Meir Tamari

May 30, 2023: Meir Tamari, 30, was killed in a drive-by shooting from a Palestinian car close to the illegal Hermesh colony near Tulkarem in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli sources confirmed that Meir suffered several gunshot wounds to the chest and shoulders and received treatment from Israeli medics who rushed him to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera but succumbed to his injuries.

The sources said the shooter fired at least seven live rounds from an M16 rifle and sped towards Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Israeli Haaretz said Meir made his way to the entrance of Hermesh colony before he was evacuated to Hillel Yaffeh Medical Center in Hadera and was pronounced dead a few hours later.

Israeli soldiers installed many roadblocks in the area and initiated a massive search campaign in the area, looking for the Palestinian car.

The army said a Palestinian driver sped and bypassed a colonialist settlers’ car before firing several live rounds at it and fleeing the scene.

The Israeli army initiated a massive search campaign in the area and set up roadblocks in an effort to locate the shooters.

The Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh movement, claimed responsibility for the shooting and said its fighters managed to escape unharmed.

It stated the shooting comes in retaliation to the escalating Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, including the ongoing assassinations and killings of fighters and civilians.

The Brigades added that its fighters also exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers who invaded Nur Shams refugee camp at dawn and managed to detonate explosive charges near military vehicles.

On Monday evening, many paramilitary Israeli colonizers invaded Deir Dibwan town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, attacked and injured several Palestinians, caused damage to cars, and burnt crops while Israeli soldiers fired at the Palestinians who tried to defend themselves.

Also, the paramilitary colonizers burnt Palestinian palm trees in Burqa town, northwest of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Earlier Monday, Israeli soldiers invaded Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, killed an intelligence officer, injured eight Palestinians, one seriously, and abducted six others.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed Ashraf Mohammad Amin Ibrahim, 38, after shooting him with two expanding bullets in the chest and the abdomen.

Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” It also prohibits the “individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory.”

This post will be updated when more information is available. Source: IMEMC

Inga Avramyan

May 11, 2023: Inga Avramyan, 80, was killed when a rocket, launched from Gaza, struck an apartment block in the central Israeli city of Rehovot.

According to Israeli sources, the Israeli woman was killed, and eight people were injured, when a shell fired from the Gaza Strip hit an apartment building in Rehovot, in central Israel.

The woman was killed after being trapped under rubble that fell from the damaged building. Seven people were treated on-site with light injuries, and one woman in her sixties was taken to the hospital with a head injury.

The Israeli military spokesman, Daniel Hagari, stated that the Israeli anti-missile defense system known as the ‘Iron Dome’ (funded largely by the United States), had experienced a malfunction on Thursday night.

The Israeli military’s “Home Front Command” Search and Rescue Unit was joined by police, Fire and Rescue Services to search in the rubble for additional victims, but no other injured Israelis were found.

The shell had been fired after three straight days of Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the deaths of 31 Palestinians, including a number of young children and women.

The chair of the Israeli Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Yuli Edelstein, condemned the death of the Israeli man, saying, “My heart goes out to the family of the murdered person from the missile strike, and I am praying for the recovery of those injured.”

Edelstein went on to say, “The responsibility for the criminal and cowardly strike and murder lies with one source: Iran – the patron and financier of the Islamic Jihad. There lies the head of the snake, and we will work in every way to remove this threat from the people of Israel.”

Edelstein made no mention of the dozens of Palestinian civilians that Israeli bombs had killed over the past three days.

In addition to the shell that hit the building in Rehovot, three Israeli buildings in Sderot, near the border with Gaza, were hit by Palestinian shells, but no injuries were reported.

On the same day of her death, Israeli missiles killed nine Palestinians and injured many others, some seriously, after the army fired missiles at their homes and residential buildings.

The Palestinians killed by the Israeli missiles were identified as:

  1. Ahmad Mahmoud Abu Daqqa, 43, Bani Soheila, east of Khan Younis.
  2. Ali Hasan Mohammad Ghali, 50, Hamad city, Khan Younis.
  3. Mahmoud Hasan Mohammad Ghali, 23, Hamad city, Khan Younis.
  4. Mahmoud Walid Mohammad Abdul-Jawad, 26, Hamad city, Khan Younis.
  5. Mohammad Suleiman Khalil Dader, 32, Sheja’eyya, Gaza City.
  6. Hussein Yousef Abdullah Dalloul, 23, Sheja’eyya, Gaza City.
  7. Odai Riyad Al-Louh, Nusseira, central Gaza.
  8. Elian Ata Abu Wadi, 36, Jabalia
  9. Abdul-Halim Najjar, 22, Jabalia.

Inga Avramyan was from Rehovot, in central Israel. Source: IMEMC