Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill a Palestinian Young Man in Jenin


Israeli forces shot and killed, on Wednesday at dawn, a Palestinian young man in the northern west Bank city of Jenin, local sources reported.

According to Dr. Wissam Bakr, the medical director at the Khalil Suleiman Hospital in Jenin, Israeli forces shot and killed a young man identified as Muhammad Maher Nafie Marei, 25, from the Jenin refugee camp.

Sources stated that Israeli forces stormed Jenin, which triggered protests from the local youths, which soldiers responded to by opening fire toward the young men, shooting and critically injuring Marei.

Marei was shot with a live round in the chest, transferred by civilian vehicle to the Khalil Suleiman Hospital, and later was pronounced dead from the critical gunshot wound.

According to the father of the slain young man, Maher Marei, “the occupation soldiers prevented one of his relatives from trying to save his life, and injured him with shrapnel in his hand.”

He added, in a press statement that he holds Israeli authorities “fully responsible for the execution of his son.”

Video by Oday Daibes via Eye on Palestine/Facebook

The funeral procession began at the Khalil Suleiman Hospital where young men carried the body of the slain young man on their shoulders and repeated slogans denouncing the murder and the constant targeting of Jenin city and its refugee camp.

A large crowd marched to the home of the slain young man where family members said their final goodbyes, and proceeded to the local mosque where the funeral prayer was performed.

Mourners then headed to the cemetery of martyrs in the Jenin refugee camp where the body of the martyr was laid to rest.

Eye on Palestine/Facebook

Sources: WAFA, Quds Press, WAFA

Photo: WAFA

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