Itamar Ben Gal

February 05, 2018: Itamar Ben Gal, 29, was killed in a stabbing attack outside an entrance to ‘Ariel’ settlement in the central part of the West Bank.

According to Israeli sources, surveillance video shows the assailant getting off of a shared taxi near the entrance to Ariel, the largest Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

The assailant then allegedly approached Ben Gal, who was standing at a hitchhiking post for Israeli settlers, and stabbed him several times before fleeing.

Following the killing of the Israeli settler, Israeli forces carried out a wide-scale search campaign in several villages and towns located to the north of Salfit, blocked roads and declared these areas to be closed military zones, according to local sources.

Ben Gal taught at two religious Jewish seminaries, both of them located in Israeli settlements: one in Givat Smuel, and the other in Har Bracha settlement, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz.

Ben Gal was transferred to hospital, with critical injuries in his upper extremities, where he succumbed to his wounds shortly after.

The Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that Abdul-Hakim’s mother is from Haifa, while his father is from Nablus, in the northern West Bank.

In the aftermath of the fatal stabbing, dozens of Israeli paramilitary settlers gathered along roads in the area around Salfit, and the entrances to the villages of Hares and Kifl Hares, and attacked passing Palestinian cars with stones.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement following the death of the settler, saying that Israeli military forces “are in pursuit of the murderers. We will exact our judgment.”

The Hamas party also issued a statement, saying the attack is a direct response to Donald Trump’s unilateral declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — a declaration that effectively denies the existence of over a million Palestinians who live in Jerusalem.

Itamar was from Har Bracha settlement, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Raziel Shevach

January 9, 2018: Raziel Shevach, 35, an Israeli settler, was shot and killed Tuesday while driving near a colonial outpost, near Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.

The Israeli daily Haaretz reported that Dr. Guy Elad, a doctor at the Meir Medical Center, told their reporter that the victim “arrived at the hospital without a pulse, with no breath and no life signals.

“He was rushed to the trauma room, where advanced resuscitation actions were performed and unfortunately despite our efforts his death was determined.”

The gunman or gunmen who fired the fatal shots fled the scene, and Israeli forces have locked down all nearby Palestinian villages and towns, preventing Palestinian civilians from going anywhere outside their homes.

The soldiers are also conducting house-to-house searches in the town of Jit, which is the town whose land was illegally annexed by Israel, to construct the Israeli settler-only road, and the colonialist outpost of Havat Gilad.

In addition, the Israeli military has closed the entrances to the city of Nablus, and are preventing all entry and exit from the city. The closure wreaked havoc on the evening commute for students and workers, many of whom were forced to remain in their workplaces or schools overnight after being prevented from returning home.

Shevach, who lived in Havat Gilad, was driving on Route 60, which is a major Israeli highway constructed on Palestinian land in the West Bank, when he was shot at by a passing vehicle. Palestinians are forbidden from driving on Route 60 without first obtaining hard-to-get Israeli permits.

Even with permits, Palestinian drivers are frequently subjected to stops and seizures of their vehicles and licenses by Israeli police and soldiers when they drive on Route 60 and other colonial Israeli byways.

Abu Obeida, the spokesperson of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said the “Nablus shooting is the first retaliation with live fire, and comes to remind the enemy, and those who support it, that what is coming is much bigger – what you fear is yet to come, the West Bank will remain a dagger in your abdomen.”

Following the fatal shooting, the Israeli army imposed a strict siege on all villages and towns in the Nablus governorate, and invaded many villages, including Sorra, Iraq-Burin, and all southern areas, including New Nablus, al-Makhfiyya, before initiating extensive searches and confiscated surveillance tapes and equipment.

The army deployed a large number of soldiers in Nablus, in addition to calling for more military units to operate in the governorate, in preparation for a massive invasion and military operations.

Israeli media outlets said that the military received orders for carrying out a large-scale military operation, inside many villages and towns, in Nablus.

Meanwhile, dozens of colonist settlers closed Yitzhar road, while dozens more gathers at the Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus, before throwing rocks at dozens of Palestinian cars.

Palestinian medical sources said a young man from ‘Awarta village, suffered various cuts and bruises after being attacked by Israeli settlers.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army have killed 32 Palestinians, including two children, since early October 2017. Shevach is the first Israeli casualty since then.

Raziel was from Gilad, an Israeli outpost near Nablus in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC.

Mohammad Sami al-Dahdouh

December 24, 2017: Mohammad Sami Hashem al-Dahdouh, 18, succumbed to wounds he sustained on 08 December 2017 at a protest in Gaza, according to medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City .

Mohammad suffered a live bullet wound to the neck fired by Israeli soldiers who invaded eastern Gaza to attack the protests. He was near the border area in “Nahel Oz” area, east of al-Sheja’eyya neighbourhood, east of Gaza city. According to Ashraf al-Qidra of the Palestinian Health Ministry, “Mohammad al-Dahdouh died of his wounds on Sunday”.

Al-Sheja’eyya neighbourhood gained worldwide attention in 2014 when Israeli forces spent two nights, July 20 and 21st, dropping thousands of tons of bombs on the crowded residential neighborhood, causing hundreds of deaths, including whole families crushed under the rubble of their homes, huddled together as the bombing continued non-stop for 48 hours.

Mohammad was shot while he was participating in a protest against the U.S President Donald Trump’s Decree on December 6th to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy there.

Following the December 6th declaration, hundreds of protests sprung up in every part of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as around the world, with tens of thousands of people voicing their outrage at the Trump declaration that effectively denies Palestinians’ historic right to Jerusalem, a city they have inhabited for millennia and that is profoundly sacred to both Muslim and Christian Palestinians.

His death marks the fifteenth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces since the December 6th declaration. No Israelis have been killed or wounded in that time period. All of the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces were engaged in non-violent protests and marches challenging the U.S. decision. Mohammad was from al-Sheja’eyya neighbourhood, east of Gaza city.  Source: IMEMC

Ron Yitzhak Kukia

Ron Kukia

November 30, 2017: Ron Yitzhak Kukia, 19, was stabbed to death at a bus stop in the town of Arad in southern Israel. The two men charged with the murder were also charged with “terrorism,” under the assumption that the stabbing was politically motivated.

Two Palestinian Bedouin men charged with the attack were both members of the Abu Judeh family, from the Bedouin town of Kuseife, in southern Israel near the Israeli town of Arad where the stabbing took place.

Khaled Abu Judeh and his relative Zahi Abu Judeh were interrogated by Israeli police until “Khaled admitted to the stabbing.”

Israeli police said that during the interrogation, Khaled had told them that they had planned to kidnap the soldier, sedating him with anesthesia drugs, and then using him as a bargaining tool for the release of some of the 6,000 Palestinians prisoners held by Israel – many of whom are being held for years with no charges having been filed.

According to Israeli police, the two men had taken the soldier’s rifle after allegedly stabbing him, and the police found the rifle in the possession of one of the brothers.

The two had no criminal records, were not under suspicion of the Israeli intelligence service Shin Bet, and were not affiliated with any groups.

Following the November 30th stabbing, Israeli police have increased the number of checkpoints in the area, and have raided homes in Bedouin villages and towns in southern Israel.

On the same day that Kukia was killed, a Palestinian was shot dead by an Israeli settler from Migdalim who opened fire toward Palestinian teens who were allegedly throwing stones at the settlers who were trespassing on their land. Israeli soldiers arrived and also fired at the teens, and escorted the settlers, including the killer, away from the village. He was not charged with a crime. Ron was from Tel Aviv, in the western part of Israel. Source: IMEMC

Or Arish

September 26, 2017: Or Arish, 25, was killed by a Palestinian man who opened fire at soldiers and security officers in Har Hadar Israeli settlement, northwest of Jerusalem.

The Palestinian man, identified as Nimir Mahmoud Jamal, 37, from Beit Surik village, northwest of Jerusalem, was killed by Israeli fire, after he killed Or along with Solomon Gabrieh, 20, a First Sgt. with the border police, and security officer, Youssef Othman, 20. Or was also a security officer.

The Israeli army stated that its initial investigation revealed that the Palestinian arrived at the rear entrance of the settlement, along with a group of Palestinian workers, before he carried out the attack.

It added that the Border Guards ordered the Palestinian to stop after suspecting him, but he pulled out a concealed gun and opened fire, killing the three officers and wounding the security coordinator of Har Hadar settlement, who suffered a serious injury, and a 32-year-old man who was seriously injured, but the doctors at Hadassah Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem said his wounds were not live threatening.

Israeli soldiers and Border Police forces encircled the Beit Surik and nearby areas, in the aftermath of the shooting, and enforced a curfew in Beit Surik. Or was from Har Adar. Source: IMEMC

Solomon Gabrieh

September 26, 2017: Solomon Gabrieh, 20, was killed by a Palestinian man who opened fire at soldiers and security officers in Har Hadar Israeli settlement, northwest of Jerusalem.

The Palestinian man, identified as Nimir Mahmoud Jamal, 37, from Beit Surik village, northwest of Jerusalem, was killed by Israeli fire, after he killed Salomon, along with security guards Youssef Othman a Palestinian from Abu Ghosh, west of Jerusalem, and Or Arish, 25, from Har Adar.

The Israeli army said that its initial investigation revealed that the Palestinian arrived at the rear entrance of the settlement, along with a group of Palestinian workers, before he carried out the attack.

The army added that the Border Guards ordered the Palestinian to stop after suspecting him, and that he then pulled out a concealed gun and opened fire, killing the three officers and wounding two Israelis, including the security coordinator of Har Hadar settlement, who suffered serious injuries.

The other wounded Israeli, a 32-year-old man was seriously injured, but the doctors at Hadassah Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem said his wounds were not live threatening.

Israeli soldiers and Border Police forces encircled the Beit Surik and nearby areas, in the aftermath of the shooting and enforced a curfew in Beit Surik.

Solomon, a First Sgt. with the border police, was from Be’er Yaakov town, in central Israel. Source: IMEMC

Youssef Othman

September 26, 2017: Youssef Othman, 20, was killed by a Palestinian man who opened fire at soldiers and security officers in Har Hadar Israeli settlement, northwest of Jerusalem.

The Palestinian man, identified as Nimir Mahmoud Jamal, 37, from Beit Surik village, northwest of Jerusalem, was killed by Israeli fire, after he killed Solomon Gabrieh, 20, a First Sgt. with the border police, along with security officer, Or Arish, 25. Youssef was also a security officer.

The Israeli army stated that its initial investigation revealed that the Palestinian arrived at the rear entrance of the settlement, along with a group of Palestinian workers, before he carried out the attack.

It added that the Border Guards ordered the Palestinian to stop after suspecting him, but he pulled out a concealed gun and opened fire, killing the three officers and wounding the security coordinator of Har Hadar settlement, who suffered a serious injury, and a 32-year-old man who was seriously injured, but the doctors at Hadassah Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem said his wounds were not live threatening.

Israeli soldiers and Border Police forces encircled the Beit Surik and nearby areas, in the aftermath of the shooting, and enforced a curfew in Beit Surik. Youssef was from Abu Ghosh village, west of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Yosef Salomon

July 21, 2017: Yosef Salomon, 70, was killed by a Palestinian who infiltrated into his home in Halamish Israeli settlement, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, and stabbed him, along with his daughter, Chaya Solomon, 46, and his son, Elad Salomon, 36.

Yousef’s wife, and the mother of Chaya and Elad, was still receiving treatment at Shaare Zedek Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem, until the time of this report.

The Palestinian, identified as Omar al-‘Abed, from Kobar village, near Ramallah, was shot by a neighbor, before he was hospitalized, and was later handed to the Israeli military for interrogation.

The family was celebrating the birth of a grandson when the attack took place in their home, located on the edge on the settlement.

Although the Israeli military and security services believe the Palestinian identifies with Hamas, they do not believe he was an active member with the movement and acted alone, in an attack that was motivated by the rising tension in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem. Yosef was from Halamish settlement, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Elad Salomon

July 21, 2017: Elad Salomon, 36, was killed by a Palestinian who infiltrated into his home in Halamish Israeli settlement, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, and stabbed him, along with his father, Yosef Solomon, 46, and his sister, Chaya Salomon, 36.

His mother was still receiving treatment at Shaare Zedek Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem, until the time of this report.

The family was celebrating the birth of a grandson when the attack took place in their home, located on the edge on the settlement.

The Palestinian, identified as Omar al-‘Abed, from Kobar village, near Ramallah, was shot by a neighbor, before he hospitalized, and was later handed to the Israeli military for interrogation.

Although the Israeli military and security services believe the Palestinian identifies with Hamas, they do not believe he was an active member with the movement, and acted alone, carrying out an attack that was motivated by the rising tension in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem. Elad was from Halamish settlement, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Chaya Salomon

July 21, 2017: Chaya Salomon, 46, was killed by a Palestinian who infiltrated into her home in Halamish Israeli settlement, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, and stabbed her, along with her father, Yosef Solomon, 70, and her brother, Elad Salomon, 36.

Her mother was still receiving treatment at Shaare Zedek Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem until the time of this report.

The Palestinian, identified as Omar al-‘Abed, from Kobar village, near Ramallah, was shot by a neighbor, before he hospitalized, and was later handed to the Israeli military for interrogation.

The family was celebrating the birth of a grandson when the attack took place in their home, located on the edge of the settlement.

Although the Israeli military and security devices believe the Palestinian identifies with Hamas, they do not believe he was an active member with the movement and acted alone, carrying out an attack that was motivated by the rising tension in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem. Chaya was from Halamish settlement, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC