Issa Hani Talqat

IssaNovember 30, 2022: Issa Hani Talqat, 13, On Wednesday, a Palestinian child from the Negev died during surgery at the Israeli Soroka Medical Center a month after an Israeli police officer shot him with live fire in Arara town in the Negev, during celebrations after the Knesset election.

Issa Hani Talqat, 13, suffered serious wounds when an Israeli police officer shot him on November 1st, 2022, after exit polls were published, and United Arab List (Ra’am) only won five Knesset seats.

The Israeli police claimed that the officers fired at a car “driving wildly” and “believed that the life of an officer was endangered.”

Eyewitnesses said the child was walking on the sidewalk and not in the car when the officers opened fire and shot him in the neck.

The Times Of Israel said the child’s condition initially improved but had several scheduled difficult surgeries and died just minutes after the surgeons started surgery to install a feeding tube in his body.

It added that the officer who injured the child was questioned by the “Internal Investigations Department,” which is part of the “Justice Ministry” that investigates police wrongdoing in Israel, and the officer claimed he “suspected one of the drivers tried to run him over.”

Locals in the Arab town said the police had no reason to open fire and that the child had no connection with the alleged wild driver, adding that several police officers tried to stop one of the speeding cars and fired at it when the driver did not stop.

The child’s uncle, Riyad, said his slain nephew child was walking on the side of the road heading home when he was shot and seriously injured and added that Issa was recovering and even started walking while attached to a medical device, but then he suffered complications and died during surgery.

Riyad stated that the investigation could reveal whether the child died of medical negligence or other causes, adding that “no matter what eventually led to his death, the police should not have opened fire, and they are responsible for his death.”

Issa was from Arara, in the Negev in southern Israel. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Amjad Shehada

November 23, 2022: Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers with a live round in the heart during an Israeli invasion of Nablus. In addition to killing Ahmad, the soldiers wounded 32 Palestinians, one seriously, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation. The Israeli military attacks were directed toward Palestinian protesters who were challenging an invasion by Israeli paramilitary settlers accompanied by soldiers into Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed a child, Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16, after shooting him with a live round in the heart.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers also shot ten Palestinians with live fire, including one who suffered a serious gunshot injury to the abdomen.

Jibril added that the soldiers shot twenty-two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, three with shrapnel from live rounds, and seventy-five who suffered the severe effects of tear gas inhalation. In addition, one Palestinian was struck with a concussion grenade in the head.

The soldiers also fired several live rounds at a PRCS ambulance while trying to reach wounded Palestinians.

The invasion was carried out by dozens of military vehicles, including at least one armored bulldozer, and targeted the eastern area of Nablus to allow illegal colonizers to tour Joseph Tomb, leading to massive protests, before the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed 200 Palestinians, including 57 children, since the beginning of this year and added that 52 of the slain Palestinians are from the Gaza Strip. During that same time period, 27 Israelis have been killed by 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.

Ahmad was from Nablus. Source: IMEMC

Mahmoud al-Sa’di

November 21, 2022: Mahmoud al-Sa’di, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli forces during a military incursion into al-Hadaf neighborhood adjacent to the Jenin refugee camp.  The soldiers also injured 4 civilians during the incursion, and cordoned off a residential house, abducting the inhabitant of the house.

According to eyewitness accounts, Mahmoud was on his way to school and was not involved in any protests or stone-throwing at the invading Israeli army.

Mahmoud was a youth educator at the Jenin Freedom Theatre, where he offered classes in self-expression and drama for children and youth. In a statement, the Jenin Freedom Theatre said, “Mahmoud was part of the Freedom Theatre family. A skilled and passionate trainer for the Child & Youth Program, he brought his unique character to this work, bringing hope and a new way of seeing the world to young people. Mahmoud had a promising future ahead of him, and we were excited to see where his career in theatre would lead him. We are in shock at his murder, in a situation that is all too familiar. As another family from Jenin refugee camp buries their child, we are left to ask again, when will these crimes end?”

According to an investigation by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at around 07:30 on Monday, 21 November 2022, an Israeli special force from “Yamam Unit” sneaked into al-Hadaf neighborhood adjacent to Jenin refugee camp, western Jenin, and cordoned off a house belonging to Rateb Raed Rateb Bali (22).

Moments later, Israeli foot soldiers, backed by military vehicles and a drone, moved into and besieged the neighborhood as well as tightening the siege on the area surrounding the house.

They started heavily shooting at the cordoned house and then fired an Energa grenade at the roof of the 2-story house, forcing Rateb Bali to surrender to the Israeli military.  During the house siege that continued till 09:10, Palestinians gathered and threw stones at the Israeli military vehicles in the neighborhood while Israeli forces opened fire at them.

As a result, 5 Palestinians were injured, including Mahmoud ‘Abdel Jalil Hadi al-Sa’di (17), from Jenin refugee camp, who was injured with a bullet in his abdomen near al-Kina intersection near al-Hadaf neighborhood when he was on his way to his school (Farahat Hashad High School for Boys.)

Al-‘Sa’di was taken, along with the others who were injured, to Bin Sinai Private Hospital in Jenin and Dr. Khalil Soliman Governmental Hospital.  At around 10:00, the medical staff at Bin Sinai Hospital announced the death of Mahmoud al-Sa’di after succumbing to his injury.

PCHR’s investigations emphasize that Israeli shooting was unjustified as there was no imminent threat or danger posed to the soldiers’ lives; a pattern that has repeated itself consistently for the past weeks.

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 and urges the ICC Prosecutor to act seriously with regard to the situation in Palestine.

PCHR also demands the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention fulfill their obligations as per Common Article 1 of the Convention, “undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances,” and their obligations under Article 146 of the same Conventions, i.e., to hold accountable persons accused of committing grave breaches of the Convention.

Mahmoud was from Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Folla Rasmi Masalma

November 14, 2022: Folla Rasmi Abdul-Aziz Masalma, 15, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired a barrage of bullets into a car in which Folla was a passenger, killing her and severely wounding the driver of the vehicle.

Folla would have turned 16 on the day after she was killed, and had been preparing for her birthday party. She was in the passenger seat of a car that was driving along a road in the Palestinian town of Betunia when they saw a bunch of Israeli soldiers crouched behind military vehicles up ahead of them. The driver tried to turn around, to back up and go another way, but the Israeli soldiers began firing from two different locations.

An eyewitnesses said that the soldiers fired at the car in three separate barrages of bullets in a short time. In addition to shooting Folla in the head, the driver was also shot and wounded, but he managed to get out of the car heavily bleeding and raising his hands in the air.

The soldiers then approached the vehicle and, according to eyewitnesses, roughly pulled the heavily bleeding child from the car and dropped her on the ground. They then tore off her clothes and appeared to do a few chest compressions, then dragged her to one of the army jeeps. That jeep was full of soldiers, so they carried her roughly to a second jeep – all while she was bleeding heavily from the head wound their gunshots had caused. They then put her in a third military jeep, on the floor of the jeep, by the feet of the soldiers in that jeep.

According to an eyewitness, the driver “was bleeding apparently from his hand, before he stepped out of his car with his hands up in the air. The soldiers took him to one of their jeeps. The girl was then taken out of the car and placed on the ground. She has bleeding when the soldiers carried her but dropped her on the ground, then carried her again, and took her to one of the jeeps that was at a distance.”

“But the jeep they took her to already had the wounded young man who was detained by them, so they placed her on the ground, and then took her to another jeep that had no space, before moving her to another jeep where they placed her on its floor and drove away…. she was bleeding… I don’t think there was any more blood in her body by then…”

“The soldiers then bought Shawarma and were driving away to eat it, this is how coldblooded their murder is!”, he concluded, “The blood was everywhere, even on their shawarma they were eating…”

An eyewitness, Bakr Armoush, 30, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the attack occurred approximately at four at dawn when a military force was deployed in the area after invading it 30 minutes earlier to abduct two young men in the Schools’ Area.

