Samah Abdul-Mo’men


December 16, 2015:
 Samah Abdul-Mo’men, 20, was shot in the head by Israeli soliders on November 23 and died from her wounds. She was in the car with her father when Israeli soldiers shot her in the head after Alaa’ Khalil al-Hashshash, 16, from the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, allegedly carried out a stabbing attack targeting Israeli soldiers. Alaa’ was also killed. Samah was from ‘Ammouria village, in Salfit. Source: IMEMC

‘Abdul-Rahman Yosri Miswada

December 19, 2015: ‘Abdul-Rahman Yosri Miswada, 21, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army claimed that Abdul-Rahman stabbed and injured two soldiers, in the Shuhada Street, in Hebron city.

Israeli sources said a soldier suffered a moderate injury in the chest, while a settler was lightly wounded in his leg, and that they were both transferred to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The wounded settler is the son of “Jewish Home” Member of Knesset, Orit Struck, Israeli Ynet News has reported.

Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian was killed near Beit Hadassah illegal Israeli colony, in Hebron’s Old city, and that he was shot with several live rounds, and bled to death after the soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him.

It is worth mentioning that, on December 7, 2015, Israeli soldiers killed Abdul-Rahman’s cousin, Ehab Fathi Miswada, near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron.

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The soldiers killed Malek Akram Shahin, 18, with an internationally banned hollow-point bullet that detonates upon impact. He was killed after the soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, in Bethlehem.

Abdul-Rahman was from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Malek Akram Shahin

December 8, 2015: Malek Akram Shahin, 18, was shot in the head with a hollow-point bullet by Israeli soldiers after the army invaded the Deheishe refugee camp.

A surgeon said that the hollow-point bullet penetrated Malek’s skull and detonated into more than three hundred smaller pieces, causing numerous skull fractures and extensive brain damage.

He also stated the bullet seems to be advanced type of hollow rounds the army is using, even more dangerous than the Dumdum illegal rounds, which detonate upon impact.

Eyewitnesses said a large Israeli military force invaded the refugee camp from various directions, leading to clashes with dozens of local youths, who hurled stones and empty bottles on them.

The army fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, causing several injuries.

The soldiers stormed and searched dozens of homes in the camp, and kidnapped five Palestinians, known to be members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Such bullets can cause damage to an aircraft, armored vehicles, and are designed to maximize tissue damage, bones, blood loss and shock.

Hollow bullets have been prohibited since The Hague Convention of 1899, Declaration III, that came as a continuance of the Sr. Petersburg, which banned the use of all exploding rounds.

However, the Israeli army has been frequently using those types of rounds against Palestinian civilians, including in the First Intifada of 1987.

Back in October, surgeons in the Hadassah Israeli Hospital in Jerusalem amputated the leg of child detainee, Issa Adnan Abdul-Mo’ty, 13 years of age, after various surgeries failed to save his right leg. He was also shot with a Dumdum bullet.

Earlier in November, detainee, Issa Jalal Sharawna, 17 years old, had his leg amputated, in Assaf HaRofeh Israeli hospital, as a result of severe injuries he sustained in early October, after Israeli settlers shot him.

Malek was from Deheishe refugee camp, in Bethlehem. Source: IMEMC