Jamal Musleh

December 30, 2017: Jamal Mohammad Musleh, 21, died from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

The Palestinian was shot the abdomen, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, and was among fifty Palestinians, who were shot with live Israeli army fire, in several parts of the Gaza Strip, after the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters, near the border fence.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, said the soldiers shot 50 Palestinians with live fire, including four who suffered life-threatening wounds, in addition to fourteen who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullet, and at least 120 others who were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

Jamal was from the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Dalal Theeb Lulah

December 29th, 2017: Dalal Theeb Lulah, 9, died at an Israeli checkpoint south of Nablus when Israeli forces prevented her from reaching the hospital while she was suffering a respiratory attack.

On 29 December 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm, Dalal started having shortness of breath. This recurring condition, related to her cerebral atrophy that was diagnosed at age three, requires her family to immediately transfer her to a hospital in Nablus city.

Accordingly, her mother, grandmother, father, and uncle immediately left the house with her, and seven minutes later, the family arrived to the checkpoint at the northern entrance of ‘Awarta.

An Israeli military jeep had blocked the road and five fully armed soldiers were standing near the gate at the checkpoint which was shut. Several cars had attempted to enter the village, but they were unable to, due to the closing of the gate.

Dalal’s uncle, Yasser As’ad Lulah, 41, who was driving the car, decided to approach the soldiers. The soldiers immediately pointed their machine guns at the car, which was approximately 15 meters away.

Yasser responded by waving at the soldiers to approach the car. Yasser explained to one of the soldiers Dalal’s condition and the need to transfer her to hospital immediately. The soldier responded that they were not allowed to pass through the gate. The family repeatedly pleaded with the soldiers to no avail.

Approximately half an hour later, Yasser decided to try the Huwwara checkpoint at the southern entrance of ‘Awarta. At Huwwara, confrontations had erupted between the Israeli soldiers and the Palestinian youth. There was tear gas and congested traffic. Dozens of cars had lined up to try and cross the checkpoint into Nablus. However, Israeli military jeeps had blocked the road about 50 meters from the checkpoint.

After an hour of waiting at the closed checkpoint, trying to convince the soldiers to allow their car to pass, the family managed to cross Huwwara checkpoint and headed towards the Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus. By then, Dalal had lost consciousness and white foam was coming out of her mouth.

She was admitted to the emergency room where doctors tried to resuscitate her in vain. The doctors stated that Dalal had died about an hour before arriving to the hospital. After announcing her death, the Palestinian authorities carried out an autopsy which is expected in the coming two weeks.

Dalal was unable to have access to medical assistance due to Israel’s establishment of checkpoints and road closures. While restrictions on freedom of movement impact all Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories. In Dalal’s case, her rights to the highest attainable standard of health and her right to life were both violated.

These rights are enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR),the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR),4 the Convention on the Rights of the Child5 and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

As the Occupying Power, Israel is obliged to respect, protect, and fulfil the right of the protected population in its jurisdiction to the highest attainable standard of health. Israel is required to facilitate access to all medical service and attention in time of sickness.

Al Haq Human Rights Center issued a statement following Dalal’s death describing the discriminatory policies and practices on the ground against Palestinians, which limit and often deny access to medical care and health facilities. The Center reported that Israel repeatedly denied Palestinians, including children and adolescents, from accessing health care, resulting in their death.

Dalal was from ‘Awarta, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Sami al-Dahdouh

December 24, 2017: Mohammad Sami Hashem al-Dahdouh, 18, succumbed to wounds he sustained on 08 December 2017 at a protest in Gaza, according to medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City .

Mohammad suffered a live bullet wound to the neck fired by Israeli soldiers who invaded eastern Gaza to attack the protests. He was near the border area in “Nahel Oz” area, east of al-Sheja’eyya neighbourhood, east of Gaza city. According to Ashraf al-Qidra of the Palestinian Health Ministry, “Mohammad al-Dahdouh died of his wounds on Sunday”.

Al-Sheja’eyya neighbourhood gained worldwide attention in 2014 when Israeli forces spent two nights, July 20 and 21st, dropping thousands of tons of bombs on the crowded residential neighborhood, causing hundreds of deaths, including whole families crushed under the rubble of their homes, huddled together as the bombing continued non-stop for 48 hours.

Mohammad was shot while he was participating in a protest against the U.S President Donald Trump’s Decree on December 6th to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy there.

