Israeli soldiers shot in the head and killed a Palestinian teen during an arrest raid

IDF troops operate in the Jenin area on February 3 2018 in pursuit of Ahmed Jarrar, a suspect in the killing of Raziel Shevach. (IDF Spokesperson)
IDF troops operate in the Jenin area on February 3 2018 in pursuit of Ahmed Jarrar, a suspect in the killing of Raziel Shevach. (IDF Spokesperson)

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during an arrest raid in the village of Burqin in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said on Saturday.

A Reuters witness said about 200 Palestinians were throwing stones at Israeli military vehicles when a gunshot was heard, adding that a wounded person was then carried to a car.

Israel’s military said its forces had been searching in Burqin for suspects involved in the fatal drive-by shooting of an Israeli rabbi from a nearby settlement on Jan. 9.

A military spokeswoman said rioting had broken out while troops were apprehending several suspects connected with that shooting and troops responded with non-fatal “riot dispersal means” against Palestinians throwing rocks and firebombs and then with live gunfire at the main instigators.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the teenager killed on Saturday was 19 years old, while the hospital in Jenin where he was taken said he had been shot in the head.

The Israeli military spokeswoman said he had climbed onto a military vehicle and had opened its door before he was shot.

Israeli forces in the adjacent city of Jenin last month shot and killed a Palestinian gunman whom they had also suspected of involvement in the rabbi’s shooting.

Ahmed al Jarrar the Palestinian teen that was  killed by Israeli  troops during  an arrest raid . The hospital said he was shot in the head
Ahmed al Jarrar the Palestinian teen that was killed by Israeli troops during an arrest raid . The hospital said he was shot in the head
Tensions in the region have risen since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December. Since then at least 20 Palestinians and one Israeli have been killed.

Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. policy enraged Palestinians, who want to create an independent state in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Israel captured those territories in the 1967 Middle East War and annexed East Jerusalem in a move not recognized internationally. It says the entire city is its eternal, indivisible capital. It pulled out of Gaza in 2005.

U.S.-led peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014. A bid by Trump’s administration to restart negotiations has shown no real signs of progress.

REUTERS

  • Y K

    Every Balastinain who hurt his toe deserves a debate at the Security Council. Or at least a detailed Reuters report, duly re-published by Ya Libnan. Of course, none of this applies if the one hurting the Balastinian is himself an Arab or a Muslim. 🙂

    • Omega

      Hate Middle Easterns all you want but be fair. What Israelis do to be Palestinians on a daily basis since 1948 is inhuman.

      Theft of lands, destruction of home/villages/towns, arresting children to then charge them in military courts (!), beating women, the elderly, shooting anyone at will, ransom arrests, night raids, segregation, endless checkpoints, military blockade, etc. The list goes on.

      I hope you realize that Israel will be its own demise – even Israeli foresees that. Most importantly, the Palestinians aren’t going anywhere. With all the corrupt and incompetent “leaders” the Palestinians had to date and Jerusalem being recognized as Israel’s capital by the US, the only solution seems to be the One-State – even the Palestinians want it. When “doors open”, Palestinians will be majority. You can do the math.

      • Y K

        “Hate Middle Easterners all you want”

        But I don’t want, and I don’t. I’m agnostic on most “Middle Easterners”. I like some, don’t care much for others. There are some I despise, but hate? Waaay too strong a word.

        • Omega

          Not sure why I wrote “Middle Easterners” when I meant to write “Palestinians”. Either way, I’d say your comment applies equally.

          • Y K

            Well, I’m willing to admit that as far as I am concerned, if you limit the reference group to Palestinian Arabs, most of them would probably fit into the “don’t care much for” category. But then again, on the other hand, some are quite pleasant (or at least inoffensive) on the personal level. It’s the collective that generally sucks. 🙂

          • Omega

            That collectivity of Palestinians have been victim of brutal British colonialism through the invented “Israeli” people. I have yet hear you whisper a word about it.

          • Y K

            I see you’re back on drugs, with the British Derangement Syndrome as the inevitable side effect. Hope that’s loud and clear enough. 🙂

          • Omega

            The oligarchs in Britain created Israel. You need to bring yourself up to date.

  • Hind Abyad

    Also blond with blue eyes..I don’t believe a word from the zombie
    soldiers trained to kill, it happens everyday.

    • Y K

      “Also blond with blue eyes”

      Does it make him any better in any way? Are you blond, by the way? 🙂

  • Hind Abyad