Mohammad Fawzi Najjar

September 11th, 2019: Mohammad Fawzi Najjar, 25, died in an explosion in a tunnel in southern Gaza.

The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, confirmed that one of its fighters was killed, on Thursday at dawn, in an accident in a siege-busting tunnel, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

In a statement, the Brigades said the Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Fawzi Najjar, 25, was killed in what it described as an accident in a tunnel, east of Khan Younis.

It is worth mentioning that Mohammad was the brother of Abdullah Fawzi Najjar, 22, also a member of the al-Qassam Brigades, who was killed when Israeli war jets fired missiles at a tunnel, on July 29th, 2014, during the summer offensive on Gaza.

Mohammad was from Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis. Source: IMEMC

Saleh Hamad

September 9, 2019: Saleh Hamad, 22, drowned to death in Bosnia-Herzegovina, after he tried to immigrate to Europe to escape the dire conditions in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The family of Saleh Hamad, 22, from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, said it was officially informed that its son drowned to death.

They stated that he managed to leave the Gaza Strip and was trying to seek refuge in Europe, adding that they lost contact with him three weeks ago.

It is worth mentioning that another Palestinian, identified as Dr. Tamer Sultan, 38, and a father of three children, died on August 17th, died just days after he was admitted to a hospital in Bosnia.

He fled Gaza and tried to seek refuge in Bosnia; he was initially hospitalized suffering from severe fatigue and seriously swollen feet.

His autopsy also revealed that he suffered from a spinal tumor, which apparently was never discovered before his death.

Media sources in Gaza said Sultan did not only try to escape poverty and the deadly siege on Gaza, but was also repeatedly arrested and imprisoned by Hamas before he fled the coastal region.

Saleh was from Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Mo’in Suleiman al-‘Attar

September 8, 2019: Mo’in Suleiman al-‘Attar, 42, was killed in what was described as an accidental explosion in Central Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that the Palestinian has been identified as Mo’in Suleiman al-‘Attar, 42. He was killed in the explosion in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

Mo’in was first seriously wounded, before he was rushed to the al-Aqsa Hospital where he succumbed to his serious injuries.

The al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said the fighter was one of its members.

Mo’in was from Deir al-Balah in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Bassam al-Sayyeh

September 8th, 2019: Bassam al-Sayyeh, 47, died in an Israeli prison, due to medical negligence, according to the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission.

Al-Sayyeh, 47, was detained on August 10, 2015, he was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011 and blood cancer in 2013.

The commission held the Israeli government fully responsible for the racist crimes committed against Palestinians, including the physical and psychological torture and medical negligence of prisoners, among other violations, calling for an investigation into these crimes.

His wife, a former political prisoner, identified as Mona Hayes, said that she has been barred from visiting him for the last two years.

She added that he started suffering from various serious health conditions four years ago and never received specialized medical care, and over the past year, Bassam suffered serious health issues, and was hospitalized in Israel hospitals, then to Ramla hospital.

His latest setback resulted in clinical death due to renal failure and Kidney failure, due to the lack of adequate and profession medical treatment.

The Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported that the detainee also”received chemotherapy by incompetent physicians and lost his life due to pulmonary edema, cirrhosis and cardiac failure.”

His lawyer tried to get Israeli courts to release him so that he can receive specialized medical care in Palestine or abroad, but all appeals were denied.

Former political prisoner, Khader Adnan from Arraba near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, who held extended hunger strike while in Israeli prisons and faced near death conditions, said the death of Sayeh requires real solidarity and action to expose the Israeli crimes against the detainees, and the seriously escalating violations, and warned that without such an action, this death will not be the last.

The death of al-Sayyeh brings the number of Palestinian prisoners who died in Israeli jails since 1967 to 221 prisoners.

At least 700 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails suffer from serious health conditions, 160 of whom are in need of urgent medical follow-up.

Palestinians have accused the Israeli authorities of failing to provide proper medical treatment, or of delaying treatment to ill prisoners, causing a deterioration in their health.

According to Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights organization, “in regard to adequate medical attention and treatment, Article 91 [of the Fourth Geneva Convention] emphasizes that “every place of internment shall have an adequate infirmary…” and that “Internees may not be prevented from presenting themselves to the medical authority for examination.”

In addition to this article, Article 92 asserts that “Medical inspections of internees shall be made at least once a month…”. It is evident that the withholding of treatment, or access to a medical professional, is a violation of these specific provisions, and therefore a violation of international humanitarian law.”

