Walid Sharif

May 15, 2022: Walid Sharif, 23, died from serious wounds he suffered on April 22nd after Israeli soldiers stormed the courtyard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem and assaulted hundreds of worshipers.

Walid was seriously injured when the soldiers invaded Al-Aqsa on the third Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan and assaulted hundreds of worshipers. He suffered a profoundly serious head injury near the al-Magharba Gate before the soldiers abducted and assaulted him.

The soldiers dragged the wounded Palestinian out of the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and then, they assaulted him despite his serious wounds before taking him to Hadassah Medical Center. Still, the army and the police were deployed there in the dozens and prevented the family from seeing him for several hours.

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His brother Abdul-Rahman, a medic in Al-Aqsa, said Walid suffered a skull fracture and Hemorrhage in the brain after the soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head from a very close range.

He added that his brother remained in a coma after his brain was deprived of oxygen for at least twenty minutes.

At the time, the doctors at the Hadassah Israeli Medical Center in occupied Jerusalem said there is nothing more they can do for the young man and that he is in a coma in the intensive care unit.

Although Walid was shot in the afternoon, the family could not see him until the early night hours.

During the Israeli assault on the worshipers, the army injured 152 Palestinians, including many women and children, especially after the army used drones to fire gas bombs at the worshipers in the Al-Aqsa compound.

The Israeli army also abducted and detained more than five hundred Palestinians from the courtyard of Al-Aqsa.

Walid was from Beit Hanina north of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Daoud Mohammad Zobeidi

May 15, 2022: Daoud Mohammad Zobeidi, 40, died at an Israeli medical center from gunshot wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him two days before, during an invasion of the Jenin refugee camp in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Dozens of Israeli right-wing fanatics, led by Member of Knesset Itamar Bin-Gvir, went to the Israeli medical center where Daoud had been transferred, and held a protest demanding the Israeli authorities refrain from providing Daoud any medical care “at Israels’ expense.”

Daoud was shot with a live round in the abdomen before Palestinian medics provided him with the needed first aid and rushed him to Ibn Sian hospital in Jenin.

He was later transferred to Rambam Israeli medical center in Haifa due to the seriousness of his condition, and the Israelis immediately said he was now considered to be under arrest and would be interrogated if he survived his wounds.

On Saturday, Israel officially informed the family that Daoud was in a life-threatening condition due to gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

Daoud was seriously injured Friday and was among twelve other Palestinians wounded during the Israeli refugee camp invasion, especially during protests and exchanges of fire that took place after the soldiers detonated one home.

Following his injury, his family said Daoud underwent two surgeries at Rambam hospital and then was placed in the Intensive Care Unit hooked to respiratory machines.

Doctors at the Israeli Hospital said they would know more about his condition after observing him in the ICU for 48 hours; however, he succumbed to his wounds.

Daoud, a former political prisoner, is the brother of Zakariyya Zobeidi, one of six detainees who escaped from the heavily fortified Gilboa prison last year, despite Israel’s massive security measures. The six were captured a week later.

It is worth mentioning that Daoud’s mother, and his brother Taha, were killed on April 6, 2002, by Israeli soldiers during the Israeli military offensive in the Jenin refugee camp.

Daoud was from Jenin Refugee Camp, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Shireen Abu Akleh

May 10, 2022: Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who targeted her and other journalists with sniper fire while the journalists were gathered to cover an Israeli invasion of Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. Shireen was a prominent Palestinian journalist and Al-Jazeera TV correspondent.

Later in the day, after the assassination was reported around the world, dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the home of the slain journalist in Beit Hanina, in the north of occupied Jerusalem.

The soldiers tried to intimidate the family and threatened to abduct her grieving parents and family members if anyone dared to raise a Palestinian flag at her funeral. Her family, who had gathered in the home to mourn her execution, managed to push the soldiers out of their property.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Shireen was shot with a live round in the head — while wearing her press vest and helmet — when an Israeli army sharpshooter fired one round at her.

The Ministry added that the soldiers first shot journalist Ali Sammoudi with a live round in the back, then shot Shireen in the head.

The attack targeted a group of journalists from various media agencies – clearly marked as journalists, wearing press vests and holding cameras and equipment – while they gathered in an open area in a clear line of sight from Israeli soldiers when the army committed its heinous crime.

Sammoudi, who was shot in the back, said that he, Shireen, and several other journalists gathered near a UNRWA-run school near Jenin refugee camp and were all wearing press vests and helmets when the soldiers shot him in the back and then shot Shireen with a live round in the head.

