Four Palestinian teenagers killed in 24 hours by Israeli forces

10/14/2022 11:12 AM

Four Palestinian teenagers were killed in 24 hours over the weekend, as Israel continues its near-daily incursions in Palestinian territories.

Two teenagers, Mahmoud Assos, 18, and Ahmed Daragma, 16, were shot dead by Israeli forces in the Jenin refugee camp on Saturday morning.

On Friday evening, two minors were killed by Israeli fire - Adel Ibrahim Daoud, 14, was shot in the head near the city of Qalqilya in northern West Bank, while Mahdi Ladadweh, 17, was shot in the chest in a village near Ramallah.

Meanwhile, an Israeli soldier died after a shooting on Saturday night in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli army reportedly undertook a large raid in the Jenin refugee camps on Saturday with armoured vehicles, bulldozers, military helicopters and combat drones deployed.

Palestinian fighters responded with live fire, while unarmed residents also confronted soldiers with rocks.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, Israeli soldiers attacked anti-occupation protests across the West Bank on Friday and injured more than 50 Palestinians.  

Continued assaults  

Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem have seen increased violence by Israeli forces this year compared to other years.  

Israeli soldiers have been conducting near-daily raids in northern West Bank, particularly in Jenin and Nablus, where Palestinian armed resistance is growing more organised.

Over 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army this year, taking the death toll in the West Bank the highest it has been since 2015.

Around 50 have been killed the Gaza Strip and at least 110 in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which includes 20 minors, according to UN data.

In May, Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead while covering an Israeli assault in Jenin.  

Investigations by news organisations, human rights groups and the UN found that an Israeli soldier shot Abu Akleh. Having initially denied it, Israel later said there is a “high possibility” the journalist was hit by Israeli fire.

Israel's occupation and invasion of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem in 1967 was not recognised by the international community. Palestinians want these territories for a future state.