Emad Daoud Eshteiwi

Emad ShteiwiSeptember 23, 2018: Emad Daoud Eshteiwi, 21, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired a bullet in his head while he was participating in a non-violent protest at the border fence with Israel, in the eastern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that in addition to killing Emad, Israeli soldiers injured at least 20 other protesters, including one medic.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot Emad with a live round in the head, east of Gaza city, and moderately injured a medic in the leg.

He added that the soldiers also shot twenty Palestinians with live rounds, along the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the coastal region, especially east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, where the army shot at least 14 Palestinians.

The Palestinians were shot during the ongoing Great Return March processions in the besieged Gaza Strip, while many burnt tires in an attempt to block the sniper vision of the Israeli soldiers, stationed hundreds of meters away, across the perimeter fence.

In addition, Israeli drones fired missiles at protesters near the fence, east of Gaza city, causing several injuries.

The killing of Emad followed a week of violence by Israeli forces against unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

On September 21, 2018, Karim Mohammad Kollab, 25, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while participating in a non-violent protest at the Israeli border east of Gaza City.

On the same day that Karim was killed, Israeli soldiers injured 312 other Palestinians, including 54 with live fire, after the army attacked the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the soldiers killed a Palestinian child, identified as Mo’men Ibrahim Abu Eyada, 15, after shooting him in the head while he was participating in a non-violent protest east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the soldiers killed four Palestinians, at dawn and during evening hours, east of Khan Younis, and near Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal in northern Gaza, and injured dozens of residents with live fire, in addition firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as Ahmad Mohammad Mohsin Omar, 20, from the al-Shati’ refugee camp, Mohammad Ahmad Abu Naji, 34, from Jabalia, in addition to Naji Jamil Abu ‘Aassi, 18, and Ala’ Ziad Abu ‘Aassi, 21, from Khan Younis.

On the same day, the soldiers killed Mohammad Yousef Sha’ban Oleyyan, 26, in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to Mohammad Zaghloul al-Khatib, 24, after assaulting him in his home in Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

Over 180 Palestinians have been killed and thousands others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests, on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Emad was from Gaza City, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Karim Mohammad Kollab

September 21, 2018: Karim Mohammad Kollab, 25, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while participating in a non-violent protest at the Israeli border east of Gaza City.

On the same day that Karim was killed, Israeli soldiers injured 312 other Palestinians, including 54 with live fire, after the army attacked the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers killed Karim, after shooting him with live fire, east of Gaza city.

It added that the soldiers also injured 312 Palestinians, including 100 with live fire.

100 of the wounded Palestinians were rushed to hospitals in the Gaza Strip, while five of the injured residents suffered life-threatening wounds.

The Health Ministry also said that among the wounded are twenty children and two women.

In related news, an Israeli tank fired a shell at Palestinian protesters near the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city, while an Israeli drone fired two missiles at a site, east of Gaza.

According to online Israeli daily Haaretz, the army carried out several air strikes in northern Gaza, and quoted the military alleging that a number of protesters “hurled explosives and grenades,” in addition to burning tires.

It added that one soldier was mildly injured by shrapnel, while firefighters extinguished six blazes caused by flaming balloons and kites, near the border area.

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the soldiers killed a Palestinian child, identified as Mo’men Ibrahim Abu Eyada, 15, after shooting him in the head while he was participating in a non-violent protest east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the soldiers killed four Palestinians, at dawn and during evening hours, east of Khan Younis, and near Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal in northern Gaza, and injured dozens of residents with live fire, in addition firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as Ahmad Mohammad Mohsin Omar, 20, from the al-Shati’ refugee camp, Mohammad Ahmad Abu Naji, 34, from Jabalia, in addition to Naji Jamil Abu ‘Aassi, 18, and Ala’ Ziad Abu ‘Aassi, 21, from Khan Younis.

