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Israeli Forces Kill 16-Year-Old Girl in Jenin

Israeli occupation soldiers killed 16-year-old Jana Majdi Zakarneh during a military raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement that Zakarneh was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers while on the roof of her house and killed.

Zakarneh was found dead on the roof by her family after the Israeli soldiers left the area after shooting and injuring two others and arresting three Palestinians, according to a WAFA correspondent.

He said that a sizable army force raided a neighborhood of the city and during the raid, Zakarneh was shot and killed, apparently by a sniper.

Following the news of the killing of the 16-year-old child, a general strike was declared in the city and hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the ongoing Israeli aggression against the city and the daily killing of young Palestinians.

Zakarneh is the 166th victim so far this year in the occupied West Bank, including 39 minors. 59 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army in Jenin since the start of the year.

Source: The Palestine Chronicle. 14 Dec. 2022


Her uncle, Majid Zakarneh, told MEE that her father and younger brother, 13, were the ones to find her dead on the roof after the family noticed her absence and went looking for her.

“She was up on the roof sitting with her cat. She went up there after the shootings started, but she wasn’t anywhere near the soldiers,” said Majid.

He said that four live bullets had hit her, two in the face, one in the neck, and one in the shoulder.

‘When I got there, she was on the floor, bleeding from what seemed like everywhere’

-Majid Zarkaneh, uncle