Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Jericho

12:00 Sep 5 2023 Argamon Junction/Rd 90 near az-Zubaidat (زبيدات)

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Jericho Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Jericho
Mohammad Yousef Ismael Zubeidat, 17. Source: WAFA Published by IMEMC News

A file photo of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, earlier this year. Credit: Israel Defense Forces Published by Haaretz

by IMEMC News
Sep 5, 2023

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian teenage boy near the Zubeidat town, north of Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain teen has been identified as Mohammad Yousef Ismael Zubeidat, 17, a high school student at the Zubeidat Secondary School in Jericho.

The soldiers chased Mohammad in a Plam Farm near the village and shot him before closing the area and preventing Palestinian medics from reaching him.

The army later informed the Palestinian General Authority of Civil Affairs that Mohammad has died from his wounds.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked Mohammad’s home in the in Zubeidat town, north of Jericho, before abducting his father, Yousef, and brother, Ismael.

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot Mohammad after he allegedly carried out a shooting attack, moderately wounding a Border Guard soldier.

Also, the Israeli Army spokesperson issued a statement alleging uncovering a connection between the shooting and an earlier shooting incident near an Israeli restaurant in the same area.

The first shooting incident occurred about 90 minutes earlier on Route 90 in the Jordan Valley; the army said Mohammad fired into the air before fleeing the scene.

The spokesperson said the soldiers and undercover officers searched the area after the first shooting and added that the Palestinian encountered the soldiers at a nearby intersection and opened fire at them, wounding one, before they fatally shot him.

According to the Israeli military, the Israeli army initiated massive searches in the area and installed roadblocks, looking for Palestinians who might be involved in the shooting.

Early Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded the Nur Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank’s northwestern part, killed a young Palestinian man, and seriously injured another.

Medical sources at the Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem have confirmed that the soldiers killed a young man, identified as Ayed Sameeh Abu Harb, 21, after shooting him with live fire in the head and added that the soldiers also seriously injured another Palestinian.

Mohammad Yousef Ismael Zubeidat, 17, from az-Zubaidat, shot & killed by Israeli forces after reportedly firing on them 9/5/2023
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