Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill a Palestinian Young Man, Withhold the Body, Near Jenin


Israeli occupation forces shot and killed, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man in front of his home in Jaba’ town, south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, local sources reported.

During a military invasion of Jaba’ town, the army opened fire with live ammunition towards the local Palestinian youths who confronted the incursion.

Sources stated that soldiers shot and seriously wounded the young Rafiq Riyad Ghannam, 20, while he was in front of his home in the town, without providing any medical treatment.

Rafiq Riyad Ghannam, 20 – WAFA

It was reported that soldiers wrapped the severely injured young man in black plastic, before taking it away, in addition to detaining another young man.

Occupation authorities later announced the death of the young man, whose body still remains in their custody.

Palestinian youths stand by the scene of the shooting of Ghannam – J-Media

In a statement, the family stated, “the occupation soldiers executed the young man, Ghannam, in cold blood, and shot him with intent to kill in front of his house, and after he was wounded, they put him in a black bag and arrested him, until his death was announced.”

Kamel Abdallah Alwaneh, 19 – WAFA

The killing of Ghannam comes just days after Israeli forces shot and killed Kamel Abdallah Alwaneh, 19, in Jaba’ town. The slain teen was shot and critically injured on July 2, and succumbed to his wounds on July 3.

The Fatah movement organized a march in which thousands of Palestinian mourners gathered from the town of Jaba’ and surrounding villages, to express their condemnation of the killing of the two latest martyrs by the Israeli army.

March in Jenin – Photo by Thaer Abu Bakr/WAFA

The crowd assembled at the Great Mosque in Jaba’ town and marched the streets shouting slogans rejecting the execution of the two young men and the withholding of the body of Ghannam.

Palestine TV/Facebook

Sources: WAFA, WAFA, Quds Press, WAFA

Photo: Eye on Palestine

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