Farouq Mohammad Abu Naja

August 28, 2022: Farouq Mohammad Abu Naja, 6, died after Israeli denied his travel for medical treatment at the Hadassah Ein Karem Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned the Israeli continuous obstacles to the travel of Gaza Strip’s patients, denying them access to the Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and Israeli hospitals for receiving or resuming their medical treatment.

The PCHR added that these obstacles have aggravated the suffering of thousands of patients and resulted in the death of 4 patients; the last one was Farouq whose travel permit for treatment at Hadassah hospital in the occupied Jerusalem, was denied.

Suleiman Ahmad Abu Naja, 56, the deceased child’s grandfather, from Yabna refugee camp in Rafah, said that his grandson was denied travel for treatment at Hadassah- ‘Ein Karem Hospital as he suffers from cerebral atrophy.

Abu Naja added that his grandson received a medical referral for treatment on 12 January 2022 at Hadassah ‘Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem; the referral is funded by the Christian Aid Ministries.

He applied to have a travel permit from the Israeli occupation authorities; however, the latter replied that his request is still under study.  Thus, the child could not travel for treatment on the given appointment.

Abu Naja said that they obtained another appointment on 10 August 2022 and then re-applied for the travel permit, but the Israeli authorities kept replying that the request is “under study”. While waiting for the Israeli approval, the child’s health deteriorated until he died at the European Gaza Hospital on Wednesday evening, 24 August 2022.

According to the Health Department of the General Authority for Civil Affairs (GACA) statistics, since the beginning of this year, the Israeli authorities have obstructed the travel of 4,169 patients from the Gaza strip for treatment abroad since.  Most of these patients suffer serious diseases that lack treatment at the Strip’s hospitals.

The Israeli occupation army invokes various reasons and excuses to prevent Gaza patients from traveling for treatment; including requests under study, summoning patients for a security interview, requests denied for having a relative illegally residing in the West Bank or Israel, and the treatment available in Gaza hospitals.

These restrictions come with the deterioration of the healthcare system in the Gaza Strip triggered by the Israeli-imposed closure for 16 years, as the Gaza Strip hospitals suffer from acute shortage of essential drugs and medical devices and insufficient number of specialized health professionals; rendering the hospitals unable to treat many serious diseases and so raising the number of patients referred for treatment abroad during the past years.

In light of the above, PCHR calls on the international community, including the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, and the UN bodies and international organizations to exert pressure on the occupation to assume their legal responsibilities towards the residents of the Gaza Strip, including patients, and to ensure an appropriate and safe mechanism is provided for their travel.

PCHR calls on the international community to pressure Israel to lift the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip in line with Security Council Resolution No. 1860, and to import the medical supplies used in radiotherapy, chemical drugs and periodic examinations for cancer patients that are not available in Gaza hospitals.

Farouq was from Yabna refugee camp in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR):

Mohammad Marzouq Arayshy

IbrahimAugust 23, 2022: Mohammad Marzouq Arayshy, 25, died of wounds sustained when he was shot and seriously injured two weeks earlier in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The funeral procession started in front of Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, before the Palestinians marched to Nablus’s Old City to his home, before heading to the Shuhada graveyard.

It is worth mentioning that Mohammad was seriously injured on August 9th, 2022, when the Israeli army initiated a massive offensive into Nablus, killing three Palestinians and wounding at least 40.

In addition, the Israeli army fired many live rounds at Palestinian ambulances, prevented many medics from entering the areas it was invading, and later published a propaganda picture claiming the ambulance “was being used to shelter those throwing stones at the soldiers.”

However, a video from the scene shows the medics and a few Palestinians trying to get the seriously wounded young man into the ambulance so that it can speed up to the hospital.

Due to ongoing protests, the medics loaded the seriously wounded Palestinian as fast as possible, and the soldiers were still firing at the protesters.

Mohammad was from Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Salah Tawfiq Sawafta

August 19, 2022: Salah Tawfiq Sawafta, 58, was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers and killed as he was leaving the mosque after morning prayers in Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank.

Salah was rushed to a local hospital and was admitted to surgery but succumbed to his serious wounds, especially since the soldiers shot him with a live round in the head.

Medical sources said the soldiers had invaded Tubas and were in the midst of attacking protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, when Salah exited the mosque following dawn prayers. The soldiers fired live ammunition at his head, causing a critical head wound.

