Israeli soldiers killed Wednesday night, a young Palestinian man and injured at least eleven in addition to abducting three after many army vehicles invaded Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, leading to protests.

Update: The Palestinian Health Ministry said Amir Hussein Hammad, 18, suffered life-threatening wounds after the soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, causing a skull fracture.

The invasion into Silwad started in the evening, leading to protests for several hours.

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

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the soldiers killed Omar Mohammad Elyan, 20, and added that the army shot him with a live round in the chest.


The Health Ministry said the soldiers also shot and seriously injured one Palestinian and moderately wounded another.

The army also injured five other Palestinians who were rushed to a local clinic by the medics before the soldiers surrounded it.

At least five Palestinians suffered various injuries, mainly due to tear gas inhalation and the fragments from concussion grenades.

Local sources said the Israeli army also surrounded the home of Khaled Ta’ouj, and fired a shell at it, causing damage. The home was vacant when the soldiers shelled it.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said a young man was injured when the soldiers rammed him with their armored military jeep.

The soldiers withdrew from the town shortly before invading it again and abducted three young men, Abdul-Fattah Hammad, Khaled Eyad Hamed, and Ahmad Abdullah Hamed.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

First Published on: Apr 14, 2022, at 02:37