On Monday, August 15, 2022, a Palestinian young man was shot dead at point-blank range by Israeli occupation forces during a raid on his home in Kafr Aqab town, northeast of Occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli soldiers broke into the house and cold-bloodedly shot 21-year-old Mohamed Shham in his head, and then left him bleeding to death before bundling his body into a vehicle and driving off.
His father told local media that the Israeli army raided their home at dawn and shot their son in the head from point-blank range. The army then arrested his son and announced his death shortly after.
“We don’t know the reason or why they came to the house. They would have killed us all if my other son and I hadn’t hidden inside,” said Ibrahim Shham, adding that left his son on the ground for over half an hour before arresting him.
In recent months, Israeli forces have carried out a series of killings of Palestinians, under a military campaign Israel terms Breaking the Wave.
Last week, the army killed Ibrahim al-Nablusi, 19, Islam Sabbouh, 32, and 16-year-old Hussein Jamal Taha, in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.
The Israeli army carries out near-daily raids on Palestinian towns and villages, which often result in the wounding or killing of Palestinians.
Also on Monday, Israeli forces arrested at least 24 Palestinians across the occupied areas of West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The IOF kidnapped nine citizens during dawn raids on homes in Deir Abu Mash’al village, west of Ramallah.
Another citizen was kidnapped from his home in Birzeit town, north of Ramallah.
In Bethlehem, the IOF stormed Beit Fajjar town and al-Deheisha refugee camp and kidnapped seven young men from their homes.
In Nablus, one young man was taken prisoner following IOF raids on homes in Asira Shamaliya town.
In Jenin, two citizens were kidnapped by the IOF from Silat ad-Dhahr town and Zububa village.
In Jerusalem, Israeli police forces stormed different areas and kidnapped at least four citizens.