Shawkat Khaled Awad

July 29, 2021: Shawkat Khaled Awad, 20, was killed by Israeli soldiers who opened fire at the funeral procession of the slain Palestinian child, identified as Mohammad Moayyad Bahjat al-‘Allami, 11, in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in southern occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported that Shawkat was participating in the funeral procession when he was shot and critically injured with live rounds in the head and abdomen and succumbed to his serious wounds.

Awad was very close to the body of the slain child, posing no threat to the soldiers when the army opened fire at the funeral procession.

A video of the funeral procession shows a large group of Palestinian men, some of whom are carrying the child’s body, as the army opens fire, forcing the mourners to run for cover while carrying the slain child’s body.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has reported that at least twelve of the mourners were also shot with live rounds, including Awad, who subsequently died from his critical injuries.

On July 28, 2021, the Israeli army opened fire at the al-‘Allami family vehicle at the entrance to Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, striking Mohammad Moayyad Bahjat al-‘Allami, 11, in the chest, he was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his critical wounds.

Shawkat was from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Moayyad al-‘Allami

July 28, 2021: Mohammad Moayyad al-‘Allami, 11, was killed by Israeli soldiers at the entrance of Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers fired live rounds at a car his father was driving in Abu Toaq area, at the entrance of Beit Ummar, seriously wounding the child, before the medics rushed him to the al-Ahli hospital, in Hebron, where he succumbed to his severe injury.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said the child, Mohammad was a six-grade student at Beit Ummar Basic School.

Nasri Sabarna, the Mayor of Beit Ummar town, said the father was driving with his son and daughter after they went grocery shopping; they bought bread, vegetables, and potato chips.

Sabarna added that the father then made a U-Turn trying to get to the shop before Israeli soldiers stationed nearby started shouting at the car and ordering him to stop before one of the soldiers opened fire at the car wounding the child in the chest.

The child later succumbed to his serious wounds, while his father and sister were not injured in the incident.

The Palestinian Education Ministry issued a statement denouncing his murder and called on all related human rights groups to intervene and end the escalating Israeli crimes against the unarmed Palestinian people, especially the children.

In related news, Israeli soldiers dug the grave of a deceased Palestinian newborn baby girl, just a few hours after her family buried her at the graveyard in Beit Ummar. The soldiers took the corpse out of the grave and placed it on the ground, before leaving the area.

Sabarna said that the Town Council contacted the family to informed them of what the soldiers did and to conduct the burial ceremony again.

Mohammad was from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron. Source: IMEMC

Shadi Omar Salim

Shadi SalimJuly 27, 2021: Shadi Omar Lutfi Salim, 41, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near Beita Junction, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The incident led to protests, where Israeli soldiers injured at least 49 Palestinians.

Palestinian sources said the man, Shadi Omar Lutfi Salim, 41, was shot when the soldiers ambushed him at the junction of the town and fired live rounds at him.

They added that the soldiers took the seriously wounded Palestinian away, before declaring that he died from his wounds.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers were hiding in an olive orchard near the road when they ambushed the man and opened fire at him.

The Palestinian oversaw water resources at Beita Town Council. He was heading back home from work when the soldiers shot him.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also ambushed and abducted four young men, near Sbeih mountain, and took them to their military post on its top.

The soldiers also fired gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians in Beita town park, near Sbeih Mountain, after stopping dozens of residents and cars and forcing them to leave the area.

The attacks led to protests in the area before the soldiers shot and injured 49 Palestinians on Sbeih Mountain near Beita.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said the soldiers injured 49 Palestinians, including one, identified as Taha Hamayel, 24, who was shot with a live round in the leg and a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head.

Medics rushed Hamayel to a hospital in Nablus; his condition was described as serious but stable.

Jibril added that most of the injured Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and received the needed treatment at the scene.

Shadi was from Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Yousef Nawwaf Mohareb

Yousef MoharebJuly 26th, 2021: Yousef Nawwaf Mohareb, 17, died of wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him in the neck near Ramallah, in central West Bank, 74 days earlier.

Medical sources stated that Yousef Nawwaf Mohareb, 17, from Abwein town, north of Ramallah, was shot with a live round in the neck after Israeli soldiers invaded the town and fired live rounds at protesters.

They added that the teen was shot with live rounds in the fifth and seventh vertebrae.

Naji Hamad, the head of Abwein village council, said the teen was rushed to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he underwent an urgent surgery and remained

in an extremely critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit until he succumbed to his wounds.

Yousef was from Abwein, north of Ramallah in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Monir Tamimi

Mohammad Mansour TamimiJuly 23rd, 2021: Mohammad Monir Tamimi, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at a protest in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Tamimi was shot when many soldiers invaded the village, and fired many live rounds, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinians who protested the invasion.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that the Israeli soldiers shot Tamimi with live fire in the abdomen, causing serious wounds, before Palestinian medics rushed him to Yasser Arafat Hospital in Salfit,  where he was immediately admitted to surgery and was then moved to the Intensive Care Unit, but later succumbed to his wounds.

The killing of Mohammad Tamimi comes just two days after Abdo Yousef Tamimi, 43, from Shu’fat refugee camp, died while in Israeli custody in the al-Maskobiyya detention center and interrogation facility, in Jerusalem. He had been taken into custody for an alleged traffic citation, and other prisoners reported that he was tortured by Israeli guards.

The suspected death-by-torture of Abdo Yousef Tamimi led to large protests in Jerusalem and in several villages in the West Bank, including Nabi Saleh.

Mohammad was from Nabi Saleh, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Abdo Yousef Tamimi

Abdo TamimiJuly 21st, 2021: Abdo Yousef Khatib Tamimi, 43, died while in Israeli custody at the al-Maskobiyya detention center and interrogation facility in Jerusalem. His family said he was tortured while under interrogation.

