Act Daily News
The Israeli army admitted Monday that its troops shot Jana Zakarneh, a 16-year-old Palestinian woman who died throughout a raid within the occupied West Bank on Sunday night time, saying she was killed by “unintentional” Israeli hearth “aimed at armed gunmen.”
“Following an initial inquiry, it was determined that the girl who was killed was hit by unintentional fire aimed at armed gunmen on a roof in the area from which the force was fired upon,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) assertion mentioned.
“The IDF and its commanders regret any harm to uninvolved civilians, including those who are in a combat environment and in close proximity to armed terrorists during exchanges of fire,” the assertion continued.
Jana’s uncle, Majed Zakarneh, advised Act Daily News on Monday that his niece “was shot with four bullets, two to her face, one to her neck, and one to her shoulder.”
The Israeli army have been “heavily shooting everywhere. Jana was inside the house with her family and when she heard people screaming she went to the rooftop to see what is happening,” Zakarneh mentioned.
“Twenty minutes after the soldiers left the neighborhood, her father went to look for her … He found her lying on the floor with a face full of blood,” Zakarneh mentioned.
Speaking earlier than the IDF admitted duty, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz mentioned he wished to precise “sorrow for her death, as for any death of someone who was not involved in terrorism, if that was indeed the case.”
The official Palestinian news company WAFA says one other two Palestinians have been injured and three have been arrested throughout the raid. The IDF confirmed three have been arrested “suspected of terror involvement.”
A basic strike was declared in Jenin on Monday following Jana’s killing, WAFA mentioned, including that “hundreds of people” took to the streets to protest “ongoing Israeli aggression”.
In an announcement on Monday, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh known as on the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, “to investigate the crimes of the occupation and put Israel on the blacklist.” Gamba is at the moment on a go to to the West Bank and Gaza.
“The murder of the child Jana Majdi Zakarneh adds to the horrific murders of children that the occupation soldiers continue to commit,” Shtayyeh mentioned.
Zakarneh’s demise brings the overall variety of Palestinians killed within the occupied West Bank to date in 2022 to 166, a stage not seen in additional than a decade, in accordance with the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Israel says most killed have been militants or participating violently with troopers. But human rights teams say bystanders have additionally been killed.
Israel has additionally recorded the very best quantity deaths from Palestinian assaults this 12 months in practically 20 years, with 31 killed.
The IDF mentioned in its assertion that it had arrested three individuals within the raid.
“Security forces apprehended three wanted individuals suspected of terror involvement,” the assertion learn.
According to the IDF, the suspects threw explosives and fired on the IDF troopers, who responded with “live fire.” No IDF accidents have been reported.
On Thursday, a 16-year-old boy died after he was shot by Israeli forces in Ramallah, in accordance with a separate assertion by the Palestinian Ministry of Health final week.
“Al-Rimawi, 16-years-old, was injured by two bullets from the back. The first exited from his chest and the second exited from the abdomen,” that assertion mentioned.
The IDF mentioned in an announcement that Israeli troopers “shot toward suspects” for throwing rocks and paint bottles at autos “endangered the lives of passersby” close to the city of Aboud in Ramallah.