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

Hail Stawi

July 14, 2017: Hail Stawi, 30, was killed by Palestinian gunmen during armed clashes that took place near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem.

Hayil, an Arab-Israeli who served as Staff Sergeant Major with the Israeli police, was killed along with another Arab-Israeli officer, identified as Staff Sergeant Major Kamil Shnan, while another police officer was injured, while exchanging fire with the three Palestinians, who were shot dead in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinians who were killed in the gun clashes were also Palestinian-Israeli citizens from Umm al-Fahem Arab majority town, identified as Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad Jabarin, 29, Mohammad Hamed Abdul-Latif Jabarin, 19, and Mohammad Ahmad Mifdil Jabarin, 19.

Eyewitnesses said the three Palestinians were riding a motorcycle, before exchanging fire with the officers, and then ran towards the Dome of the Rock in Al-Aqsa compound where they exchanged fire with the officers, who were chasing them, before they were killed.

Following the fatal incidents, the soldiers completely sealed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and canceled Friday prayers, before preventing all Muslim worshipers from entering or leaving the mosque’s courtyards.

The Israeli police also detained and interrogated the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, in addition to 58 employees of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in Jerusalem.

The Mufti was later released after being ordered to pay a 10.000 Israeli Shekels bail, after several hours of detention and interrogation.

The police interrogated the employees for several hours, and released 53 of them, while three employees, identified as Ayman al-Khalidi, Majed Tamimi and Tariq Sandouqa, were remanded for further interrogation. Hayil was from al-Maghar town in Israel’s northern district. Source: IMEMC

Kamil Shnan

July 14, 2017: Kamil Shnan, 22, was killed by Palestinian gunmen during armed clashes that took place near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in East Jerusalem.

Shnan, an Arab-Israeli who served as Staff Sergeant Major with the Israeli police, was killed along with another Arab-Israeli officer, identified as Staff Sergeant Major Hail Stawi, 30.

Another police officer was injured during the gun clashes with the three Palestinians, who were shot dead in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinians who were killed in clashes were also Palestinian-Israeli citizens identified as Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad Jabarin, 29, Mohammad Hamed Abdul-Latif Jabarin, 19, and Mohammad Ahmad Mifdil Jabarin, 19, from Umm al-Fahem Arab majority town.

Eyewitnesses said the three Palestinians were riding a motorcycle, before exchanging fire with the officers, and then ran towards the Dome of the Rock in Al-Aqsa compound where they exchanged fire with the officers, who were chasing them, before they were killed.

Following the fatal incidents, the soldiers completely sealed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and canceled Friday prayers, before preventing all Muslim worshipers from entering or leaving the mosque’s courtyards.

The Israeli police also detained and interrogated the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, in addition to 58 employees of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in Jerusalem.

The Mufti was later released after being ordered to pay a 10.000 Israeli Shekels bail, after several hours of detention and interrogation.

The police interrogated the employees for several hours, and released 53 of them, but remanded for further interrogation three employees, identified as Ayman al-Khalidi, Majed Tamimi and Tariq Sandouqa.

Kamil, the son of former Arab-Israeli Member of Knesset, Shakib Shnan, was from Hurfeish town in Israel’s northern district. Source: IMEMC

Hadas Malka

Hadas MalkaJune 16, 2017: Hadas Malka, 23, was killed by three Palestinians who stabbed and opened fire at Israeli soldiers in Sultan Suleiman Street, near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Malka, who was an active duty Israeli border police officer, was stabbed while trying to reach for her gun.

Hadas was critically injured, and later died of her wounds at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Another Israeli soldier was wounded in the attack, and the three Palestinians were all shot dead.

The soldiers first killed the Palestinian who reportedly stabbed Malka, and killed two others who used guns and knives to attack the group of soldiers.

The three slain Palestinians have been identified as Bara’ Ibrahim Saleh, 18, Adel Hasan Ankoush, 18, and Osama Ahmad Ata, 19, all from Deir Abu Mashal village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

Following the incident dozens of Israeli soldiers and officers were deployed in the area, closed all the gates leading to Jerusalem’s Old City, and assaulted many Palestinians, especially in the areas leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The soldiers also assaulted many Palestinians, and clashed with local youths, wounding many with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets.

One of the wounded Palestinians was shot with a live round in his spine, and another round in his kidney. He was picked up by an ambulance, and the soldiers chased the ambulance to the Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem, where they tried to invade the hospital. But dozens of Palestinians clashed with them, and prevented them from entering the hospital.

In addition, dozens of soldiers surrounded and completely isolated Deir Abu Mashal village.

The soldiers warned that they would shoot and kill any Palestinian who seen walking outside at night, and that the siege would continue until further notice. The curfew came in the middle of the month of Ramadan, when Palestinian Muslims fast during the day, and eat and drink only at night.

According to an investigation by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 05:30 on Saturday, 17 June 2017, Israeli forces moved into the said village and imposed a curfew.

According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 05:30 on Saturday, 17 June 2017, Israeli forces moved into the said village and imposed a curfew. The Israeli soldiers accompanied by an engineering team raided the houses belonging to the families of the three attackers and surveyed them for future demolition. Before withdrawal, the Israeli forces handed notices to the owners of the homes where the now-deceased teens lived, saying that their homes will be demolished at an unspecified date, as part of the collective punishment against attackers’ families. Malka was from Moshav Givat Azer in central Israel. Source: IMEMC