Israeli Forces Assassinate a Palestinian Man, Bomb His Home, Injure Two Others, in Jenin

07:00 Aug 17 2023 Jenin (جنين)

Israeli Forces Assassinate a Palestinian Man, Bomb His Home, Injure Two Others, in Jenin Israeli Forces Assassinate a Palestinian Man, Bomb His Home, Injure Two Others, in Jenin
Mustafa al-Kastouni, 32. Published by IMEMC News

Palestinians check the damage on a house in Jenin the West Bank following an Israeli military raid on Thursday. Credit: ZAIN JAAFAR - AFP Published by Haaretz

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by IMEMC News
Aug 17, 2023

Israeli forces executed, on Thursday morning, a Palestinian man and destroyed his home, injured two others, and detained two, during a military assault on the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

Israeli special forces invaded, on Thursday morning, followed by a large army force, in the roundabout area, in the Old City of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Local Palestinians protested the military incursion, and armed Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the attacking army.

It is important to note that the occupation army announced that one of its soldiers sustained minor injuries during the confrontations, and was transported to hospital.

During the military assault, Israeli forces fired lived rounds and shot three Palestinians, one young man was shot with live rounds in the head, chest, and abdomen.

The death of the young man was confirmed by the Palestinian Ministry of Health who identified him as Mustafa al-Kastouni, 32.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health announced that, “Mustafa al-Kastouni, 32, was martyred after being shot by the occupation in the head, chest and abdomen, during the aggression on Jenin.”

Soldiers destroyed the home of the slain man while he was present inside, although no details were provided regarding the method used by the occupation army.

Furthermore, two additional young men were shot and injured during the Israeli aggression, including a 34-year-old employee of the Ministry of Health, who was shot with two live rounds in the chest and abdomen.

Israeli forces also abducted two young men from the city, identified as Hani al-Kastouni and Hassan al-Hasis.

Sources added that since the beginning of the year, Israeli occupation forces have killed 228 Palestinians.

In the afternoon, large crowds of Palestinian mourners gathered in front of the Martyr Khalil Suleiman Governmental Hospital in Jenin.

The young men participating in the funeral procession marched the streets of the city, carrying the body of the slain young man on their shoulders.

Mourners travelled to the home of the slain man’s family home, where loved ones said their final goodbyes, before performing the funeral prayer.

The body of the slain man was laid to rest in the martyrs’ cemetery, in the eastern part of the city.

Palestinians declared a comprehensive commercial strike in the city of Jenin to mourn the death of the citizen al-Kastouni.

Palestinian Killed in Exchange of Fire With Israeli Military in Jenin, Palestinian Health Ministry Says

The 32-year-old Palestinian militant was shot in the head, chest and stomach during the exchange of fire, which lightly wounded another Palestinian

by Jack Khoury and Yaniv Kubovich for Haaretz
Aug 17, 2023 8:10 am IDT

Israeli forces shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian militant while operating in the West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the military arm of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, claimed Mustafa al-Kastouni as one of its fighters.

The director of the city's hospital, Dr. Wissam Bakar, said that a 36-year-old clinic worker was hit by gunfire during the exchange of fire while she was on her way to work. According to Bakar, she was shot in the stomach and taken into surgery in serious condition.

According to the IDF spokesperson, Israeli soldiers arrested a number of wanted Palestinians belonging to Islamic Jihad and returned fire after being shot at by militants during the raid. The spokesperson said that al-Kastouni shot at the forces and tried to escape during an attempt to arrest him.

The forces found weapons and dozens of explosive devices after entering the building where the suspects were located, the spokesperson added.

One Israeli soldier was lightly wounded by shrapnel and taken to the hospital.

Al-Kastouni's mother claimed that he was unarmed when Israeli forces entered his home. According to her, he shouted at the soldiers that he wanted to turn himself in, but she claimed they didn't listen to him.

The mother added that military dogs were first brought into the house, only then did the soldiers come in and open fire.

On Tuesday, the Israeli military killed two Palestinians in a refugee camp near Jericho in the West Bank. Israeli forces entered the Aqbat Jabr camp to arrest a suspect when the two opened fire. The soldiers returned fire killing 16-year-old Qusai al-Walaji from Jericho and 25-year-old Mohammed Najum al-Omar.
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