting death of Abu Obeid came during the invasion of Wadi Burqin by the Israeli military early Friday morning to besiege the home where the army believed that the wanted man Ahmad Nasr Jarrar was hiding.
Ahmad Nasr Jarrar is wanted by the Israeli military for allegedly killing an Israeli settler on January 8th.
Following that Jan. 8th killing, the Israeli military invaded a number of nearby villages and conducted house-to-house searches.
The army offered no apology or compensation for the mistaken identity assassination.