On the same day, the soldiers killed Mohammad Yousef Sha’ban Oleyyan, 26, in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to Mohammad Zaghloul al-Khatib, 24, after assaulting him in his home in Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

Over 180 Palestinians have been killed and thousands others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests, on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Karim was from Gaza City, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mo’men Ibrahim Abu Eyada

September 19, 2018: Mo’men Ibrahim Abu Eyada, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers who shot him in the head while he was participating in a non-violent protest east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

In addition to killing Mo’men, the Israeli military wounded dozens of others at both the protest east of Rafah and other protests at the border wall in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

According to Israeli Ynet News, the army said they “had no knowledge of any casualties or any live fire used by the soldiers,” and added that “only a very few officials were available for comments, because Israel was marking the Yom Kippur fast day.”

Furthermore, the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, and high-velocity gas bombs, at Palestinian protesters near the perimeter fence, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, wounding six Palestinians with live fire, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The wounded Palestinians were rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah, while the medics provided the needed treatment to scores of Palestinians who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to various cuts and bruises.

In addition, the soldiers attacked many protesters on Palestinian lands near Kissufim military base, northeast of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, moderate wounding eight after shooting them with live fire, and causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Also on Wednesday, the soldiers abducted two young Palestinian men after they crossed the perimeter fence, in southern Gaza, and moved them to an interrogation facility.

The army said dozens of Palestinians “breached the fence from several parts of the Gaza Strip, and managed to return to the coastal region.”

On Tuesday, the soldiers killed four Palestinians, at dawn and during evening hours, east of Khan Younis, and near Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal in northern Gaza, and injured dozens of residents with live fire, in addition firing many gas bombs and concussion grenades causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as Ahmad Mohammad Mohsin Omar, 20, from the al-Shati’ refugee camp in northern Gaza, Mohammad Ahmad Abu Naji, 34, from Jabalia in northern Gaza, in addition to Naji Jamil Abu ‘Aassi, 18, and Ala’ Ziad Abu ‘Aassi, 21, from Khan Younis.

The Health ministry in Gaza said Ahmad Omar and Mohammad Abu Naji, were killed on Tuesday evening, by Israeli army sharpshooters during a protest, against cutting UNRWA funding, near Eretz (Beit Hanoun) Crossing, in northern Gaza.

It added that Naji and Ala’ were killed at dawn, after an Israeli war jet fired a missile at them, east of Khan Younis.

Also on Tuesday, the soldiers killed Mohammad Yousef Sha’ban Oleyyan, 26, in the al-Misrara area, in occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly attempted to stab soldiers, and Mohammad Zaghloul al-Khatib, 24, was beaten to death by Israeli soldiers who invaded his home, in Beit Rima town northwest of Ramallah, in central West Bank, while he was sleeping at dawn.

Mo’men was from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Mohammad Muhsen ‘Omer

September 18, 2018: Ahmad Mohammad Muhsen ‘Omar, 24, from al-Shati’ refugee camp, was shot and killed by a bullet to the chest fired by Israeli soldiers toward a non-violent Palestinian protest in Beit Hanoun.

Ahmad was killed along with another protester, Mohammad Ahmad Mohammed Abu Naji, 32, who was hit with a bullet to the chest. Both of them were taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia.

Israeli forces stationed at the Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip fired live bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse hundreds of civilians who were protesting near the crossing, following a call from the National Committee of March for Return and Breaking the Siege to participate in the “Together for the Rights of Refugees and Breaking the Siege” activity.

The soldiers fired a barrage of high-velocity gas bombs, and concussion grenades at them, in addition to many rounds of live ammunition.Media sources in Gaza said thousands of Palestinians participated in the procession, many of them were transported by buses, and started waving flags and chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli siege on Gaza, and the escalating Israeli violations against the civilians.

Also on Tuesday, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement denouncing the ongoing and escalating excessive Israeli military use of force against the Palestinians, leading to the death of four young men, including one child, in less than 24 hours, in two separate attacks in the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, the soldiers killed another Palestinian in the al-Misrara area, in occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly “attempted to stab soldiers.”

Ahmad was from al-Shati refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Ahmad Abu Naji

September 18, 2018: Mohammad Ahmad Mohammed Abu Naji, 32, was shot and killed by a bullet to the chest fired by Israeli soldiers toward a non-violent Palestinian protest in Beit Hanoun.

Mohammad was killed along with another protester, Ahmad Mohammad Muhsen ‘Omar, 24, from al-Shati’ refugee camp who was hit with a bullet to the chest. Both of them were taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia.

Israeli forces stationed at the Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip fired live bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse hundreds of civilians who were protesting near the crossing, following a call from the National Committee of March for Return and Breaking the Siege to participate in the “Together for the Rights of Refugees and Breaking the Siege” activity.

The soldiers fired a barrage of high-velocity gas bombs, and concussion grenades at them, in addition to many rounds of live ammunition.Media sources in Gaza said thousands of Palestinians participated in the procession, many of them were transported by buses, and started waving flags and chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli siege on Gaza, and the escalating Israeli violations against the civilians.

Also on Tuesday, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement denouncing the ongoing and escalating excessive Israeli military use of force against the Palestinians, leading to the death of four young men, including one child, in less than 24 hours, in two separate attacks in the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, the soldiers killed another Palestinian in the al-Misrara area, in occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly “attempted to stab soldiers.”

Mohammad was from Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Yousef Oleyyan

September 18, 2018: Mohammad Yousef Sha’ban Oleyyan, 26, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in the al-Misrara area, in occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly attempted to stab soldiers.

The Palestinian was identified as Mohammad Yousef Sha’ban Oleyyan, 26, from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem.

Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers kept Mohammad’s body on the ground for nearly three hours without allowing medical personnel to reach him..

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds at the young man, repeatedly shooting him, while many bullets also struck a Palestinian store and a car several meters away.

They added that the soldiers closed the entire area and did not allow the Palestinians to enter it, but allowed Israeli colonialist settlers through, while dozens of additional soldiers and police officers were brought to the area and its surroundings.

The Fateh movement issued a statement saying that Mohammad was one of its members in Qalandia refugee camp.

Prior to his death, Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinian civilians, including one child, without posing any threat of life of soldiers, in two crimes in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights has reported.

Mohammad was from East Jerusalem, located in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ala Ziad Abu ‘Aasi

September 18, 2018: Ala Ziad Abu ‘Aasi, 21 was killed by an Israeli missile east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Ala was killed along with his cousin,Naji Jamil Abu ‘Aasi, 18,.

Their bodies were severely mutilated, and it took the Palestinian Health Ministry several hours to properly and officially identify them.

The Health Ministry stated that the medics managed to reach the two Palestinians, near the perimeter fence in southern Gaza, and took them to Nasser Medical Center.

Israeli sources said the Israeli Air Force targeted Palestinians, who they claimed had approached the fence, and placed an explosive object.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also fired dozens of live rounds, and flares, at Palestinian protesters, east of Rafah, and in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza on the same day.

In related news, several Palestinians managed to reach an Israeli army sniper post, across the border fence, and burnt it, while a number of fighters fired live rounds at an Israeli drone, east of Khuza’a.

Picture of the two cousins, when they were alive:

Ala was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Naji Jamil Abu ‘Aasi

September 18, 2018: Naji Jamil Abu ‘Aasi, 18, was killed by an Israeli missile east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing two young men.

Naji was killed along with his cousin, Ala Ziad Abu ‘Aasi, 21.

Their bodies were severely mutilated, and it took the Palestinian Health Ministry several hours to properly and officially identify them.

The Health Ministry stated that the medics managed to reach the two Palestinians, near the perimeter fence in southern Gaza, and took them to Nasser Medical Center.

Israeli sources said the Israeli Air Force targeted Palestinians, who they claimed had approached the fence, and placed an explosive object.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also fired dozens of live rounds, and flares, at Palestinian protesters, east of Rafah, and in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza on the same day.

In related news, several Palestinians managed to reach an Israeli army sniper post, across the border fence, and burnt it, while a number of fighters fired live rounds at an Israeli drone, east of Khuza’a.

Picture of the two cousins, when they were alive:

Naji was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Zaghloul al-Khatib

September 18, 2018:Mohammad Zaghloul al-Khatib, 24, was beaten to death by Israeli soldiers who invaded his home while he was sleeping at four a.m.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man after abducting him from his home, and repeatedly assaulting him.