Following the December 6th declaration, hundreds of protests sprung up in every part of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as around the world, with tens of thousands of people voicing their outrage at the Trump declaration that effectively denies Palestinians’ historic right to Jerusalem, a city they have inhabited for millennia and that is profoundly sacred to both Muslim and Christian Palestinians.

His death marks the fifteenth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces since the December 6th declaration. No Israelis have been killed or wounded in that time period. All of the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces were engaged in non-violent protests and marches challenging the U.S. decision. Mohammad was from al-Sheja’eyya neighbourhood, east of Gaza city.  Source: IMEMC

Sharif al-‘Abed Shalashel

Sharif Shalashel
Sharif Shalashel

December 23rd, 2017: Sharif al-‘Abed Shalashel, 28, died from wounds he suffered a week earlier, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Sharif suffered a serious injury after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire on December 15th, and remained in critical condition until he succumbed to his wounds.

He was injured on the same day that Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians, and wounded at least 367 others, in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

His death came less than a day after the soldiers killed two Palestinians on Friday, identified as Mohammad Nabil Moheisin, 29, from Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of the city, and Zakariya al-Kafarna, 24, from Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza.

The Health Ministry said Sharif’s death, brings the number of Palestinians, who were killed by Israeli army fire since the U.S. President made his illegal recognition of occupied Jerusalem as a unified capital of Israel, on October 6th, to fourteen Palestinians, in addition to at least 3000 Palestinians who were injured by army fire.

Sharif was from Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Nabil Moheisin

December 22nd, 2017: Mohammad Nabil Moheisin, 29, was killed, Friday by Israeli soldiers when the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

During the day in which Mohammad was killed, another young Palestinian, Zakariya al-Kayarna, 24, was also killed, in a separate protest in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. The Israeli troops injured at least 123 others, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Medics also provided treatment to dozens of Palestinians, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that 123 Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and dozens suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, in the northern and eastern parts of the besieged coastal region on this day.

It added that among the wounded were five medics, and four journalists.

In Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, the soldiers shot eight young Palestinian men, especially in the area close to Erez Terminal. The wounded were rushed to the Indonesian Hospital, suffering moderate wounds.

Furthermore, the soldiers shot 27 Palestinians in Jabalia, in northern Gaza; one of them suffered a serious injury, while most of the wounded residents suffered moderate wounds.

Ten Palestinians were also shot, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in Central Gaza; one of them suffered a serious injury, and was rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in nearby Deir al-Balah city.

In addition, the soldiers shot 22 Palestinians east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza strip, and six others in nearby Rafah, before they were all moved to Nasser Hospital and Abu Yousef an-Najjar Hospital, suffering moderate wounds.

The Palestinian Red Crescent in the Gaza Strip has reported that its medics also provided treatment to at least 100 Palestinians, including many women and children, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

Mohammad was shot by a soldier in a military tower, in Nahal Oz base, across the border fence, east of Gaza city. He was from Jabalia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Zakariya al-Kafarna

Zakariah Kafarna

December 22nd, 2017: Zakariya al-Kafarna, 24, was killed with a live round in his chest, when the army attacked protesters, east of nearby Jabalia town, and also injured several other Palestinians with live fire. According to local sources, the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

During the day in which Zakariya was killed, another young Palestinian, Mohammad Nabil Moheisin, 29, was also killed, in a separate protest near Jabaliya, in northern Gaza. The Israeli troops injured at least 123 others, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed on military towers, and in tanks across the border fence, east of Jabalia, fired dozens of live rounds at the Palestinians, wounding many, including al-Kafarna, who was shot in the chest.

Al-Kafarna was rushed to the Indonesian Hospital, in Beit Lahia, but died from his serious wounds shortly after being moved there.

Medics also provided treatment to dozens of Palestinians, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that 123 Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and dozens suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, in the northern and eastern parts of the besieged coastal region on this day.

It added that among the wounded were five medics, and four journalists.

In Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, the soldiers shot eight young Palestinian men, especially in the area close to Erez Terminal. The wounded were rushed to the Indonesian Hospital, suffering moderate wounds.

Furthermore, the soldiers shot 27 Palestinians in Jabalia, in northern Gaza; one of them suffered a serious injury, while most of the wounded residents suffered moderate wounds.

Ten Palestinians were also shot, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in Central Gaza; one of them suffered a serious injury, and was rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in nearby Deir al-Balah city.

In addition, the soldiers shot 22 Palestinians east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza strip, and six others in nearby Rafah, before they were all moved to Nasser Hospital and Abu Yousef an-Najjar Hospital, suffering moderate wounds.

The Palestinian Red Crescent in the Gaza Strip has reported that its medics also provided treatment to at least 100 Palestinians, including many women and children, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

Zakariya was shot by a soldier in a military tower, in Nahal Oz base, across the border fence, east of Gaza city. He was from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ibrahim Abu Thuraya

December 15, 2017: Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, 29, was shot by an Israeli soldier with a live round in the head, near the eastern border of Gaza city.

Ibrahim was an amputee, who lost both of his legs in 2008, when an Israeli army helicopter fired a missile at him after he removed the Israeli flag and replaced it with the Palestinian flag, on the border fence. Just before he was killed on Friday, Ibrahim had climbed a tower and placed the Palestinian flag – climbing with just his arms, since both his legs have been gone since 2008. Shortly after he climbed back down from the tower to his wheelchair, he was shot and killed.

On the day of this killing, thousands of Palestinian marched in several parts of the of the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip, especially in Palestinian lands close to the border fence, before Israeli soldiers started firing dozens of live rounds at them, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Three other Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces this day. Palestinian hospitals provided treatment to at least 367 persons in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 103 Palestinians were shot in the West Bank; two of them suffered life-threatening wounds and remain in critical conditions.

264 Palestinians were injured in the Gaza Strip; five of them suffered life-threatening wounds, 1000, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

Ibrahim was from al-Boreij refugee camp, central Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Yasser Sokkar

December 15, 2017: Yasser Sokkar, 23, was shot with live Israeli army fire, east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, in the western part of Gaza city, during a protest challenging Donald Trump’s December 13th claim that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

On the day of this killing, thousands of Palestinian marched in several parts of the of the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip, especially in Palestinian lands close to the border fence, before Israeli soldiers started firing dozens of live rounds at them, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Three other Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces this day. Palestinian hospitals provided treatment to at least 367 persons in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 103 Palestinians were shot in the West Bank; two of them suffered life-threatening wounds and remain in critical conditions.

264 Palestinians were injured in the Gaza Strip; five of them suffered life-threatening wounds, 1000, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

Yasser was from Sheja’eyya, east of Gaza City. Source: IMEMC

Bassel Mustafa Ibrahim

December 15, 2017: Bassel Mustafa Ibrahim, 29, was shot with live Israeli army fire during a protest challenging Donald Trump’s December 13th claim that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the soldiers killed Bassel Ibrahim, 29, by shooting him with a live round in the chest, during protests in his town Anata, north of occupied Jerusalem.

He suffered a serious wound, and died at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, while doctors and surgeons were trying to save his life.

On the day of this killing, thousands of Palestinian marched in several parts of the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip, especially in Palestinian lands close to the border fence, before Israeli soldiers started firing dozens of live rounds at them, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Three other Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces this day. Palestinian hospitals provided treatment to at least 367 persons in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 103 Palestinians were shot in the West Bank; two of them suffered life-threatening wounds and remain in critical conditions.

264 Palestinians were injured in the Gaza Strip; five of them suffered life-threatening wounds, 1000, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

Bassel was from Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Amin Aqel

December 15, 2017: Mohammad Amin Aqel, 19, was shot with live Israeli army fire after he approached Israeli soldiers near the northern entrance of al-Biereh, in central West Bank, and attempted to stab a soldier, mildly wounding him.

The soldiers shot Mohammad, inflicting serious wounds, before he was rushed by Palestinian Red Crescent medics to a hospital in Ramallah.

A video from the scene shows the soldiers shooting the Palestinian from a short distance with one live round, as he was trying to approach them, and then fired at least two more rounds at him after he was already injured and subdued.

On the day of this killing, thousands of Palestinian marched in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, especially in Palestinian lands close to the border fence, before Israeli soldiers started firing dozens of live rounds at them, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Three other Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces this day. Palestinian hospitals provided treatment to at least 367 persons in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 103 Palestinians were shot in the West Bank; two of them suffered life-threatening wounds and remain in critical conditions.

264 Palestinians were injured in the Gaza Strip; five of them suffered life-threatening wounds, 1000, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

Mohammad was from Beit Ola, in Hebron in southern West Bank. Source: IMEMC