Palestinian medics provided the urgently needed treatment to the injured man before rushing him to a hospital due to the seriousness of his concision.

Local sources said the family was preparing to celebrate his daughter’s wedding scheduled to be held on August 26th.

According to field investigations and an eyewitness’s statement to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)’s fieldworker, at approximately 05:45 on Friday, 19 August 2022, Israeli forces moved into Tubas city, where Israeli snipers topped the roof of the 4-storey public prosecution building that is located on the left side of the city’s main street.

Afterwards, Israeli forces cordoned off a house located next to the family house of Akram Hakam Jum’a al-Kharraz (20), a student at the American University in Jenin, while Palestinian worshipers were leaving the Old Mosque in al-Kharraz neighborhood in central Tubas, amidst IOF’s sporadic shooting.

At that moment, Salah Tawfiq Mohammed Sawafta (58), who was wearing a traditional jalabiya, rushed out of an alley into the main street and then headed to al-Sarraj bakery in the area, which is about 150 meters away from the building, where IOF are stationed.

Before Sawafta’s arrival at the bakery, an Israeli sniper stationed onto the roof of the public prosecution’s building opened fire at him and wounded him with a live bullet in the right side of his forehead. As a result, Sawafta fell on his left side.

Afterwards, a Palestinian ambulance arrived and took him to Tubas Turkish Hospital that referred him to Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus due to his serious condition.

At approximately 11:20, medical sources announced Sawafta’s death, succumbing to his serious wound. Before their withdrawal, Isreali forces raided and searched Akran Kharraz’s house and arrested him.

A footage captured by a surveillance camera fixed in the area showed Sawafta walked alone on the side of the road and rushed to take cover inside the bakery, as gunshots could be heard, before falling to the ground at the bakery entrance.

PCHR’s investigations affirm that there were no events or movements in the alley, from which Sawafta exited, and in the area, where he was wounded. This means that IOF’s shooting at Sawafta was without justification, although the soldiers stationed in the building were in plain sight.

PCHR reiterates its call upon the international community to take immediate action to end Israeli occupation’s crimes and double standards when it comes to international law.

The soldiers also shot a young man with a live round in the thigh during protests that took place after the army invaded Tammoun town, south of Tubas.

The soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes in Tubas, and in Tammoun town before abducting five Palestinians.

Kamal Bani Odah, the head of the Tubas office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), said the soldiers abducted Ma’moun Na’im Abu Odah, Mustafa Bani Odah, in addition to Moath and his brother Ayed Farhan Bani Odah, from Tammoun, and a college student Akaram Hakam al-Kharraz from his home on Tubas.

Salah was from Tubas, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Wasim Nasser Abu Khalifa

WasimAugust 18, 2022: Wasim Nasser Abu Khalifa, 18, was shot and killed by Israeli forces who were invading the Balata refugee camp, which was Wasim’s home. The soldiers also injured at least 36 others, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ahmad Jibril, the spokesperson of the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers killed Wasim Nasser Abu Khalifa, 18, from Balata refugee camp, after shooting him with two live rounds in the upper chest, including one to the heart. The medics rushed Wasim to the Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, but he succumbed to his serious wounds despite all efforts to save his life.

Jibril added that the soldiers also shot three young men with live rounds  in the chest, neck area and the abdomen, causing life-threatening wounds, in addition to one who was shot with a high-velocity gas bomb to the chest, and were all rushed to local hospitals, and 27 who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation who received treatment by PRCS medics.

Most of the Palestinians who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation are children, including infants, who were injured while in their homes due to the intensity of the Israeli fire.

The Israeli invasions targeted many areas in Nablus, including the main invasion into Joseph’s Tomb area, Amman Street, Balata refugee camp and many surrounding communities.

Palestinian resistance fighters also exchanged fire with the soldiers invading the Joseph Tomb area, Amman Street, in addition to Askar and Balata refugee camp.

Ibrahim Milhem, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Government, denounced the killing of the Palestinian teen in Nablus, and the ongoing crimes against the Palestinian people across occupied Palestine, and denounced the international silence and complicity, and those who justify the Israeli crimes.

Media sources said dozens of soldiers in many armored vehicles and troop carriers accompanied several buses transporting illegal colonizers into Joseph’s Tomb area in the eastern part of the city, leading to protests.

They added that the army fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs, causing dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The invasions and protests mainly took place in the Amman Street area near Askar and Balata refugee camps.

It is worth mentioning that the army frequently invades the eastern area of Nablus to accompany the colonists into the historic site, an issue that leads to protests, in addition to the ongoing invasions of homes and the abduction of many Palestinians.

Joseph the patriarch is revered by Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Samaritans alike, however, the Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages, despite the site being in Area A where the PA has full control and prohibits Muslims from worshiping at the site.

Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews regularly try to visit the shrine without approval, as many Jews believe the tomb to be the final resting place of the biblical figure in the Old Testament.

Palestinians believe that Joseph’s Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure.

The Palestinian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the killing of the young man and said the attack was “part of Israel’s ongoing crimes and field executions carried out against the Palestinian people, under direct orders from its military and the political leaderships.”

It called on the United Nations to act and provide the Palestinian people with urgently needed international protection and vowed to submit another complaint to the International Criminal Court.

The Ministry called on the International Community to end its idleness and silence and to act to hold Israel accountable for its ongoing illegal occupation and its escalating crimes.

Wasim was from Balata refugee camp in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Ibrahim Shaham

August 15, 2022: Mohammad Ibrahim Shaham, 21, was killed by undercover Israeli soldiers in his home in Kafr Aqab neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

His father said a soldier shot Mohammad, who was born in the nearby Qalandia refugee camp, with a live round to the head from point-blank range the moment he opened the door for the soldiers invading his home.

The soldiers also fired many live rounds in the property before ransacking it, and red several live rounds in the property causing excessive damage.

|Update: Late at night, September 29, 2022, the soldiers transferred Mohammad’s corpse to his family|

The father added that the soldiers left Shaham bleeding for about 40 minutes before they took his corpse and withdrew from the town.

The father stated that the invasion into the property took place around 3:30 at dawn, before one of the soldiers put the pistol against Mohammad’s forehead and shot him.

“This is an assassination in cold blood, just like they did in Jenin, and what they are doing across occupied Palestine,” the father added, “The soldiers didn’t ask for our names, ID cards or ask any questions, they just stormed the property and assassinated by son. Just five months ago, exactly on March 15, the soldiers killed his cousin.”

His cousin’s name is Ala’ Mohammad Shaham, 22, he shot also shot in the head in the Qalandia refugee camp, where the soldiers also shot and injured six other young men with live rounds, who were all transferred to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.

The family denied the Israeli military allegations that claimed the Palestinian attempted to stab the soldiers, adding that the Israeli reports are just meant to justify killing him with a cause or justification.

Protests occurred after the soldiers and undercover officers invaded the town, before the soldiers shot at least six young men with live rounds in their legs and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation and abducting several Palestinians.

Protests occurred after the soldiers and undercover officers invaded the refugee camp, before the soldiers shot at least six young men with live rounds in their legs and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation and abducting several Palestinians.

Mohammad, born in Qalandia refugee camp, was from Kafr Aqab neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Layan Musleh Sha’er

August 11, 2022: Layan Musleh Sha’er, 10, died from serious wounds she suffered during Israel’s recent onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

The al-Makassed Hospital in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank, said the child was admitted after being transferred from Gaza, suffering a shrapnel wound to the head, causing significant damage to her brain.

Layan was clinically dead upon arrival and remained hooked to a respiratory machine after the surgeons tried to save her life until she succumbed to her serious wounds.

She was a school student and a member of a Palestinian folklore dance team (Dabke); the last time the slain child and her Dabke team performed was last month at the Nuwwar Education Center in Gaza.

Her death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells during the three-day offensive (August 5, 6, and 7) on Gaza to 48, including one elder, three women, and sixteen children. The number of wounded Palestinians is 360, including 19 elders, 58 women, and 151 children.

On Tuesday, August 8, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said Ibrahim Shehda Abu Salah, 41, died from serious wounds he suffered last Saturday, during the Israeli bombardment of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

On Monday, the Health Ministry confirmed that a child died from serious wounds she suffered on August 6th, after the Israeli army bombarded the Um an-Nasr village in Beit Hanoun.

It said the child, Hanin Abu Qayda, 10, was seriously injured when the Israeli army fired missiles at a civilian car, killing her grandmother, Na’ama Mohammad Abu Qayda, 62, and wounding seven family members.

Their deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells during the three-day offensive on Gaza (Friday-Saturday-Sunday – August 5, 6 and 7) to 47 Palestinians, including one elder, three women, and fifteen children. The number of wounded Palestinians is 360, including 19 elders, 58 women, and 151 children.

The Palestinian Housing Ministry in Gaza said the Israeli bombing of residential towers and homes in Gaza has led to the destruction of 18 units, in addition to partially damaging 71 units and rendering them unsafe, and 1675 units that sustained partial damage but remained structurally sound.

In the West Bank, medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child, Mo’men Yassin Jaber, 16, with an expanding bullet and seriously injured another Palestinian, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, Ibrahim Nabulsi, 30, Islam Sbouh, 22, and Hussein Jamal Taha, 16, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Layan was from Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Hussein Jamal Taha

August 09, 2022: Hussein Jamal Taha, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers who initiated a massive offensive into Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Hussein was among three Palestinians killed by the Israeli soldiers, while at least 40 Palestinians were injured, including four who suffered serious wounds.

The three Palestinians killed in the Israeli attack on Nablus on August 9th are Islam Sbouh, 22, Ibrahim Nabulsi, 30, and Hussein Jamal Taha, 16.

The Al-Aqsa Brigades of the Fateh movement said Nabulsi and Sbouh were among its senior fighters, adding that Israel has been trying to kill them for a while.

Israel accuses Nabulsi of being behind dozens of shooting attacks along with many other senior resistance fighters, against its forces invading Nablus and surrounding communities.

On February 8, the army killed Ashraf Mohammad Mobaslat, 21, Mohammad Raed Dakheel, 22, and Adham Jamal Mabrouka, 26, from the al-Makhfiyya neighborhood in Nablus, after exchanging fire with him, including Ibrahim who managed to escape unharmed. 

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said hundreds of soldiers in many armored vehicles and jeeps invaded the Eastern neighborhood and the Old City.

He added that dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion before the army started firing a barrage of live rounds, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

The soldiers fired shells at a home they surrounded in the Old City of Nablus, leading to extensive exchanges of fire, before killing the three Palestinians, and wounding many others, including one in a very critical condition

Many Palestinian resistance fighters also exchanged fire with the invading soldiers in the Old City and several parts of the city.

Hussin Taha

Jibril said the soldiers shot at least forty Palestinians, including four who suffered critical injuries and added that the army also fired live rounds at Palestinian ambulances and prevented many medics from entering the areas it was invading.

He also said that the medics tried to reach a woman the soldiers shot, but the army prevented them from reaching her.

The Health Ministry said that two wounded Palestinians, including four in serious condition, were rushed to the Arab Specialty Hospital, and two, including one who was critically injured, were moved to the Najah Hospital.

Mosques in the city were using loudspeakers calling on the Palestinians who could reach hospitals to head there and donate blood due to the large numbers of wounded residents.

The soldiers imposed tight sieges on several neighborhoods, especially al-Habala, Faqqous and Sheikh Mosallam, closed many streets, mainly Faisal and Hittin, and broke into many buildings before stationing their sharpshooters, who fired many live rounds at the Palestinians.

A local Radio station, Shabab FM, announced that it had to stop its broadcast after the soldiers targeted it with many live rounds in the Old City of Nablus.

Hussein was from Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

 

 

 

Islam Sbouh

August 09, 2022: Islam Sbouh, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers who initiated a massive offensive into Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Islam was among three Palestinians killed by the Israeli soldiers, while at least 40 Palestinians, including four who suffered serious wounds.

The three Palestinians killed in the Israeli attack on Nablus on August 9th are Islam Sbouh, 22, Ibrahim Nabulsi, 30, and Hussein Jamal Taha, 16.

The Al-Aqsa Brigades of the Fateh movement said Nabulsi and Sbouh were among its senior fighters, adding that Israel has been trying to kill them for a while.

Israel accuses Nabulsi of being behind dozens of shooting attacks along with many other senior resistance fighters, against its forces invading Nablus and surrounding communities.

On February 8, the army killed Ashraf Mohammad Mobaslat, 21, Mohammad Raed Dakheel, 22, and Adham Jamal Mabrouka, 26, from the al-Makhfiyya neighborhood in Nablus, after exchanging fire with him, including Ibrahim who managed to escape unharmed. 

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said hundreds of soldiers in many armored vehicles and jeeps invaded the Eastern neighborhood and the Old City.

He added that dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion before the army started firing a barrage of live rounds, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

The soldiers fired shells at a home they surrounded in the Old City of Nablus, leading to extensive exchanges of fire, before killing the three Palestinians, and wounding many others, including one in a very critical condition

Many Palestinian resistance fighters also exchanged fire with the invading soldiers in the Old City and several parts of the city.

Hussin Taha

Jibril said the soldiers shot at least forty Palestinians, including four who suffered critical injuries and added that the army also fired live rounds at Palestinian ambulances and prevented many medics from entering the areas it was invading.

He also said that the medics tried to reach a woman the soldiers shot, but the army prevented them from reaching her.

The Health Ministry said that two wounded Palestinians, including four in serious condition, were rushed to the Arab Specialty Hospital, and two, including one who was critically injured, were moved to the Najah Hospital.

Mosques in the city were using loudspeakers calling on the Palestinians who could reach hospitals to head there and donate blood due to the large numbers of wounded residents.

The soldiers imposed tight sieges on several neighborhoods, especially al-Habala, Faqqous and Sheikh Mosallam, closed many streets, mainly Faisal and Hittin, and broke into many buildings before stationing their sharpshooters, who fired many live rounds at the Palestinians.

A local Radio station, Shabab FM, announced that it had to stop its broadcast after the soldiers targeted it with many live rounds in the Old City of Nablus.

Islam was from Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

 

 

 

Ibrahim Shehda Abu Salah

August 09, 2022: Ibrahim Shehda Abu Salah, 41, died from serious wounds he suffered several days earlier, during the Israeli bombardment of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Ibrahim was seriously injured when the army fired missiles and shells at homes and buildings in Beit Hanoun, killing many Palestinians and wounding dozens.

He was seriously injured Saturday, the second day of the three-day Israeli onslaught on the Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza Strip.

On Monday, the Health Ministry confirmed that a child died from serious wounds she suffered on August 6th, after the Israeli army bombarded the Um an-Nasr village in Beit Hanoun.

The Health Ministry said the child, Hanin Abu Qayda, 10, was seriously injured when the Israeli army fired missiles at a civilian car, killing her grandmother, Na’ama Mohammad Abu Qayda, 62, and wounding seven family members.

Their deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells during the three-day offensive on Gaza (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) to 47 Palestinians, including one elder, three women, and fifteen children. The number of wounded Palestinians is 360, including 19 elders, 58 women, and 151 children.

The Palestinian Housing Ministry in Gaza said the Israeli bombing of residential towers and homes in Gaza has led to the destruction of 18 units, in addition to partially damaging 71 units and rendering them unsafe, and 1675 units that sustained partial damage but remained structurally sound.

In the West Bank, medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child, Mo’men Yassin Jaber, 16, with an expanding bullet and seriously injured another Palestinian, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Also, Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, Ibrahim Nabulsi, 30, Islam Sbouh, 22, and Hussein Jamal Taha, 16, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ibrahim was from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mo’men Yassin Jaber

August 09, 2022: Mo’men Yassin Jaber, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also seriously injured another Palestinian, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot Mo’men with an expanding bullet in the heart, instantly killing him and causing serious damage to his organs.

The child was shot during protests that took place in the Shuhada Street area, in the center of Hebron city.

Video – Quds News

The soldiers also shot a Palestinian with live fire in the main artery in his leg before he was rushed to surgery. The wounded Palestinian remains in serious condition at the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Hebron.

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in Mo’men’s funeral procession after wrapping his body with the Palestinian flags and headed towards the Shuhada Graveyard in the Sheikh neighborhood in Hebron.


Video – WAFA News

Also, the soldiers killed three Palestinians, Ibrahim Nabulsi, 30, Islam Sbouh, 22, and Hussein Jamal Taha, 16, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Hanin Abu Qayda

On Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza confirmed that a child, Hanin Abu Qayda, 10, died from serious wounds she suffered on August 6th, after the Israeli army bombarded the Um an-Nasr village in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

A day ealier, a Palestinian traffic police officer, Mahmoud Ahmad Daoud, 21, died from serious wounds at a hospital in Gaza city.

Mo’men was from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC