November 24, 2022: Mohammad Hisham Abu Keshik, 22, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during an invasion of Nablus. Also during that invasion, Ahmad Amjad Shehada, only sixteen years of age, was shot in the heart succumbed to his serious wounds.
Mohammad was shot with an expanding bullet in the abdomen resulting in serious damage to his intestines that were protruding out of his body, in addition to one who was stuck with a concussion grenade in the head, and another Palestinian who was shot in the arm.
The Health Ministry said the soldiers shot five Palestinians who were rushed to Rafidia governmental hospital in Nablus, one of whom (Ahmad) suffered a serious gunshot wound to the heart, and another of whom (Mohammad) was shot with a live round in the abdomen and remained in critical condition until he succumbed to his wounds.
In addition to the two who were killed, the Israeli soldiers injured 32 young men.
His family said Mohammad was far from where the army invaded Nablus and exchanged fire with Palestinian fighters near Joseph’s Tomb, east of the city.
Dozens of Israeli military vehicles, and several bulldozers, invaded Nablus leading to massive protests before the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs randomly.
Furthermore, the Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Wednesday night, the death of Mohammad Ahmad Hasan Herzallah, 30, who succumbed to serious wounds he suffered after the soldiers shot him on July 24th when the army also killed two Palestinians.
Mohammad was from Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC
November 23, 2022: Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers with a live round in the heart during an Israeli invasion of Nablus. In addition to killing Ahmad, the soldiers wounded 32 Palestinians, one seriously, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. The Israeli military attacks were directed toward Palestinian protesters who were challenging an invasion by Israeli paramilitary settlers accompanied by soldiers into Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed a child, Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16, after shooting him with a live round in the heart.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers also shot ten Palestinians with live fire, including one who suffered a serious gunshot injury to the abdomen.
Jibril added that the soldiers shot twenty-two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, three with shrapnel from live rounds, and seventy-five who suffered the severe effects of tear gas inhalation. In addition, one Palestinian was struck with a concussion grenade in the head.
The soldiers also fired several live rounds at a PRCS ambulance while trying to reach wounded Palestinians.
The invasion was carried out by dozens of military vehicles, including at least one armored bulldozer, and targeted the eastern area of Nablus to allow illegal colonizers to tour Joseph Tomb, leading to massive protests, before the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed 200 Palestinians, including 57 children, since the beginning of this year and added that 52 of the slain Palestinians are from the Gaza Strip. During that same time period, 27 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians.
Joseph, the patriarch, is revered by Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Samaritans alike; however, the Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages, despite the site being in Area A, where the PA has full control and prohibits Muslims from worshiping at the site.
Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews regularly try to visit the shrine without approval, as many Jews believe the tomb to be the final resting place of the biblical figure in the Old Testament.
Palestinians believe that Joseph’s Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure.
November 23, 2022: Mohammad Ahmad Hasan Herzallah, 30, succumbed to serious wounds he suffered after the soldiers shot him on July 24th when the army also killed two Palestinians.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the young man, Mohammad Ahmad Hasan Herzallah, 30, was seriously injured by Israeli army fire in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
The Health Ministry added that the Palestinian was instantly rushed to surgery after a headshot wound and remained in critical condition at the Intensive Care unit of a hospital in Nablus until he succumbed to his serious wounds.
The Palestinian underwent several surgeries in Nablus and was moved to Beit Jala hospital in Bethlehem before he was transferred to the Istishari Arab Hospital in Ramallah where he was pronounced dead.
Mohammad was among nineteen Palestinians injured when Israeli soldiers carried out a dawn invasion into the al-Yasmina neighborhood Old City of Nablus, in Nablus city, and killed two young men, Abboud Sobeh, 29, and Mohammad al-Azizi, 22.
Also on Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a child, Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16, and injured 32 Palestinians, one seriously, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, during protests after the army accompanied dozens of colonizers into Nablus.
Israeli soldiers have killed 202 Palestinian, 150 of them in the West Bank and 52 in the Gaza Strip, since the beginning of this year, 2022.
November 21, 2022: Mahmoud al-Sa’di, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli forces during a military incursion into al-Hadaf neighborhood adjacent to the Jenin refugee camp. The soldiers also injured 4 civilians during the incursion, and cordoned off a residential house, abducting the inhabitant of the house.
According to eyewitness accounts, Mahmoud was on his way to school and was not involved in any protests or stone-throwing at the invading Israeli army.
