'They just want to kill anything Palestinian': Teenager shot by Israeli forces in Jenin dies in hospital

'They just want to kill anything Palestinian': Teenager shot by Israeli forces in Jenin dies in hospital
Mohammad Zakarneh, 17, had sustained wounds from an Israeli gunshot during a raid in West Bank's Jenin on Sunday.
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11 April, 2022
Palestinians mourned the death of Muhammad Zakarneh on Monday afternoon [Getty]

A Palestinian teenager has died of wounds sustained by gunshot at close range during a raid by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Mohammad Zakarneh, 17, succumbed to his wounds on Monday after being injured late on Sunday when Israeli special units forces tried to target the vehicle of the brother of the Tel Aviv attacker.

Israeli forces attacked the car of Hammam Hazem, the brother of Raad Hazem, the Tel Aviv shooter, while he was with his mother in an industrial zone in the city of Jenin. It was not clear what he was accused of.

Several Israeli military vehicles made a sudden incursion into the industrial area in Jenin, where three soldiers got out and shot a white Mazda car, local sources told The New Arab's Arabic-language service Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

One of the bullets hit the teenager, who was nearby, while Hammam and his mother were moderately wounded, surviving the attack.

Fatah, formerly the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, declared a strike in the city to mourn Zakarneh's death and proceed with his funeral, which took place at noon local time.

"They just wanted to kill anything Palestinian, they didn't take into consideration human rights, or his age, or the feelings of his parents and family," Zakarneh's father told Palestinian media at the funeral.

On Sunday, two Palestinian women were killed by Israeli forces, including an unarmed woman who was shot for looking "suspicious".

The woman was identified as 46-year-old widower and mother-of-six Ghada Ibrahim Sabatien. She died after suffering massive blood loss, the Palestinian health ministry said.

The Israeli military claimed she had approached a checkpoint and "failed to stop" after they had fired warning shots, but footage shared online showed that she had raised her arms as she attempted to flee while Israeli forces opened fire at her.

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In the southern city of Hebron, Israeli police killed another Palestinian woman, allegedly after she stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli border police officer.

The killings came after a Palestinian man from Jenin went on a shooting rampage in a Tel Aviv nightlife area on Thursday, killing three Israelis and wounding more than a dozen others.

In response, Israel's Prime Minister on Friday gave security agencies "full freedom" of operation in response to the attack.

"There are not and will not be limits for this war," Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said.

Rights groups have repeatedly slammed Israeli forces for showing "appalling disregard for human life" by using "reckless and unlawful lethal force" against Palestinians.

Amnesty International has repeatedly urged an end to the "worrying rise in unlawful killings by Israeli forces, fostered by a culture of impunity".