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

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

Erez Levy

January 18, 2017: Erez Levy, 37, was killed by a Palestinian driver who reportedly deliberately struck him during clashes that erupted after the Israeli army and police began demolishing homes and structures in Umm al-Hiran village in the Negev. Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian driver, Yacoub Abu al-Qee’an, 47, a local mathematics teacher, lost control of his car after the police fired at it, eventually rolling down a hill, hitting two officers who were walking up the hill, and coming to a halt after crashing into another car, killing Levy and wounding another officer. Ayman Odeh, Arab Member of Knesset of Hadash Party and the head of the Knesset’s Joint List, was among many injured by Israeli police fire. Source: IMEMC

Erez Orbach

January 8, 2017: Erez Orbach, 20, was killed by a Palestinian driver who rammed him, and other soldiers with his car in Jerusalem. Four soldiers were killed in the incident, and several others were wounded. Erez, who was also an American citizen, was from Alon Shvut settlement, southwest of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Shir Hajaj


January 8, 2017
: Shir Hajaj, 22, was killed by a Palestinian driver who rammed her, and other soldiers with his car in Jerusalem. Four soldiers were killed in the incident, and several others were wounded. Shir was from Ma’ale Adumim settlement, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Yael Yekutiel


January 8, 2017
: Yael Yekutiel, 20, was killed by a Palestinian driver who rammed her, and other soldiers, with his car in Jerusalem. Four soldiers were killed in the incident, and several others were wounded. Yael was from Givataiym east of Tel Aviv. Source: IMEMC