Israel’s occupation forces killed two people in the city of Jenin on Thursday February 6th, one of them a police sergeant and the another a teenager, who according to several reports was a police cadet.
Israel’s occupation forces had invaded Jenin’s al-Basatin neighbourhood before dawn to destroy as an illegal collective punishment the family home of political prisoner Ahmed Jamal Al-Qanaba for a second time.
This led to clashes with protesting youths and Israeli occupation soldiers shot and wounded seven people, among them 18-year-old Yazan Munther Abu Tabikh, who was hit several times in his chest and died of his wounds in hospital soon after.
Israeli occupation excused the killing of the teenager by claiming that he would have been “throwing stones” – but illegal Israeli settlers throw stones every day in the occupied territories without being ever shot by Israeli occupation troops.
For the second killing Israeli occupation has not offered any excuse except a claim that he was “shot under unclear circumstances”:
Police sergeant Tariq Loay Ahmad Badwan(25) was shot in spine when he was standing inside the entrance to a police station with four other police officers. He was wearing a police uniform when shot.
The shooting was captured by a security camera inside the police station.
After undergoing surgery, that lasted for several hours, in the al-Razi hospital in Jenin Tariq Badwan died of his wounds in the afternoon.
Yazan Abu Tabikh was a college student and, according to several press sources, a police cadet. There is a photograph of him in a Palestinian Authority uniform. He was possibly a resident of the Jenin refugee camp. All press reports give his age as 19, but on his own social media account he gave his date of birth as 7th March 2001.
Some sources call Tariq Badwan a first lieutenant, but most sources give his rank as a first sergeant. He was living in the city Qalqilya according to most sources, but one source gives the town of Azzoun as a place of residence.
A Jordanian citizen, he had been born to Palestinian refugee parents in Zarqa governorate northeast of the Jordanian capital Amman and had been working for Palestinian Authority’s police force for four years.