A Palestinian teenager was killed early Wednesday morning after being shot by Israeli security forces during an operation in the town of Kafr Dan, on the outskirts of Jenin, in response to the clash in the area on Wednesday, which resulted in the death of an Israeli serviceman and two Palestinians.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said in a brief message on its Facebook social network account that the deceased is 17-year-old Uday Trad Salah, before adding that he was shot in the head. “This brings the number of martyrs since the beginning of the year to 149, including 34 martyrs in Jenin,” it said.
The incident has taken place after the Israeli army stormed the town and raided the homes of the families of the two Palestinians killed in Wednesday’s clash, Ahmed Abed and Abdelrahman Abed, as reported by the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
The operation has been arrested with the arrest of a Palestinian, leading to clashes in which the military fired the shots that killed Salah and wounded three others, including one in serious condition.
According to information gathered by the Israeli daily ‘The Jerusalem Post’, the operation was led by members of the Nahal reconnaissance battalion, whose deputy commander was Bar Pelah, killed on Wednesday in the aforementioned incident in the outskirts of the West Bank city of Jenin.
The Israeli Army detailed on Wednesday that several military personnel operating security cameras located two suspects in the area, near the village of Jalama, so troops were dispatched to initiate arrest procedures. However, the suspects “opened fire at the soldiers,” prompting the military to “take cover and fire at the suspects, neutralizing them.”