Hasan Abed-Rabbo, the media advisor of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, stated that Abdo Yousef Khatib Tamimi, 43, from Shu’fat refugee camp, died while being held at the interrogation center.

According to Abed-Rabbo, Abdo Tamimi had been taken prisoner on Sunday, due to a traffic citation and because he was driving his car without a driver’s license.

Abed-Rabbo held Israel fully responsible for his death, especially since the interrogation facility did not reveal sufficient information regarding his death, except for claiming that he suffered a heart attack.

The Palestinian was a married father of four children, and his wife is also pregnant.

His cousin said that Abdo was beaten up by the soldiers and added that the army abducted seven of his relatives for protesting his death.

He stated that the family received information from Palestinians who were detained in the same facility, informing them that Abdo was tortured and beaten up by the soldiers during interrogation.

The Tamimi family demanded an autopsy that would be attended by a Palestinian doctor and added that the young man was healthy and that he was tortured, including being subjected to electric shocks.

Abdo was from Shu’fat refugee camp near Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Farid Hasan

Mohammad HassanJuly 3rd, 2021: Mohammad Farid Ali Hasan, 21, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers, while another 25 Palestinians were injured, in the southern area of Qusra, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Media sources in Nablus said many illegal Israeli colonialist settlers and soldiers attacked the southern area of the town, leading to protests.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the invasion led to protests, and that the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the residents and their homes.

He added that one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Farid Ali Hasan, 21, was shot with a live round in the chest while standing on the rooftop of his home, and died from his serious wounds.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said the soldiers also shot 13 Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused at least twelve to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

In related news, the soldiers caused 67 Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation during protests on their land in Sbeih Mountain, in Beita town, south of Nablus.

The Israeli army is trying to stop the ongoing processions carried out by the Palestinians, including nighty protests, which have been ongoing since the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, occupied the mountain top and installed an outpost in early May of this year.

On Friday, June 11th, the soldiers killed a child, identified as Mohammad Sa’id Hamayel, 15, after shooting him with a live round in the heart, and injured more than 110 Palestinians, including 11 who were shot with live rounds, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters in Jabal Abu Sbeih mountain.

Mohammad was from Qusra, near Nablus in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Zahi Shamsa

June 17th, 2021: Ahmad Zahi Daoud Bani Shamsa, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in his hometown of Beita village, in the northern West bank.

He was shot during a protest on Wednesday June 16th, and he died of his wounds on Thursday morning.

The child, identified as Ahmad Zahi Daoud Bani Shamsa, age 16, was taken to Rafidia Governmental Hospital, where he underwent an operation, but the doctors were unable to save his life.

The Head of the emergency department at the Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus, Ahmad Jibril, told Palestinian reporters that the youth was taken to hospital with serious live gunshot wounds to the head.

It is noteworthy that this boy is the fourth Palestinian who was shot and killed by the Israeli military this year at protests at Jabal Sabih in Beita. The protests are challenging the Israeli development of an illegal Israeli settlement on stolen Palestinian land on Sabih mountain.

In addition to Ahmad, three men were killed in the village by the Israeli military in May: Karim Maher Abdel Hamid Hamayel (28 years), Tariq Sanubar (27 years), and Issa Barham (42 years).

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, one witness of the shooting said that it took place during protests by residents of the town of Beita. They were voicing opposition to the establishment of a settlement outpost on their land in Jabal Sabih.

No Israeli military investigation has been launched, and no officers have been charged in the killing of these four Palestinian civilians in the village of Beita.

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Ahmad was from Beita village, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mai Afaneh

June 16th, 2021: Mai Afaneh, 29, was shot and killed by Israeli forces while she was in her car at the entrance to Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces opened fire at Afaneh, who was a doctor, and the mother of an eight-year old girl, when she drove her vehicle down a road that was under construction, at the entrance to Hizma town. Local sources reported that Afaneh apparently had accidentally driven her vehicle down the wrong road, and was trying to turn around when she was shot.

The army claimed that the slain woman attempted to ram her car into a number of Israeli soldiers before exiting the vehicle with a knife” the Anadolu Agency reported.

But the Israeli authorities offered no evidence to back their claim. The claim also goes against the forensic evidence showing that Mai was in her car when she was shot and killed.

On Friday, July 16th, Palestinians held a peaceful protest in Abu Dis town, on the one month anniversary of Mai’s killing, demanding the Israeli occupation authorities hand over her body to her family.

Her body had been withheld by the army since she was shot and killed near Hizma town on June 16, 2021.

Video from Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic)

May was from Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC 

Ibtisam Khaled Ka’abna

June 12, 2021: Ibtisam Khaled Ka’abna, 28, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, after she allegedly attempted to attack them.

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the slain woman, Ibtisam Khaled Ka’abna, 28, is a former political prisoner, who was abducted in the year 2015 and was imprisoned for 18 months.

Her brother, Khaled Mohammad Ka’abna, stated that the soldiers shot his sister at the terminal, and left her bleeding on the ground without any medical attention until she succumbed to her wounds.

Khaled added that his slain sister is a married mother of one child.

Israeli sources claimed that the woman “was yielding a knife”, while the “Times of Israel” alleged she “ran towards the soldiers while brandishing a knife.” No soldiers were hurt in the alleged attack.

Videos from the scene show the woman far away from any soldier when she was shot. Palestinian analysts point out that even if she had been holding a knife (which may or may not have been the case), the soldiers had the option to injure her at least instead of delivering fatal shots and leaving her without medical treatment until she bled to death.

Ibtisam was from Aqbat Jaber refugee camp in Jericho. Source: IMEMC