“The soldiers had a clear view of us. They knew we were journalists, yet, then deliberately targeted us with sniper fire,” Sammoudi said, “Nothing was happening there, no protests, no exchange of fire between the soldiers and the Palestinian fighters; they targeted us knowing we are all journalists – what they did was a crime and a deliberate attack.”

Al-Jazeera TV issued a statement denouncing the deliberate targeting of reporters, the assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh, and the shooting of Ali Sammoudi.

Al-Jazeera said Abu Akleh was assassinated and was not by accident and added that eyewitnesses and other journalists, including Shatha Hanaysha, who was standing next to Shireen, revealed that the army killed Shireen, and Israeli army snipers also pinned down Hanaysha and several journalists.

“We stood together in a collective way as journalists, then we started moving. We were shocked by the live ammunition fired at us, we reached an area that did not allow us to withdraw.” Hanaysha told Al-Jazeera.

“We were just facing the snipers. If they were not really willing to kill some of us, they could have started shooting before our arrival in this narrow area. I see this as a clear assassination of journalists,” she said.

“The one that killed Shireen was intended to kill her because he shot the bullet at an area of her body that was not protected,” Hanaysha also said.

The Al-Jazeera Media Network issues an official statement condemning the Israeli crime and holding the Israeli government and its occupation army responsible.

“Al Jazeera Media Network condemns this heinous crime, which intends to only prevent the media from conducting their duty. Al Jazeera holds the Israeli government and the occupation forces responsible for the killing of Shireen. It also calls on the international community to condemn and hold the Israeli occupation forces accountable for their intentional targeting and killing of Shireen.”

“The Israeli authorities are also responsible for the targeting of Al Jazeera producer Ali al-Sammoudi, who was also shot in the back while covering the same event, and is currently undergoing treatment.”

“Al Jazeera extends its sincere condolences to the family of Shireen in Palestine and to her extended family around the world, and we pledge to prosecute the perpetrators legally, no matter how hard they try to cover up their crime, and bring them to justice.”

Shireen was born in occupied Jerusalem in the year 1971; she hails from a Palestinian Christian family in Bethlehem. She lived in Jerusalem and, as a child, she studied at the Rosary Sisters School in Beit Hanina, in occupied Jerusalem.

She obtained her B.A. degree in journalism from Al-Yarmouk University in Jordan and returned to Palestine where she worked in various professions, including Palestine Radio, The UNRWA, Amman Satellite TV, Radio Monte Carlo, and in the year 1997, she started working for the Al-Jazeera News Agency.

The Palestinian Authority condemned the assassination of Shireen and the ongoing Israeli crimes against civilians, including Journalists.

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh issued a statement mourning the killing of Abu Akleh and denouncing the Israeli crime. “She was killed while exposing the horrific Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.”

Shireen was from Beit Hanina, Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Mo’tasem Mohammad Atallah

May 8, 2022: Mo’tasem Mohammad Atallah, 18, was killed by Israeli forces near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Tekoa’, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli military claimed that the young man had infiltrated the settlement land, and “was trespassing on the private property of a resident”.

After killing him, the soldiers said they found a knife in Atallah’s pocket and claimed that was their justification for killing him.

The army then issued an order to all of the illegal Israeli settlers living in the colony of Tuqu’ to stay in their homes, saying (without evidence) that they suspected a terrorist attack was underway.

Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that “a Palestinian who infiltrated the Tekoa settlement was shot, and he was neutralized”, adding that, “the residents of Tuqu’ were instructed to stay in their homes for fear of infiltration into the settlement after a suspect entered a house in the settlement and was shot.” The paper also reported that Atallah was one of four young men who had entered the settlement.

No other Palestinians were apprehended. No Israelis were injured.

The killing of Atallah came after a week of lockdown in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by the Israeli military forces which run the two Palestinian Territories under martial law.

On Sunday, following a security assessment, Israeli military officials decided to reopen the crossings which had been closed for the past week – first in preparation for Jewish holidays, then, after an attack in Elad, Israel which left three Israelis dead on Thursday. The closure remained in place for residents of the village of Rommana, in the northern West Bank, which is home to the two Palestinians suspected of carrying out the Elad attack.

Also Sunday evening, another Palestinian young man was killed by Israeli forces near Tulkarem. He was identified as Mahmoud Sami Khalil Aram, 27.

Mutassim was from Harmala village, east of Bethlehem. Source: IMEMC

 

Yahia Ali Adwan

April 30, 2022: Yahia Ali Adwan, 27, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded Azzoun, leading to protests before the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources at Darwish Nazzal Hospital in Qalqilia said Yahia was shot with a live round that went through his heart and exited from his back.

Palestinian medics tried to revive the seriously wounded young man before rushing him to the hospital, where he was officially pronounced dead.

The slain Palestinian was also a former political prisoner and has a brother who is imprisoned by Israel at the Negev Detention Camp.

The Israeli army first abducted Yahia in 2010 when he was only fifteen years of age and was imprisoned for ten months.

He was abducted again in 2013 and was released in 2016 after being imprisoned for 41 months.

He was also abducted for the third time in 2019 and was imprisoned for sixteen months, then abducted two more times in 2021.

The total number of years he spent in Israeli prisons and detention centers is seven and a half years.

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Azzoun is subject to constant Israeli invasions and violations by the Israeli soldiers who repeatedly storm and ransack homes, especially at dawn, and abduct many residents.

Yahia was from Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Mohammad Lutfi Masad

April 27, 2022: Ahmad Mohammad Lutfi Masad, 18, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers Wednesday before dawn. In addition to killing Ahmad, the soldiers injured at least three during massive invasions and exchanges of fire in Jenin, Jenin refugee camp, and Qabatia town, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The head of Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, Jani Abu Joukha, said the soldiers killed Ahmad after shooting him with a live round in the head.

The Health Ministry in Ramallah confirmed Ahmad’s death and said the soldiers also shot a child, 16, with a live round in the leg, a young man, 19, with a live round in the pelvis, and another young man, 19, with two live rounds in the arm and leg.

The Israeli army also stormed and ransacked dozens of homes, causing excessive property damage.

Palestinian resistance fighters from several armed resistance groups engaged in heavy exchanges of fire with the soldiers.

The Israeli army also deployed drones during the invasions and seems to be pushing more soldiers and armored vehicles into the Palestinian communities, especially Jenin, Jenin refugee camp, and Qabatia town.

After the soldiers killed Ahmad, hundreds of Palestinians marched in the refugee camp calling for ongoing resistance against the Israeli occupation until liberation and independence.

The Israeli army also abducted Yazan Mer’ey and Nidal Amin Hazem, and Assem Abu al-Haija, the son of detained political leader Jamal Abu al-Haija, 61, after assaulting him.

The soldiers caused excessive damage to the home of Jamal Abu al-Haija during the violent invasion and searches of the property.

The soldiers caused excessive damage to the home of Jamal Abu al-Haija during the violent invasion and searches of the property. It is worth mentioning that Jamal Abu al-Haija, a political leader of Hamas, was abducted by the army on August 26, 2002.

The soldiers also abducted former political prisoners, Yasser Abu ar-Rob, Ali Abu ar-Rob, and Ala’ Hanaisha, from their homes in Qabatia town, south of Jenin.  Hanaisha was imprisoned by Israel for ten years before being released just three months ago.

Ahmad was from Burqin town, west of Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Ibrahim Oweidat

April 26, 2022: Ahmad Ibrahim Oweidat, 20, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, southwest of Jericho city in the northeastern West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Ahmad with a live round in the head, causing life-threatening wounds.

It added that Palestinian medics rushed the young man to a governmental hospital in Jericho before he was moved to Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah, where he was immediately admitted to surgery and the Intensive Care Unit but succumbed to his serious wounds.

A second-year university student, Ahmad was shot when Israeli soldiers and undercover officers infiltrated the refugee camp, leading to protests before shooting and seriously wounded him.

The soldiers also shot three other Palestinians with live fire during the protests that took place after the army invaded the refugee camp.

Israeli soldiers and undercover units invaded Tuesday dawn, Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, south of Jericho city in the northeastern West Bank, shot three Palestinians, including Ahmad, and abducted two.

Media sources said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the refugee camp before regular army units invaded it and abducted Mohammad Abdullah Treiq and his son Hamza.

They added that the invasion led to massive protests in the refugee camp before the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Fateh movement, several factions, and civil society institutions declared a general strike, excluding the health sectors, to mourn the slain young man.

Local sources said Ahmad’s parents, performing pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia, were informed their son was killed by the soldiers and will be heading back to Palestine before his funeral procession in the evening.

Ahmad was from Aqabat Jaber refugee camp south of Jericho, in the eastern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Hanan Mahmoud Khdour

April 18, 2022: Hanan Mahmoud Khdour, 18, died from serious wounds she suffered when she was shot by Israeli soldiers who invaded a village near Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, on April 9th.