The PPS said undercover Israeli soldiers abducted Mohammad Zaghloul al-Khatib, 24, from his home in Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

It quoted his brother stating that nearly 30 Israeli soldiers invaded the family home to abduct Mohammad, before continuously and repeatedly assaulting him in his home until he fell unconscious.

He added that the soldiers then took him brother to an unknown destination, and the family was later contacted by an Israeli intelligence officer, asking them whether Mohammad had any “preexisting conditions,” and they assured the officer that their son was completely healthy.

His mother said that the soldiers beat him on the head, then smashed his head several times against the wall until he fell down, unconscious. They handcuffed his prone body, then left the scene, leaving him unconscious and handcuffed with no medical attention.

On Tuesday morning, the Palestinian District Coordination Office was contacted by its Israeli counterpart, informing them that Mohammad was dead, without setting a date for transferring his corpse back to his family.

The family said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against Mohammad, continuously beating him up while abducting him, and accused the military of executing their son.

They stated that the soldiers started beating Mohammad up immediately after breaking into his room, and continued to assault him until he lost consciousness before the soldiers carried him and left the building.

Addameer Prisoner Support organization said that Mohammad’s brother told them that a large group of undercover soldiers entered the home at 4 am and assaulted his mother, before regular army units invaded the house and forced the parents and three children into one corner of the house. They then took Mohammad to another room, where they punched, kicked and clubbed him, and beat him with rifle butts until he fell unconscious.

Mohammad was previously shot by the Israeli military two years ago, in the leg.

Addameer stated that, “Killing this young man, who posed no threat to the soldiers, violates international law”. The group added, “This lethal, excessive use of force is an extrajudicial assassination”. The group called on the United Nations to form a committee to investigate this and other crimes by the Israeli military.

The PPS held Israel fully responsible for killing Mohammad, and added that this crime is added “to a long lost of similar crimes and executions, carried out by the soldiers against Palestinian detainees.”

It added that the army has killed 217 Palestinian political prisoners, since Israel occupied the rest of Palestine in 1967.

The PPS stated that the silence of the international human rights organizations is granting Israel a green light to continue its crimes against the Palestinian people, especially since Israel continues to violate the basic rights of the Palestinians with impunity.

The PPS also said that approximately %95 of the Palestinians who are abducted and imprisoned by the Israeli army have been subjected to various forms of torture, during  their arrest, and during interrogation.

Furthermore, the PPS stated that Mohammad is the third Palestinian detainee to be killed by the army this tear, as the soldiers killed Yassin Saradeeh, 33, who was shot and beaten repeatedly while lying on the ground, on February 22nd,  in addition to Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, who died on May 20, at an Israeli hospital from serious complications after he was assaulted by several soldiers in the prison, when they claimed he attacked an officer with a sharp object.

Mohammad was from Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Soheib Abdul-Salam Abu Kashef

September 15, 2018: Soheib Abdul-Salam Abu Kashef, 16, died from serious wounds he suffered on August 3rd after Israeli soldiers shot him in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

The Health Ministry said the child, Soheib Abdul-Salam Abu Kashef, 16, was shot with live Israeli army fire, and remained in a serious condition until he succumbed to his wounds at the Gaza European Hospital.

On the day of his serious injury, the Health Ministry said the soldiers engaged in the excessive use of force against the nonviolent “Great Return March” in Gaza, on its nineteenth consecutive week, killing a young man, identified as Ahmad Yahia Atallah Yaghi, 25, and wounding 220 Palestinians, including 90 who were shot with live fire.

On Friday, September 14, 2018, the Israeli army killed three civilians, including a child, and Injures 148, Including 19 children, five Women and five paramedics, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has reported.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers attacked, Saturday, Palestinian protesters in several areas in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip.

The soldiers fired many live rounds and gas bombs at protesters near the fence in Abu Safiyya area, east on Jabalia, in northern Gaza, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The army also fired flares and live rounds, on Saturday at night, in Malaka area, east of Gaza city, wounding two Palestinians,

Furthermore, the army fired live rounds and gas bombs at protesters in Umm Hosniyya area, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

In addition, the army claimed that a number of protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails in several areas near the perimeter fence, and launched what the military called “incendiary balloons” into Keryat Gat colony.

Soheib was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC