Seham Nimir

March 29, 2017: Seham Rateb Nimir, 49, was killed by Israeli soldiers in east Jerusalem after allegedly attacking soldiers with scissors. Palestinians who saw the shooting said that she wasn’t carrying any weapons, did not attempt to attack the soldiers, and that an argument had erupted between her and the soldiers baefore one of them shot her with his pistol, and another shot her with his rifle. The soldiers subsequently abducted one of her daughters and took her to an unknown destination. Seham bled to death as her body was left on the ground and soldiers prevented people from approaching her (see video).

Seham was the mother on Mustafa Nimir, who was killed by the Israeli soldiers on September 5, 2016 after the soldiers claimed he attempted to ram them with his car. The army later changed their stance on the incident, saying, “his cousin was recklessly driving the car, leading to the fatal shooting.”

Israel held her corpse at a morgue until releasing it to her family on April 26, 2017, and was buried at a cemetery in Shu’fat refugee camp, next to her son, Mustafa. Seham was from Shu’fat refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Hattab

March 23, 2017: Mohammad Mahmoud Hattab, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers who were stationed on a military tower surrounding Beit El settlement near the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in the West Bank.

The soldiers fired several live rounds at a Palestinian car, reportedly after Mohammad and three others in the car threw Molotov cocktails at the military tower.

Mohammad was instantly killed by gunshot wounds to his chest and shoulder. The three other teenagers suffered life-threatening wounds after being shot in the upper-body, including one who was shot in the head.

A witness told Defence for Children International (DCI) that the soldiers opened fire on the car after it stalled near the settlement of Beit El, and added that the 17-year-old driver was shot at after he stepped out of the vehicle, then he reentered the car and tried to start it, but it didn’t start, then the soldiers approached the car and opened fire on the four children.

On April 10, 2017 one of his wounded friends, identified as Jassem Nakhla, 17, died from his serious wounds, while their two friends remain in comas after being shot in the upper body. Mohammad was from the al-Jalazoun refugee camp. Source: IMEMC

Yousef Abu ‘Athra

March 22, 2017: Yousef Sha’ban Abu ‘Athra, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired shells and live rounds into Palestinian lands in Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Two other Palestinians suffered moderate-to-severe injuries from the attack. The Israeli army claimed it opened fire on Palestinians who aroused suspicion by heading towards the border fence. Following the attack, Israeli tanks carried out a limited invasion into Palestinian lands, close to the fence. In a press release, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) said several civilians intended to sneak into Israel for work when the army fired artillery shells, one striking the child to the upper part of his body. Yousef was from Rafah. Source: IMEMC

Morad Abu Ghazi

March 17, 2017: Morad Yousef Abu Ghazi, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers who shot him with a live round in his chest in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp in the southern part of the West Bank. The soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and alleged that Morad and other Palestinians, were trying to throw Molotov cocktails at army vehicles. He died from his wounds while being moved to the al-Ahli hospital in Hebron. Another Palestinian was also shot in the chest, and suffered a moderate-to-severe injury. Morad was from al-‘Arroub refugee camp. Source: IMEMC

Ibrahim Matar

March 13, 2017: Ibrahim Mahmoud Matar, 25, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem’s Old City after the army alleged he attacked and stabbed two officers, causing moderate injuries. The soldiers then shot him dead. The army later invaded homes belonging to his family, in Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem, and arrested his parents and his uncle, leading to clashes between the soldiers and local youngsters. Ibrahim was from Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Bassel al-A’raj

March 6, 2017: Bassel al-A’raj, 31, was killed by Israeli soldiers in al-Biereh town in the central West Bank district of Ramallah after the soldiers surrounded a home and exchanged fire with him for more than two hours.

Locals said the Palestinian ran out of ammunition before the soldiers stormed the property, killed him, and dragged him from his feet for a distance, leaving a blood trail. They then took his corpse to an unknown destination.

The invasion led to clashes between the soldiers and many local youngsters, who hurled stones on the military vehicles, while the army fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs. Two Palestinians were wounded. Bassel was from al-Walaja, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Bassel was a pharmacist who graduated from an Egyptian university and worked in this profession near Jerusalem.

He was a historian and a writer who documented the ongoing Palestinian revolutions, starting in the 1930’s against the British occupation, and worked with various youth groups introducing them to the history of Palestine, including through trips to historic sites. Source: IMEMC

Sa’ad Qaisiyya

March 1, 2017: Sa’ad Mahmoud Ali Qaisiyya, 25, was killed by an Israeli colonizer in the Mor Farm outpost near Taneh Omarim Israeli settlement in Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank.

The Israeli army claimed the young man attacked the colonizer and stabbed him, causing minor wounds.

It added that “the Palestinian entered the farm before the settler heard noises behind his property, and saw a man carrying two knives, then he ran towards his home to grab his weapon, while the Palestinian chased him, and stabbed him in his home, then the wounded settler shot him.”

Israeli medics rushed to the scene and provided the Israeli settler with treatment for his minor wounds.

Palestinian sources said Sa’adi bled to death without receiving any medical treatment.

Sa’adi was from ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron. Source: IMEMC