Bassam was from the northern West Bank district of Nablus. Source: IMEMC

Khaled Abu Baker al-Rabi’ey

September 6th, 2019: Khaled Abu Baker Mohammad al-Rabi’ey, 14, was killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday when the army attacked the weekly Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two children and injured 81 civilians, including 38 children, one journalist and two paramedics, after

The soldiers fired live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing Ali Sami Ashqar, 17, from Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza, after shooting him with a live round to the chest.

Furthermore, the soldiers killed another child, identified as Khaled Abu Baker Mohammad al-Rabi’ey, 14, from the Shejaeyya neighborhood, in Gaza.

Among the wounded Palestinians in Gaza are 38 children and two paramedics, including a female.

In related news, the Israeli army claimed its soldiers arrested, on Friday evening, two Palestinians who reportedly crossed the perimeter fence.

According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Israeli forces have killed 210 Palestinian civilians since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protest on March 30, 2018. In addition, nearly 14,000 Palestinians have been injured, some severely, while exercising their right to peacefully protest the siege on Gaza.

The weekly protests call for lifting the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and for the return of the Palestinian refugees to their ancestral homes in pre-1948 Palestine.

Ali was from the eastern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ali Sami Ashqar

Ali AshqarSeptember 6th, 2019: Ali Sami Ashqar, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday when the army attacked the weekly Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two children and injured 81 civilians, including 38 children, one journalist and two paramedics, after

The soldiers fired live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing Ali Sami Ashqar, 17, from Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza, after shooting him with a live round to the chest.

Furthermore, the soldiers killed another child, identified as Khaled Abu Baker Mohammad al-Rabi’ey, 14, from the Shejaeyya neighborhood, in Gaza.

Among the wounded Palestinians in Gaza are 38 children and two paramedics, including a female.

In related news, the Israeli army claimed its soldiers arrested, on Friday evening, two Palestinians who reportedly crossed the perimeter fence.

According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Israeli forces have killed 210 Palestinian civilians since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protest on March 30, 2018. In addition, nearly 14,000 Palestinians have been injured, some severely, while exercising their right to peacefully protest the siege on Gaza.

The weekly protests call for lifting the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and for the return of the Palestinian refugees to their ancestral homes in pre-1948 Palestine.

Ali was from the eastern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ala’ Ziad al-Gharabily

August 28, 2019: Ala’ Ziad al-Gharabily was one of three Palestinian officers who were killed in a bombing which was carried out by two suicide bombers in Gaza.

The Interior and National Security Ministry in the Gaza Strip identified the officers as:

Lieutenant Salama Majed Nadim, 32.
Lieutenant Wael Mousa Khalifa, 45.
Deputy Officer Ala’ Ziad al-Gharabily.

It said that the three were with the local traffic and rescue police forces, and added that three others were injured.

The Spokesperson of the Interior Ministry in Gaza, Eyad el-Bozom, said the bombings were carried out by two suicide bombers, southwest of Gaza city, on Tuesday at night.

He said that two suicide bombers attacked two police checkpoints.

Two days after the attacks, Mousa Abu Marzouq, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated that the security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of the cell that carried out the two bombings.

For his part, Eyad el-Bozom, the spokesperson of Gaza’s Interior Ministry, stated on Wednesday evening that the investigations are advancing and that the identity of those behind the bombing have been ascertained.

“Those behind these cowardice attacks are serving Israel’s interests,” he said, “They are trying to destabilize the Gaza Strip.”

El-Bozom also stated that the Interior Ministry will release more details of the bombing once all investigations are concluded.

In related news, the Higher Follow-Up Committee of National and Islamic Factions in Gaza, held a meeting to discuss the bombings and the current situation in the Gaza Strip.

It held Israel and its collaborators responsible for the attacks, and called on the security forces in Gaza to act fast and protect the internal front in the coastal region, especially since Israel is the first beneficiary of internal tension and instability.

Ala’ was a Palestinian police officer, from the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city. Source: IMEMC

Wael Mousa Khalifa

August 28, 2019: Wael Mousa Khalifa, 45, was one of three Palestinian officers who were killed in a bombing which was carried out by two suicide bombers in Gaza.

The Interior and National Security Ministry in the Gaza Strip identified the officers as:

Lieutenant Salama Majed Nadim, 32.
Lieutenant Wael Mousa Khalifa, 45.
Deputy Officer Ala’ Ziad al-Gharabily.

It said that the three were with the local traffic and rescue police forces, and added that three others were injured.

The Spokesperson of the Interior Ministry in Gaza, Eyad el-Bozom, said the bombings were carried out by two suicide bombers, southwest of Gaza city, on Tuesday at night.

He said that two suicide bombers attacked two police checkpoints.

Two days after the attacks, Mousa Abu Marzouq, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated that the security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of the cell that carried out the two bombings.

For his part, Eyad el-Bozom, the spokesperson of Gaza’s Interior Ministry, stated on Wednesday evening that the investigations are advancing and that the identity of those behind the bombing have been ascertained.

“Those behind these cowardice attacks are serving Israel’s interests,” he said, “They are trying to destabilize the Gaza Strip.”

El-Bozom also stated that the Interior Ministry will release more details of the bombing once all investigations are concluded.

In related news, the Higher Follow-Up Committee of National and Islamic Factions in Gaza, held a meeting to discuss the bombings and the current situation in the Gaza Strip.

It held Israel and its collaborators responsible for the attacks, and called on the security forces in Gaza to act fast and protect the internal front in the coastal region, especially since Israel is the first beneficiary of internal tension and instability.

Wael was a Palestinian police officer from Gaza city. Source: IMEMC

Salama Majed Nadim

August 28, 2019: Salama Majed Nadim, 32, was one of three Palestinian officers who were killed in a bombing which was carried out by two suicide bombers in Gaza.

The Interior and National Security Ministry in the Gaza Strip identified the officers as:

Lieutenant Salama Majed Nadim, 32.
Lieutenant Wael Mousa Khalifa, 45.
Deputy Officer Ala’ Ziad al-Gharabily.

It said that the three were with the local traffic and rescue police forces, and added that three others were injured.

The Spokesperson of the Interior Ministry in Gaza, Eyad el-Bozom, said the bombings were carried out by two suicide bombers, southwest of Gaza city, on Tuesday at night.

He said that two suicide bombers attacked two police checkpoints.

Two days after the attacks, Mousa Abu Marzouq, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated that the security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of the cell that carried out the two bombings.

For his part, Eyad el-Bozom, the spokesperson of Gaza’s Interior Ministry, stated on Wednesday evening that the investigations are advancing and that the identity of those behind the bombing have been ascertained.

“Those behind these cowardice attacks are serving Israel’s interests,” he said, “They are trying to destabilize the Gaza Strip.”

El-Bozom also stated that the Interior Ministry will release more details of the bombing once all investigations are concluded.

In related news, the Higher Follow-Up Committee of National and Islamic Factions in Gaza, held a meeting to discuss the bombings and the current situation in the Gaza Strip.

It held Israel and its collaborators responsible for the attacks, and called on the security forces in Gaza to act fast and protect the internal front in the coastal region, especially since Israel is the first beneficiary of internal tension and instability.

Salama was a Palestinian police officer, from the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city. Source: IMEMC

Rina Shnerb

Rina ShnerbAugust 23, 2019: Rina Shnerb, 17, from Lod, was killed, while her brother Dvir, 19, suffered serious wounds, and her father Eitan, 46, was mildly injured, when an improvised explosive went off near them while they were hiking near a spring northwest of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli sources have reported that Rina was killed, while her brother and father were injured, when a bomb went off near them while hiking near the illegal Dolev colony, in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army said the bomb was placed by Palestinians and initiated a massive search campaign in the area.

The three Israelis were moved to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem; the condition of her brother was described as serious but stable, and he was placed in the Intensive Care Unit for monitoring.

The area where the explosion took place, filled with olive groves, is a destination for many Israeli hikers in the occupied West Bank, and the Palestinians are largely denied access to the land, despite having proof of ownership of the land.

Following the incident, the Israeli army closed the area around Deir Ibzi’ village, west of Ramallah.

The soldiers also closed all main roads leading to Palestinian villages west of Ramallah, while more troops were deployed on roads leading to Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate.

The closures and extensive military deployments were focused in Wad ad-Dalb area, west of Ramallah, Kafr Ni’ma village, Ein Ayyoub Junction and Ras Karkar village, where the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes and stores, and detained a Palestinian photojournalist, identified as Hisham Abu Shaqra.

In addition, the army closed the roads linking between Sarda village and al-Irsal Street, in addition to Ein Siniya junction, at the northern entrance of Ramallah, before stopping and searching dozens of Palestinian cars.

The army also invaded Betunia town, west of Ramallah, especially the area of its main roundabout in the town’s center, and prevented Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

In addition, dozens of illegal Israeli colonists closed the main roads linking between Huwwara town, south of Nablus in northern West Bank, and several other surrounding areas, and began throwing stones at Palestinian cars.

The colonists mainly gathered on Yitzhar road, where they attacked many Palestinian cars, while Israeli soldiers did not try to stop them.

Rina was from Lod, in western Israel. Source: IMEMC