IOF murder 17-year-old Palestinian, storm town in West Bank
A 17-years-old Palestinian boy is martyred and others are injured while responding to IOF incursions in Kafr Dan.
A Palestinian youth was killed Thursday and others were wounded by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) gunfire during confrontations that erupted in the town of Kafr Dan, west of Jenin in the occupied West Bank.
Medical sources reported that 17-year-old boy Odai Salah was killed by an IOF bullet to the head in the confrontations in the town of Kafr Dan.
Father of Odai Salah bidding final farewell to his 16-year-old son who was murdered by the lsraeli occupation forces in Kafr Dan village, northwest of Jenin. pic.twitter.com/NzccVEjl3j— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) September 15, 2022
Local sources told Safa agency that violent confrontations erupted in Kafr Dan after IOF stormed the town and raided the homes of martyrs Ahmad and Abdelrahman Abed, who were killed Wednesday near Al-Jalama military checkpoint north of Jenin.
Breaking | Two Palestinian young men, Ahmad and Abdelrahman Abed, were shot dead this early morning by Israeli occupation forces in an exchange of gunfire at Al-Jalama checkpoint, north of Jenin, according to medical sources. pic.twitter.com/XPx5MDbqxp— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) September 14, 2022
Eyewitnesses said that the occupation forces subjected the families of the two martyrs to a field investigation and arrested young Ahmad Abbad, a cousin of one of the martyrs.
Earlier tonight when the lsraeli occupation forces invaded Kafr Dan village northwest of Jenin. It is reported that the raid is still in action until this moment and has led to the killing of one Palestinian so far. pic.twitter.com/jJ2klx1F66— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) September 15, 2022
On Wednesday evening, Palestinian Resistance fighters targeted the "Dotan" checkpoint, southwest of Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank, and withdrew from the scene safely.
Local sources reported that Resistance fighters opened fire at IOF soldiers at the "Dotan" checkpoint near the town of Ya'bad, southwest of Jenin.
IOF officer killed in confrontation near Al-Jalama checkpoint in Jenin
This comes after the IOF admitted Wednesday that one of its officers was killed in confrontations with Palestinian Resistance fighters near Al-Jalama checkpoint in the Jenin district.
Hebrew reports: "The Israeli occupation army has finally admitted that one of its officers was shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with Palestinian resistance fighters at Al-Jalama checkpoint, north of Jenin." pic.twitter.com/7Zrv5qsnLj— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) September 14, 2022
Israeli media reported that an Israeli occupation watchtower monitored the Resistance fighters near Al-Jalama checkpoint, where the two were surrounded and shot dead by IOF gunfire.
The media indicated that the armed confrontations between the Resistance fighters and the occupation forces near the checkpoint lasted for minutes, pointing out that one of the Palestinians who confronted occupation forces at Al-Jalama checkpoint is a member of the Palestinian Authority's security services.
Media coverage: "A picture of Ahmad Ayman Abed, a Palestinian intelligence officer who was shot dead this early morning in an exchange of gunfire with the Israeli occupation forces at Al-Jalama checkpoint, north of Jenin." pic.twitter.com/EF9Cj0jo4t— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) September 14, 2022
In the same context, Israeli news website Haaretz reported that "As of earlier this week, 81 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank in 2022, making it the deadliest year since 2015 – in which 99 were killed."
According to the website, 78 out of the 81 Palestinians have been martyred by Israeli occupation forces and three by Israeli settlers.
Haaretz highlighted that about 31 Palestinians were martyred in the Jenin region in the past year, where Israeli occupation forces have been conducting nightly raids.
Cairo: Situation in West Bank could "spiral out of control"
In the same context, Israeli public broadcaster KAN said on Sunday that Egyptian officials warned the Israeli occupation against carrying out "military operations" in the occupied West Bank, as it could lead to an "explosion" in the situation there.
"In Egypt, they have been worried about an escalation in the West Bank over the past few days," KAN reported.
"Egyptian officials warned Israel that the situation could spiral out of control, and they criticized Tel Aviv for its action," the Israeli channel added.
"The Egyptian officials also warned that if the situation continues as is in the West Bank, Israel will face chaos in the Palestinian territories," the Israeli broadcaster said.
Last week, KAN political affairs commentator Gilly Cohen revealed that the Israeli occupation forces were "very concerned" about the growing frustration and volatile situation within Palestinian cities.
According to Cohen, the security leadership, from the army chiefs, through the head of Military Intelligence, to the head of the Shin Bet, have expressed extreme concern over the situation that is potentially explosive.
Haaretz also reported that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asked Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid to rein in the tensions in the West Bank to prevent another confrontation from happening with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
Quoting a source familiar with the meetings between senior Israeli officials and the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, Israeli media reported that the US is highly concerned over the situation in the West Bank and fears a possible escalation.
The source stated that Leaf expressed her fear of a deteriorating security situation coupled with a possible escalation in the occupied West Bank. She believes that the continuation of such dynamics in the West Bank will lead to deterioration at the security level.