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Israeli soldiers shot and killed 16-year old Jana Majdi Zakarneh during a raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin late on 11 December.
According to the Palestinian health ministry, Zakarneh was shot in the head by the occupation soldiers while on the roof of her house. The Israeli military said it was aware of the teenager’s death and that “an investigation was underway.”
Three other Palestinians were reported wounded in the clashes, which included live fire and explosives used by the resistance. According to police reports, no Israeli troops were injured. However, unverified reports claim there are confirmed injuries among the occupation forces.
A general strike was declared in the city following Zakarneh’s murder. Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the ongoing Israeli aggression against the city and the daily killing of young Palestinians.
According to WAFA news agency, Zakarneh is Tel Aviv’s 166th victim in the occupied West Bank so far this year. Since the start of the year, Israeli soldiers have killed 39 minors, 15 of them from Jenin alone out of a total of 59 Palestinians the army has killed.
Along with the nearby city of Nablus, Jenin has been at the center of much of Israel’s assaults in the occupied West Bank this year, with Israeli forces conducting near-daily raids.
Sunday’s midnight raid came just two days after the Lion’s Den resistance group held an armed parade in the Askar refugee camp in Nablus to commemorate the group’s fallen leaders Ibrahim al-Nabulsi and Tamer al-Kilani.
According to The Jerusalem Post, the founders of the Lions’ Den have established contact with Gaza-based resistance factions and their representatives in the West Bank.
“The Lions’ Den belongs to all of Palestine without exception. We believe in the unity of blood and struggle. We are members of all Palestinian factions and the sons of the two uprisings [1st and 2nd Intifada],” said a group member in an interview with the media.