Majd Mohammed Anis Lahlouh, right. (Photo: Al Quds)
One Palestinian has been killed and two others injured in a raid by Israeli forces in Jenin refugee camp early Tuesday morning. Two of the three were hit with dumdum bullets, according to Palestinian news agencies. A dumdum is a metal slug that expands upon impact in order to widen a wound.
Majd Mohammad Anis Lahlouh, 22, died after an expanding bullet was shot into his heart, said Jenin hosptial’s Dr. Khalil Suleiman to Al Quds newspaper. He was pronounced dead while in transfer to the medical facility.
The two others wounded, Karim Sbeih and Alah Abu Khalifa, were shot in the bladder and in chest. The latter was also reportedly hit with a dumdum.
Majd Mohammed Anis Lahlouh. (Photo: Ali Samoudi/Al Quds)
Lahlouh was struck by soldiers when near a UNRWA press center in the camp. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency clashes had already started, with the raid beginning around 3 am when soldiers searched the home of Islamic Jihad leader Bassam Saadi. Some time after Lahlouh was shot from a distance of 15 to 20 meters through his side, with the bullet exiting from his chest after piercing and exploding in his heart.
Israeli raids are a common occurance in Palestinian refugee camps, nightly even. The PLO Negotiations Affairs Department posts daily reports from a monitoring group that logs each incursion, home demolition, checkpoint closure, and injury and death. Yesterday’s posting indicates there were four raids in the Jenin district and one in the refugee camp where Lahlouh and the others were shot. In Ma’an’s report, witnesses also mentioned the previous night’s raid, highlighting the fact that two Israeli Special Forces units were seen driving in the camp in vehicles with green Palestinian license plates.