The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that on Thursday morning, three Palestinians, including two Intelligence Officers, were executed by undercover Israeli soldiers, and one was seriously injured, in Jenin city, in the northern West Bank.
The Health Ministry and senior Palestinian security sources confirmed that the slain Palestinians were identified as Lieutenant Adham Yasser Tawfiq ‘Olweiwi, 23, and Captain Taiseer Mahmoud Othman Ayasa, 33, in addition to a former political prisoner, Jamil Mahmoud al-‘Ammouri, 24.
It is worth mentioning that the wife of al-Ayasa is eight months pregnant.
It added that one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Samer al-Bazzour, 23, also an intelligence officer, was seriously injured.
The soldiers also confiscated the car of al-‘Ammouri, and took his corpse to an unknown destination, in addition to abducting a young man who was with him.
Colonel Taleb Salahat, the head of the Palestinian Intelligence headquarters in Jenin, said Taiseer was from Sanour village, south of Jenin, and ‘Olweiwi was from Zawata village near Nablus. The Palestinian Security Officers were executed by the undercover Israeli soldiers while they were on night guard duty.
Salahat added that the seriously wounded Palestinian, Mohammad, was rushed to an Israeli hospital, where he remains in an extremely critical condition.
Jenin Governor, Akram Rajoub, stated that the soldiers fired many live rounds directly into the Palestinian Intelligence headquarters on Nazareth Street in Jenin, killing the three officers and wounding one.
He added that an exchange of fire broke out after the soldiers executed the three officers.
Rajoub stated that the incident is a serious Israeli escalation, and added that this is not the first time Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at the Palestinian security forces and their headquarters.