Occupation Forces Shoot and Kill a Palestinian Young Man in East Jerusalem


Israeli forces shot and killed, on Monday before dawn, a Palestinian young man in occupied East Jerusalem, and detained the body, according to local sources.

Mohammad Ibrahim Shaham, 21 – Eye on Palestine

Before dawn Monday, Israeli soldiers stormed the family home of Mohammad Ibrahim Shaham, 21, in the Kafr Aqab neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, detonated the door, and immediately opened fire.

Reports state that Mohammad Ibrahim Shaham approached the door, when occupation troops detonated the door, they entered and shot the young man in the head at point blank range.

According to the young man’s mother, “I shouted at the soldiers, and one of them told me that they had come to the wrong house and they also shot by mistake even though they blew up the door of the house and killed Mohammad immediately without warning and without even checking his identity.”

She added that, “I tried to help Mohammad, and I grabbed his hands. He looked at me and smiled, and made a faint moaning sound. Then the soldiers pushed me away and prevented me from staying next to him. They took us to the apartment next door.”

The family had their hands bound, and were detained in a neighbors home for 40 minutes, the father stated that soldiers placed the injured young man’s feet on the sink near the entrance to the apartment where he remained, bleeding for 40 minutes.

While the family was temporarily detained in the home next door, they reported seeing the troops leave the apartment with the body of Mohammad, covered with a piece of cloth, and a trail of blood behind them.


Detaining the body of the martyr – [Palestine TV/Facebook]

Soldiers confiscated the body of the slain young man and later announced his death. It was reported that soldiers fired at least 4 rounds, one that killed the young Shaham, while others damaged the home.

The army ransacked the family home after killing Mohammad, while he lay bleeding on the floor, without providing any medical intervention.

The details of this story are still unfolding. Updates will be added as more details are revealed.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, called the killing a “heinous crime of execution,” and compared the act to organized crime gangs who practice premeditated assassinations.

He added that the Foreign Ministry holds the Israeli occupation state and its government responsible, and that the continuation of theses executions is proof of the international community’s indifference to the crimes perpetrated against the Palestinian people.


Palestinian Youths Confront Armored Vehicles in Kafr Aqab [J Media/Facebook]


Sources: WAFA, WAFA, WAFA

Photo: Quds Press


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