Israeli Forces Continue Its Military Campaign in Jenin; Palestinian Youngster Killed, 7 Other Civilians Wounded, Including 4 Children, in Burqin, West of Jenin, and 2 Sheds for Breeding Livestock Demolished in addition to Blowing up Cave and Doors of Several Stores


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 4, 2018

In a new crime of excessive use of lethal force, on Saturday, 03 February 2018, Israeli forces killed an 18-year-old Palestinian civilian and wounded 7 others, including 4 children. This happened when Israeli forces moved into Burqin village, west of Jenin, as part of their ongoing military operation, which started on 18 January 2018, to search for Ahmed Naser Jarar (22). Ahmed is accused of killing an Israeli Rabbi on 09 January 2018 near “Hafat Gilead” settlement, southwest of Nablus.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and eyewitnesses’ accounts, at approximately 14:25 on Saturday, 03 February 2018, Israeli forces accompanied with military vehicles and 2 bulldozers and backed by a drone moved into the Eastern neighborhood in Burqin village, west of Jenin…