Mahmoud was a youth educator at the Jenin Freedom Theatre, where he offered classes in self-expression and drama for children and youth. In a statement, the Jenin Freedom Theatre said, “Mahmoud was part of the Freedom Theatre family. A skilled and passionate trainer for the Child & Youth Program, he brought his unique character to this work, bringing hope and a new way of seeing the world to young people. Mahmoud had a promising future ahead of him, and we were excited to see where his career in theatre would lead him. We are in shock at his murder, in a situation that is all too familiar. As another family from Jenin refugee camp buries their child, we are left to ask again, when will these crimes end?”
According to an investigation by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at around 07:30 on Monday, 21 November 2022, an Israeli special force from “Yamam Unit” sneaked into al-Hadaf neighborhood adjacent to Jenin refugee camp, western Jenin, and cordoned off a house belonging to Rateb Raed Rateb Bali (22).
Moments later, Israeli foot soldiers, backed by military vehicles and a drone, moved into and besieged the neighborhood as well as tightening the siege on the area surrounding the house.
They started heavily shooting at the cordoned house and then fired an Energa grenade at the roof of the 2-story house, forcing Rateb Bali to surrender to the Israeli military. During the house siege that continued till 09:10, Palestinians gathered and threw stones at the Israeli military vehicles in the neighborhood while Israeli forces opened fire at them.
As a result, 5 Palestinians were injured, including Mahmoud ‘Abdel Jalil Hadi al-Sa’di (17), from Jenin refugee camp, who was injured with a bullet in his abdomen near al-Kina intersection near al-Hadaf neighborhood when he was on his way to his school (Farahat Hashad High School for Boys.)
Al-‘Sa’di was taken, along with the others who were injured, to Bin Sinai Private Hospital in Jenin and Dr. Khalil Soliman Governmental Hospital. At around 10:00, the medical staff at Bin Sinai Hospital announced the death of Mahmoud al-Sa’di after succumbing to his injury.
PCHR’s investigations emphasize that Israeli shooting was unjustified as there was no imminent threat or danger posed to the soldiers’ lives; a pattern that has repeated itself consistently for the past weeks.
PCHR reiterates its call upon the international community to take immediate action to end Israeli occupation’s crimes and double standards when it comes to international law and urges the ICC Prosecutor to act seriously with regard to the situation in Palestine.
PCHR also demands the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention fulfill their obligations as per Common Article 1 of the Convention, “undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances,” and their obligations under Article 146 of the same Conventions, i.e., to hold accountable persons accused of committing grave breaches of the Convention.
Mahmoud was from Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC
November 15, 2022: Mohammad Morad Sami Souf, 18, was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard in the illegal Israeli colony of Ariel after he allegedly stabbed and killed three Israeli settlers.
Israeli sources reported Tuesday that three Israelis were killed and three were injured in two areas before Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian near Ariel illegal colony near Salfit, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. The incidents occurred in two locations near Ariel when two Palestinians attacked Israeli colonizers at the entrance of the Industrial Zone and a gas station.
Israeli sources identified the three Israelis who were killed as Tamir Avichai, 50, from Kiryat Netafim colony in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, Michael Ledigin, 36+, from Bat-Yam, and Mordechai Ashkenazi, 59, from Yavne.
According to a statement by the Israeli army, a Palestinian arrived at the gate of the Industrial Zone in Ariel and stabbed several Israelis before fleeing the scene. The army denied reports claiming that a second Palestinian was killed. However, it stated that the soldiers were looking for another suspect in the area.
Israeli Ynet News reported that the Palestinian allegedly stabbed a security guard at the gas station’s entrance, then attacked four others with a knife before using a vehicle to escape, ramming one Israeli with the car before soldiers and armed guards opened fire in his direction.
The Israeli media added that a Palestinian fled the scene in a stolen car and was located by the soldiers on Route 5, where they shot and killed him, and said the young man first tried to flee the scene, resulting in a crash involving eight cars before he was fatally shot.
According to Israeli Channel 7, one of the Israelis, in his 40s, died from critical wounds, a second man, also in his 40’s, was wounded at the gas station and succumbed to serious wounds, and the third, in his 30’s, was fatally injured near the gas station.
Channel 7 added that three other Israelis suffered critical or serious wounds and were taken to the Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva.
The Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Morad Sami Souf, 18, from Haris town near Salfit in the central West Bank.
According to Israeli reports, Mohammad had a permit and worked at a factory in Ariel.
Israeli paramedics rushed to the area, provided treatment to the wounded, and transferred them to Beilinson Medical Center before three of them succumbed to their wounds; three Israelis suffered serious wounds.
The day before this attack, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, at dawn, a teenage girl, Folla Rasmi Abdul-Aziz Masalma, 16, in Betunia town after shooting her with a live round in the head while she was a passenger in a car.
Mohammad was from Haris town near Salfit in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC
November 14, 2022: Folla Rasmi Abdul-Aziz Masalma, 15, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired a barrage of bullets into a car in which Folla was a passenger, killing her and severely wounding the driver of the vehicle.
Folla would have turned 16 on the day after she was killed, and had been preparing for her birthday party. She was in the passenger seat of a car that was driving along a road in the Palestinian town of Betunia when they saw a bunch of Israeli soldiers crouched behind military vehicles up ahead of them. The driver tried to turn around, to back up and go another way, but the Israeli soldiers began firing from two different locations.
An eyewitnesses said that the soldiers fired at the car in three separate barrages of bullets in a short time. In addition to shooting Folla in the head, the driver was also shot and wounded, but he managed to get out of the car heavily bleeding and raising his hands in the air.
The soldiers then approached the vehicle and, according to eyewitnesses, roughly pulled the heavily bleeding child from the car and dropped her on the ground. They then tore off her clothes and appeared to do a few chest compressions, then dragged her to one of the army jeeps. That jeep was full of soldiers, so they carried her roughly to a second jeep – all while she was bleeding heavily from the head wound their gunshots had caused. They then put her in a third military jeep, on the floor of the jeep, by the feet of the soldiers in that jeep.
According to an eyewitness, the driver “was bleeding apparently from his hand, before he stepped out of his car with his hands up in the air. The soldiers took him to one of their jeeps. The girl was then taken out of the car and placed on the ground. She has bleeding when the soldiers carried her but dropped her on the ground, then carried her again, and took her to one of the jeeps that was at a distance.”
“But the jeep they took her to already had the wounded young man who was detained by them, so they placed her on the ground, and then took her to another jeep that had no space, before moving her to another jeep where they placed her on its floor and drove away…. she was bleeding… I don’t think there was any more blood in her body by then…”
“The soldiers then bought Shawarma and were driving away to eat it, this is how coldblooded their murder is!”, he concluded, “The blood was everywhere, even on their shawarma they were eating…”
An eyewitness, Bakr Armoush, 30, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the attack occurred approximately at four at dawn when a military force was deployed in the area after invading it 30 minutes earlier to abduct two young men in the Schools’ Area.
He added that the car transporting the slain woman was driving slowly, and when the driver saw the soldiers approximately 200 meters away, he tried to back away before more Israeli soldiers, who were hiding in the dark, started firing at the car, which came to a complete stop.
Later on, Palestinian medics managed to regain custody of Fulla’s body, and brought the child’s corpse to the Ramallah governmental hospital, then transferred her to the Doura governmental hospital near Hebron, in preparation for funeral ceremony.
On Monday evening, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, at dawn, a teenage girl in Betunia town after shooting her with a live round in the head and added that the name Israeli military had published the incorrect name – misidentifying the child they had killed. The Palestinian Health Ministry was able to find out the actual name of the child and correct the mistake that was issued by the Israeli military.
Her family is originally from Beit Awwa town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, but lives in Al-Biereh city near Ramallah.
The Health Ministry said the soldiers took the body of the slain girl and initially provided the Palestinian Civil Affairs Committee with a name of another woman who apparently had nothing to do with the incident.
Media sources said the soldiers shot Anas Hassouna, 26, before abducting him, and also abducted two Palestinians from their homes, Akram Silmi and Tareq Al-Emwasi.
According to the army, the soldiers were operating in the town and “signaled the driver to stop, but he accelerated before they opened fire,” wounding Anas, the driver, and killing the young woman in the same car, and added that it is reviewing the incident.
The army said it invaded Anata to arrest three “wanted” Palestinians from the town and one from nearby Betunia.
A surveillance video from the scene debunks the Israeli allegations and shows soldiers barricaded behind parked cars, opening fire at the car after the driver stepped on the brakes when he saw the army, and the car came to a complete halt.
The head of the Palestinian National Council, Rawhi Fattouh, denounced the Israeli crime in Betunia and said the soldiers, encouraged by incitement and racism from the Israeli political leadership, are ongoing with their crimes against the Palestinian people, knowing well there will be no accountability.
Folla was originally from Beit Awwa town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, but lived in Al-Biereh city near Ramallah in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC
November 9, 2022: Mahdi Mohammad Hamdallah Hashash, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers, who also injured at least sixty east of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Media sources said many army jeeps and vehicles accompanied dozens of colonizers into “Joseph’s Tomb” east of the city, blockaded roads, and isolated many areas.
They added that dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.