Palestinian medical sources said the young woman, Hanan Mahmoud Khdour, 18, was shot with a live round in the abdomen after the army fired many live rounds at a car she was in when the soldiers invaded Jenin city.

She was rushed to Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin and remained in critical condition until she succumbed to her wounds nine days after being shot.

She was on her way to her school in Jenin when the soldiers opened fire on the car during an invasion of the city.

Hundreds of Palestinians participated in her funeral in Jenin before her body was sent to her village, Faqqu’a, east of Jenin, for final burial.

On the day she was injured, the Israeli soldiers shot at least ten Palestinians and killed a young man Ahmad Nasser Sa’adi, 21, in the Jenin refugee camp.

Nineteen Palestinians, including three women and three children, have been killed by the Israeli army in April:

  1. April 18, 2022: Hanan Mahmoud Khdour, 18.
  2. April 15, 2022: Shawkat Kamal ‘Aabed, 17
  3. April 14, 2022: Mustafa Faisal Abu ar-Rob, 31
  4. April 14, 2022: Sha’s Fuad Kamamji, 29.
  5. April 14, 2022: Fawwaz Ahmad Hamayel, 45.
  6. April 13, 2022: Omar Mohammad Elyan, 20.
  7. April 13, 2022: Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14.
  8. April 13, 2022: Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34.
  9. April 12, 2022: Abdullah Tayseer Mousa Srour, 41.
  10. April 11, 2022: Mohammad Hussein Zakarna, 17.
  11. April 10, 2022: Mohammad Ali Ghneim, 21.
  12. April 10, 2022: Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48.
  13. April 10, 2022: Maha Kathem Zaatari, 24.
  14. April 9, 2022: Ahmad Nasser Sa’adi, 21.
  15. April 8, 2022: Ra’ad Fathi Hazem, 29.
  16. April 2, 2022: Saif Hifthy Abu Libda, 25.
  17. April 2, 2022: Khalil Mohammad Tawalba, 24.
  18. April 2, 2022: Sa’eb Tayseer Abahra, 30.
  19. April 1, 2022: Ahmad Younis al-Atrash, 29.

Hanan was from the village of Faqqu’a, east of Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Shawkat Kamal ‘Aabed

April 15, 2022: Shawkat Kamal ‘Aabed, 17, died from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier when Israeli soldiers shot him in Kafr Dan village, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Shawkat succumbed to his serious wounds at dawn, Friday, at Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin.

Dozens of Palestinians during the ongoing Israeli invasions into the Jenin governorate, some remain in critical conditions.

His death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in Jenin and Nablus, Thursday and Friday, to four after the army killed Fawwaz Ahmad Hamayel, 45, in Beita town south of Nablus, Sha’s Fuad Kamamji, 29, in Kafr Dan town, west of Jenin, and Mustafa Faisal Abu ar-Rob, 31, from Misilyah village, south of Jenin.

Shawkat was from Kafr Dan village, northwest of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Mustafa Faisal Abu ar-Rob

April 14, 2022: Mustafa Faisal Abu ar-Rob, 31, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded several parts of the Jenin governorate in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, killing two Palestinians and wounding four.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said dozens of soldiers invaded the al-Yamoun and Kafr Dan towns near Jenin, leading to protests before the soldiers shot six Palestinians with live fire and wounded many others with rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

It added that two Palestinians, Sha’s Fuad Kamaji, 29, from Kafr Dan village, northwest of Jenin, and Mustafa Faisal Abu ar-Rob, 31, from Misilyah village, south of Jenin, succumbed to their serious wounds.

Sha’s Kamamji

It is worth mentioning that Sha’s is the brother of Ayham Kamamji, one of six Palestinian detainees who escaped from the heavily fortified Gilboa’ Israeli prison in September 2021 before they were recaptured a week later.

Majd Kamamji, one of Sha’s brothers, said the soldiers detained him and his brothers Mohammad and Emad after the army failed to locate their brother Ahed when they tried to abduct him.

“We were detained for several hours at a nearby meadow and did not know that the soldiers killed our brother Sha’s until after we were released,” Majd said.

Also Thursday, Fawwaz Hamayel, 45, who the soldiers shot with an expanding bullet in the chest, a day earlier, died from his serious wounds.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Mustafa was from Misilyah village, south of Jenin, south of Jenin. Source: IMEMC