Israelis Kill 1, shoot 2, and arrest 4 in Jenin
Israeli Troops Kill 1, shoot 2, and arrest 4 in Jenin
At approximately 2:00 PM on Monday April 28, 2003, Israeli troops entered the refugee camp in Jenin. They were evidently searching for four members of Islamic Jihad. During the incursion they shot and killed 17 year old Muresab Ibrahim Jaber and shot a 12 year old boy named Samer Suse in the leg and another in the shoulder. They did also arrest 4 members of Islamic Jihad.
The Israeli army entered the camp with 1 tank, 1 APC's, 1 bulldozer and 2 Cobra helicopters. They also had 2 tanks and another APC at the hospital which was not far away in the city of Jenin. They used one of the APC's to block the entrance to the camp and it was parked next to a school. There were seven members of the International Solidarity Movement from the US, UK, Sweden, and South Africa, in the area at the time of the invasion. The Internationals split up into three groups. Two groups were to help children get home from school and the other was to maintain a presence at the hospital.the street by walking in front of the APC. However, just as the last children were coming across, the soldiers in the APC began firing over the heads of the last ISM person.
Just behind the hospital, Israeli troops were shooting into a house. Members of ISM phoned the DCO to let him know that there were many children still in the area of the shooting. 2 ISM activists also let themselves be seen by the tanks because there were so many children around. Five minutes later, the tank began firing at the Internationals.
Several of the ISM then made their way closer to the tanks by approaching from behind. They had been told that there may be injured children there. It turned out that, at that point, there was not. However, the tank continued firing intermittently, so moving out was difficult. That is when they shot Samer, who was standing about 2 meters from Nancy at the time.
The ISM stayed where they were until the
tanks left. On the way out, one of the tanks ran over the
side of an ambulance.