West Bank: Israeli occupation kills 17-year-old Palestinian, injures 17 others

West Bank (The Inside Palestine)- A Palestinian teen was killed and ten others were wounded, at dawn today, Monday, by the Israeli occupation forces’ bullets as they stormed  Silat Al-Harithiya town, west of Jenin, accompanied by dozens of military vehicles with the aim of demolishing houses. The Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian citizens who gathered to confront them defending their town.

Hundreds of people took part in the funeral procession of the Palestinian martyr Mohammad Akram Abu Salah, 17, in Jenin, during which the participants affirmed that they will continue to defend their hometown against the oppression of the Israeli occupation.

Confrontations broke out between dozens of young Palestinians and the occupation forces, who fired massive sound bombs and tear gas, causing a number of civilians to suffocate.

In its turn, the Red Crescent confirmed that its crews dealt with 3 serious injuries, one of which was in the head and in a very critical condition.

The director of the emergency care in Jenin, Mahmoud Al-Saadi, said the occupation forces even prevented ambulances from entering the town to treat and transport the injured.

IOF blow up the house of prisoner Mahmoud Jaradat in Jenin

The occupation forces blew up the house of prisoner Mahmoud Jaradat in the town, and two Israeli occupation soldiers were injured as the walls they themselves demolished fell on them during the demolition process.

The daughter of prisoner Jradat, Mayar, said in a message after the demolition of her house that this will not affect the resolve to confront the occupation, adding: “We will not kneel, and whenever they demolish [our houses], we will build them again.”

Hamas Spokesperson Hazem Qassem commented on the demolition of Jaradat’s home, describing it as “a racist crime, terrorist behavior, and flagrant violation of all humanitarian laws.”

Qassem explained in a tweet that “the repetition of this crime confirms the impotence of the occupation in the face of our people’s rising resistance in the West Bank,” noting that “all experiences have proven the catastrophic failure of this policy, and our people’s ability to sacrifice will not be broken by these crimes.”

For its part, the Ahrar Movement declared that “the occupation’s demolition of citizens’ homes is a failed policy that reflects its inability to undermine the will of our people and its revolutionaries who are rising up with their heroic operations to curb the aggression of the occupation.”

In response to the targeting of civilians in the town, the Jenin Brigade announced that it had managed to target and directly hit a concentration of Israeli occupation soldiers in an operation it called “The Mighty Jenin.”

Al Mayadeen correspondent reported Sunday afternoon that extreme tension is still dominating in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Al-Quds following continued aggression from the Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians living there.

Our correspondent from Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood added that “the occupation forces are firing stun grenades at those standing in solidarity with the Salem family,” stressing that they are “trying to isolate the home of the Salem family, which is threatened with forced expulsion.”

She also pointed out that the occupation forces “set up iron barriers to isolate the home of the Salem family,” noting that “they prevent journalists from moving freely in that area.”


Source: Al Mayadeen

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