Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) strongly condemns Israeli occupation forces’ killing of three Palestinians today (Thursday 10 June) in the city of Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank.
The three men killed were Adham Yasser Elawi, aged 23, Tayseer Issa, aged 32, and Jamil al-Amuri. Another man, Muhammad al-Bazour, aged 23, was seriously injured, and is now being treated in hospital.
Al-Amuri was a former detainee, whilst Elawi and Issa were both serving members of the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces. Bazour, who survives, was a member of the same force. It appears that al-Amuri was the target of an Israeli special forces operation.
The wider West Bank, including Jenin, is occupied territory – the occupying force, Israeli, has no legal right to conduct such security operations there. Today has witnessed mass protests against the killings in Jenin itself, with calls for a general strike across historic Palestine now being made.
AOHR UK notes that these illegitimate killings come in the context a series of attacks against Palestinians across the whole of their historic territory – against worshippers in al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem (or al-Quds, as it known in Arabic), against residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of al-Quds, against Arabic-speaking residents of ‘48 Palestine, and – most bloody of all – against the people of besieged Gaza.
Popular support for Palestinians’ resistance to these attacks has been expressed globally over the last weeks – yet both the US, Britain, and other long-time allies of the occupying force continue to offer it their support, both financially, militarilly, and politically.
AOHR UK condemns the murder of those three Palestinians, Israel’s continued occupation of the West Bank and historic Palestine – and its international allies, which allow Israel’s criminality to continue.