Palestine TV said the soldiers shot Mahdi Mohammad Hamdallah Hashash, 17, from the Balata refugee camp, with a live round in the chest.
The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot the Palestinian after he “threw explosives at the soldiers”, adding that the explosive did not cause injuries.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said its medics rushed Mohammad to a hospital in the city and provided treatment to three young men who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and fifty-seven who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh movement, said Mahdi was one of its members.
Mahdi was from Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC
November 9, 2022: Ra’fat Ali Ayasa, 29, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while he attempted to cross the Annexation Wall heading to his work, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the Israeli soldiers fatally shot Ra’fat Ali Ayasa, 29, from Sanur town, southwest of Jenin.
Mahmoud Saadi, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Jenin, said the soldiers shot Ra’fat with several live rounds.
The Palestinian, a construction worker, was trying to enter occupied Jerusalem to work through a breach in a section of the illegal Annexation Wall when the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds at him and several other workers who managed to escape unharmed.
After shooting the Palestinian man, the soldiers took him to the Salem military base and later allowed his transfer to PRCS medics before he was rushed to the Ar-Razi Hospital in Jenin, where he was officially pronounced dead.
His uncle said that Ra’fat was a married father of one girl, had no political affiliation, and was only trying to work to provide for his family.
Thousands of Palestinians marched in Jenin, Jenin refugee camp, Sanur, and several other areas in Jenin, condemning the cold-blooded murder of the Palestinian worker and the seriously escalating Israeli violations.
Processions were also held in front of Khalil Suleiman governmental hospital in Jenin before the Palestinians marched in the city and the Jenin refugee camp, denouncing Ra’fat’s execution-style killing while all he wanted was to work to provide for his family.
Ra’fat was from Sanur town, southwest of Jenin. Source: IMEMC
November 05, 2022: Mos’ab Mohammad Mahmoud Nafal, 18, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also shot another Palestinian near Sinjil Palestinian town, north of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.
The Health Ministry has confirmed that Mos’ab was shot with a live round in the heart before the medics rushed him to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.
It added that the doctors tried to revive the seriously wounded young man and provide him with the needed treatment, but he succumbed to his serious wounds.
The soldiers also shot another Palestinian before army medics provided him with the needed treatment and took him to an Israeli hospital.
The Israeli army claimed that the slain and the wounded young men were shot by the soldiers who “opened fire at Palestinians hurling stones at Israeli vehicles.”
However, the family said Mos’ab was with them, picking their olive trees in the area before many illegal Israeli colonizers attacked them and other villagers, forcing them to disperse and leave their lands.
The family added that Mos’ab and another young man could not be located following the Israeli attack, an issue that prompted the Palestinians to start looking for them.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said it received a call, approximately at six in the evening, informing it of injuries in an area near the Oyun Al-Hamriyah area near Sinjil and immediately dispatched two ambulances to the area.
The medics looked for Mos’ab in the olive orchards for about two hours and found him bleeding and in a very serious condition before they rushed him to Palestine Medical Complex, where he succumbed to his wounds.
The PRCS added that Israeli soldiers also invaded the area and searched the olive orchards before locating the other Palestinian, believed to have been seriously injured, and took him to an Israeli hospital.
Mos’ab was from the Al-Mazra’a ash-Sharqiya village east of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC
November 3, 2022: Farouq Jamil Hasan Salama, 28, was shot by undercover Israeli soldiers in the head, chest, and abdomen, killing him.
Farouq was one of two Palestinians, including a child, killed on November 3rd by Israeli soldiers in Jenin and Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. In addition, Israeli troops injured at least four others
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that undercover Israeli soldiers shot Farouq Jamil Hasan Salama, 28. He was rushed to Jenin governmental hospital but succumbed to his profoundly serious wounds.
The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said Farouq was engaged, and his wedding was scheduled to be held Saturday.
The Israeli army said it invaded the Jenin refugee camp to arrest Farouq, a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, before exchanging fire with him and other Palestinian fighters.
Israeli National News said the invasion was carried out by a member of Border Police’s “undercover Arab unit”, operating with Israeli soldiers and the Israel Security Agency – Shabak.
The Israeli army was also trying to abduct another Palestinian in the Jenin refugee camp but were unable to do so due to the fire exchange and withdrew from the area.
The soldiers also killed a child, Mohammad Samer Khallouf, 14, from Burqin town, west of Jenin, after shooting him with live fire in Jenin refugee camp.
The Palestinian was shot after many army vehicles invaded Jenin and Jenin refugee camp and surrounded a shop, leading to protests, before the army fired a barrage of live fire.