Mohammad Hussein Amro

January 31st, 2021: Mohammad Hussein Amro, 35, was shot and killed when Israeli forces shot him in an alleged stabbing attempt in the southern occupied West Bank.

The incident took place near an illegal Israeli colony at the Gush Etzion junction, south of Bethlehem, and no Israeli civilians or troops were injured.

An Israeli army spokesperson claimed that the man attempted to stab a soldier, and that an investigation would be opened in an attempt to establish a motive.

The Palestinian has later been identified as Mohammad Hussein Amro, 35, from Halhoul town, north of Hebron.

He was a married father of two children and worked at the sanitary department of Halhoul City Council.

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Mohammad was from Halhoul town, north of Hebron. Source: IMEMC

Atallah Mohammad Rayan

January 26, 2021: Atallah Mohammad Rayan, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near Salfit, in the central West Bank, after the army claimed he attempted to stab a soldier.

The teen, identified as Atallah Mohammad Rayan, 17, from Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit, was shot dead by Israeli forces after he allegedly attempted to stab a soldier at Giti Avishar junction near the illegal Ariel colony.

Israel’s Haaretz quoted the army alleging that the Palestinian “arrived at Giti Avishar junction and tried to stab a squad commander and a female soldier at the junction,” before a soldier and the Palestinian “briefly wrestled after he tried to stab her a few times before the commander killed him.”

The reported incident did not lead to any injuries among the soldiers, while the army said, “it is investigating the attack.”

The Palestinian WAFA News Agency has reported that the teen was shot with several rounds, while soldiers made no attempt to provide first aid, and the child was left to bleed out until he succumbed to his wounds.

According to eyewitness testimony.

“At around 11:30 a young Palestinian man was crossing the roadblock, soldiers attacked and shot him, they hit him, he scuffled with soldiers after they fired at him, they forced him on the ground, then they hit him on his head with their guns, most likely this is what killed the young man, because they struck him on the head multiple times, they busted his head open, they shot and injured him first, then beat him to the ground and assaulted him and hit him on his head, this is what killed him.”

After killing the young man, the soldiers invaded Qarawat Bani Hassan, the hometown of the slain Palestinian, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers also stormed and ransacked the family home of the slain Palestinian, ransacked the property, and interrogated his family.

Shehab News Agency

~ PIC, Ma’an, WAFA, Haaretz, Shehab

Atallah was from Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit. Source: IMEMC

Bashar Zubeidat

January 11th, 2021: Bashar Zubeidat, 19, died Monday from wounds sustained the previous Friday, when he was shot by Israeli police with multiple live rounds.

Bashar was a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship. In response to his murder, hundreds of Palestinians with Israeli citizenship took to the streets on Tuesday to protest his death, and several other recent deaths of Palestinians at the hands of Israeli police and security forces.

On Monday, doctors at Rambam Israeli Hospital in Haifa reported that Zubeidat, from Basmat Tab’oun village, near Haifa, died from his serious wounds he suffered, on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Mossawa Advocacy Center for Rights Of Arab Citizens of Israel said it contacted the Investigation Department of the Israeli Police to obtain information about the fatal shooting, and was informed of the allegation that the slain young man was sitting in the passenger seat of a car, and that the driver tried to drive away when the police ordered him to stop. The Center also reported that, during the chase, the police fired many sporadic rounds of live fire at the car, and injured Zubeidat, before detaining two others who were in the car.

The Israeli Police claim that a car rammed a police officer who tried to stop the vehicle in Haifa, before fleeing the scene, and added that the police later located the vehicle, but the driver tried to flee before the officers opened fire again at the car. The police told reporters that they were later informed that two persons were injured and were receiving treatment at Rambam hospital.

Video of the protests that followed this police killing:

Bashar was from Basmat Tab’oun village, near Haifa. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Eyada Salahuddin

January 12th, 2021: Mohammad Eyada Salahuddin, 20, died of cancer just a few months after being released from Israeli prison, where he was diagnosed with cancer but left untreated for years.

The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee stated that Mohammad Eyada Salahuddin, 20, from Hizma town, east of the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem, has died from cancer, and added that he was diagnosed while in Israeli prisons, but the occupation authorities failed to provide him with the necessary specialized medical treatment.

It added that Israel released the young man only a few months ago, after it became clear that his condition was profoundly serious when cancer spread to several parts of his body.

The Committee also said that it fought for his release by filing many appeals with Israeli courts, before the detainee’s condition witnessed a serious deterioration, and held Israel responsible for his death.

Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the Detainees Committee, said Israel deliberately and callously denied the urgently needed specialized medical treatment to the detainee and added that Mohammad’s death was nothing short of a premeditated crime.

On its part, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) issued a statement mourning the detainee and stating that he is among a long list of detainees who because seriously ill in Israeli prisons and died shortly after their release, due to Israel’s deliberate medical neglect policies against the Palestinian political prisoners.

He added that many detainees have recently been diagnosed with cancer, and are denied specialized medical attention.

It is worth mentioning that Salahuddin was taken prisoner in April of 2019, and was sentenced to two years in prison. In July of 2020, he was officially diagnosed with cancer while in prison.

There are at least 700 detainees in Israeli prisons who suffer from various health conditions, including 270 who have serious illnesses, such and liver and kidney diseases, and twelve who have cancer.

Former political prisoner and the head of the Documentation Department of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, told the IMEMC that the death of Mohammad under these conditions is not the first, as Israel has a longstanding policy of depriving the detainees of the basic medical treatment, they need.

He added that Israel keeps committing these crimes and getting away with them, due to the absence of accountability in international courts, and called for shedding closer attention to dire and inhumane conditions the Palestinian detainees face in Israeli prisoners.

Ferwana also said that there is a significant rise of cancer cases among the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, and described what Israel is doing as organized medical crimes against them.

He called for ensuring professional and comprehensive medical checkups on all former prisoners immediately after they are freed, especially since many start showing symptoms after their release.

Mohammad was from Hizma town, east of the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

‘Aahed Abdul-Rahman Ekhlayyel

January 4th, 2021: ‘Aahed Abdul-Rahman Mahmoud Ekhlayyel, 24, was shot and killed by Israeli forces near the military base of Gush Etzion, in the southern part of the West Bank.

The Israeli soldiers claimed that Ekhlayyel had attempted to carry out a stabbing attack, but offered no evidence to support this claim.

After killing Ekhlayyel and holding his body, the Israeli military imposed a closure on the entire village of Beit Ummar, forcing all of the Palestinian residents to remain indoors, and preventing anyone from entering or leaving the village.

A squadron of Israeli soldiers then invaded the village and issued warrants for all the members of the Ekhlayyel family to come to Gush Etzion military base for interrogation.

According to a statement by the Israeli military, “(A) community security officer spotted a suspect approaching the junction. Following their suspicion, the security officer and a soldier operated to stop the suspect by firing into the air. The suspect then threw a knife, and the officer responded with live fire, neutralizing the suspect.”

Israeli forces frequently accuse Palestinians of knife attacks after killing them and have been known to plant knives on the bodies of dead Palestinians on a number of occasions.

The army closed the Gush Etzion junction to all Palestinian traffic after killing the young man.

After killing the young man, Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar, before storming his family’s home and searching it.

The soldiers also summoned his family for interrogation in the Etzion military base and security center, north of Hebron, and closed the iron gate at the main entrance of Beit Ummar, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

The army said it does not intend to transfer his corpse to his family for burial.

It is worth mentioning that, less than a month ago, Ekhlayyel opened a candy store to support his family.

‘Aahed was from Beit Ummar, near hebron in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC