Israeli soldiers invading the West Bank shot Yazan Samer Jabari on January 2nd. His death today brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in the first fourteen days of 2023 to ten, including three minors.
On Saturday dawn, Palestinian medical sources at Iben Sina Hospital in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, confirmed the death of a young man injured earlier this month near Jenin.
The sources identified the young man as Yazan Samer Jabari, 19, from Al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin.
They added that the soldiers shot Yazan on January 2, when the army invaded the town and detonated the home of two slain Palestinians, Ahmad Ayman ‘Aabed, 23, and Abdul-Rahman Hani ‘Aabed, 22.
The invasion led to massive protests before the soldiers fatally shot Mohamamd Samer Houshiyya, 21, from Al-Yamoun, and Fuad Mahmoud Ahmad ‘Aabed, 18, from Kafr Dan, and injured many others, some seriously.
Hundreds of Palestinians marched carrying Yaza’n’s body, chanting for unity and ongoing resistance until liberation and independence.
His death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in the first fourteen days of this year, 2023, to ten, including three children. No Israelis have been killed in 2023.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed 224 Palestinians last year, including two children; 59 slain Palestinians are from the Jenin governorate.
For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline
CONTEXT: The entire West Bank has been under Israeli occupation since 1967; all its official entrances and exits are controlled by Israeli soldiers, making its Palestinian inhabitants virtual prisoners. Many are families that were ethnically cleansed from Israel during Israel’s founding war (see this and this and this). Israeli forces often invade the territory, frequently beating and shooting people; one example is here.
Israel was established in 1947 through a war of ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population, both Muslims and Christians, and it continues to steal other people’s land for illegal colonies known as ‘settlements.’ While Palestinians most often use nonviolent resistance, a small number use armed resistance against the invaders.
OTHER RECENT PALESTINIAN DEATHS AT THE HANDS OF ISRAEL:
- Invading Israeli forces kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank
- Israeli soldiers kill 4th Palestinian in 2023 (3 of them children)
- Israel has killed three Palestinians already in 2023
- Two Palestinian cancer patients die of Israeli medical neglect
FURTHER READING ON THE ISRAEL/PALESTINE ISSUE:
- Israel’s new radical government shows itself reckless and racist
- Israeli police officer who killed autistic Palestinian gets promotion
- 2022: 12 months of Israeli violence against Palestinians
- Israel’s latest killing spree – minor news to US media