In an organized assassination operation, different from previous ones, an Israeli military force disguised in medical and civilian uniforms infiltrated Ibn Sina Hospital in the city of Jenin, and committed an unprecedented crime, using weapons equipped with silencers, against three young men, one of whom was on the recovery bed.
The assassins' bullets turned the beds of the targets on the third floor of the hospital located at the western entrance of the city on Jenin Geva Street into blood-stained coffins when the disguised soldiers shot from zero range directly in the head with the intention of executing them without hesitation.
More than ten soldiers, who were hidden and carrying machine guns inside their clothes, sneaked into the room of the injured Basil Ghazawi, 18 years old, and shot him, his sister, Muhammad, 23 years old, and their friend, Muhammad Jalamna, 27 years old. Before attacking the medical staff in the hospital and wounding one of the nurses.
The medical director of Ibn Sina Hospital, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Shobaki, describes the first moments of the infiltration of the hospital by the Israeli special forces, saying: “The disguised force entered the room of the patient Basil Ghazawi, who has been treated in the hospital since last October, and is constantly accompanied by Muhammad’s sister to help him relieve his daily needs, in addition to their friend.” Muhammad Jalamna, who was accompanying them last night, members of the Special Forces opened fire on the three young men while they were sleeping. The sound of gunfire was not heard in the hospital, but after they left the room, they raised their weapons on the medical staff and assaulted one of the staff by beating them, while a nurse who was standing in front of the entrance was injured. "The hospital was wounded at the moment the force withdrew."
Al-Shoubaki believes that this targeting comes within a series of attacks witnessed by hospitals in the city of Jenin in general and Ibn Sina Hospital in particular, especially the bulldozing of the roads leading to it and preventing ambulances from moving to and from the hospital yard to transport the wounded and wounded who arrive during the repeated Israeli incursions into the city and its camp.
“Our crews are constantly exposed to obstruction in their work, delays in transporting and treating casualties, in addition to ambulances being directly targeted more than once during repeated raids by the Israeli occupation army,” Al-Shobaki says.
He added, "What happened was the assassination of a wounded man who was unable to move or manage his needs on his own. We, as a medical institution, guarantee the right of all patients to obtain treatment, regardless of their backgrounds."
In addition, the father of the martyr, Muhammad Jalamneh, confirmed that Israel does not respect international law or international humanitarian law, and does not give importance to sanctities, whether they are hospitals, mosques, churches, schools, or anything else. Israel has violated everything, stormed hospitals, killed the injured, arrested them, dug up graves, abused the dead, and bombed them. Schools, mosques and churches because the Israeli regime is based on killing and considering that they are God’s chosen people and that all other peoples are less than them and that they are their slaves.”
He talked about the first moments in which the assassination of his son and the two Al-Ghazawi brothers took place, “At about a quarter past six, my wife told me that there were special forces in Ibn Sina Hospital. Moments later, I heard my eldest son screaming, and after that I heard my daughter crying, so I expected that Muhammad had been arrested or injured, but then... "The news came to me of his assassination."
When he arrived at the hospital, his son, Muhammad, and the two martyred brothers were taken to the emergency room, where he saw his son covered in his own blood, surrounded by his friends, giving him their last farewell.
The Ministry of Health condemned the assassination and said: "The United Nations must protect Palestinian hospitals from Israeli violations, and what happened is a new crime added to the crimes of the occupation by targeting hospitals, staff, and health institutions."
In front of the hospital gate, Jenin Health Director Wissam Subeihat said, “This is a crime against hospitals and that Israel has violated the sanctity of the doctor’s and nurse’s uniforms and the sanctity of the hospital, which is supposed to be a safe place.”
Commenting on the crime, the director of Al-Haq Foundation for Human Rights, Shawan Jabareen, said that dressing up as doctors and nurses directly endangers doctors, and that what the Israeli special force did at dawn today was the work of gangs, and not the work of a regular army, as Israel claims.
Jabareen stresses that any talk about the background of the martyrs who were assassinated is not a justification for the assassination, and that any justification issued by the young women forces and the Israeli army about the presence of a weapon with the martyrs cannot justify this crime, and it cannot be excluded from considering it a war crime punishable by law.
Jabareen believes that it is the responsibility of the International Criminal Court to prosecute everyone who carried out this operation, and they are specifically known, as they must be brought to trial.
The martyr, Basil Ghazawi, was injured nearly four months ago by fragments of a missile fired from an Israeli drone, causing paralysis in his lower limbs.
The concentration of targeting of hospitals, medical personnel, ambulance crews and the Red Crescent was noted during the repeated Israeli incursions into the city of Jenin and its camp, where the Israeli occupation bulldozers destroyed the main water pipes that supplied Ibn Sina Hospital, and cut off the streets leading to Jenin Governmental Hospital to prevent sick cases and injuries from reaching it, while the occupation soldiers fired Live bullets hit the maternity ward at Jenin Governmental Hospital yesterday, Monday, during their storming of the city.
More than once, incidents were recorded of preventing ambulances from moving and transporting casualties during times of raids, in addition to searching ambulances, interrogating paramedics and patients in the field, and assaulting them.
Last week, the occupation forces prevented an ambulance from transporting the injured Muhammad Hasina from the town of Arraba, south of Jenin, which led to his death as he continued to bleed for a long time