He added that the car transporting the slain woman was driving slowly, and when the driver saw the soldiers approximately 200 meters away, he tried to back away before more Israeli soldiers, who were hiding in the dark, started firing at the car, which came to a complete stop.

Later on, Palestinian medics managed to regain custody of Fulla’s body, and brought the child’s corpse to the Ramallah governmental hospital, then transferred her to the Doura governmental hospital near Hebron, in preparation for funeral ceremony.

On Monday evening, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, at dawn, a teenage girl in Betunia town after shooting her with a live round in the head and added that the name Israeli military had published the incorrect name – misidentifying the child they had killed. The Palestinian Health Ministry was able to find out the actual name of the child and correct the mistake that was issued by the Israeli military.

Her family is originally from Beit Awwa town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, but lives in Al-Biereh city near Ramallah.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers took the body of the slain girl and initially provided the Palestinian Civil Affairs Committee with a name of another woman who apparently had nothing to do with the incident.

Media sources said the soldiers shot Anas Hassouna, 26, before abducting him, and also abducted two Palestinians from their homes, Akram Silmi and Tareq Al-Emwasi.

According to the army, the soldiers were operating in the town and “signaled the driver to stop, but he accelerated before they opened fire,” wounding Anas, the driver, and killing the young woman in the same car, and added that it is reviewing the incident.

The army said it invaded Anata to arrest three “wanted” Palestinians from the town and one from nearby Betunia.

A surveillance video from the scene debunks the Israeli allegations and shows soldiers barricaded behind parked cars, opening fire at the car after the driver stepped on the brakes when he saw the army, and the car came to a complete halt.

The head of the Palestinian National Council, Rawhi Fattouh, denounced the Israeli crime in Betunia and said the soldiers, encouraged by incitement and racism from the Israeli political leadership, are ongoing with their crimes against the Palestinian people, knowing well there will be no accountability.

Folla was originally from Beit Awwa town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, but lived in Al-Biereh city near Ramallah in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mahdi Hashash

November 9, 2022: Mahdi Mohammad Hamdallah Hashash, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers, who also injured at least sixty east of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said many army jeeps and vehicles accompanied dozens of colonizers into “Joseph’s Tomb” east of the city, blockaded roads, and isolated many areas.

They added that dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Palestine TV said the soldiers shot Mahdi Mohammad Hamdallah Hashash, 17, from the Balata refugee camp, with a live round in the chest.

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot the Palestinian after he “threw explosives at the soldiers”, adding that the explosive did not cause injuries.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said its medics rushed Mohammad to a hospital in the city and provided treatment to three young men who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and fifty-seven who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh movement, said Mahdi was one of its members.

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

Mohammad Samer Khallouf

November 3, 2022: Mohammad Samer Khallouf, 14, from Burqin town, west of Jenin, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live fire in Jenin refugee camp at children who were protesting the ilitary invasion by shouting and throwing stones at the invading military vehicles.

Mohammad was shot when dozens of Israeli army vehicles invaded Jenin and Jenin refugee camp and surrounded a shop, leading to protests, before the army fired a barrage of live fire.

On the same day, Farouq Jamil Hasan Salama, 28, was shot by undercover Israeli soldiers in the head, chest, and abdomen, killing him.

Farouq was one of two Palestinians, including a child, killed on November 3rd by Israeli soldiers in Jenin and Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. In addition, Israeli troops injured at least four others

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that undercover Israeli soldiers shot Farouq Jamil Hasan Salama, 28. He was rushed to Jenin governmental hospital but succumbed to his profoundly serious wounds.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said Farouq was engaged, and his wedding was scheduled to be held Saturday.

The Israeli army said it invaded the Jenin refugee camp to arrest Farouq, a member of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, before exchanging fire with him and other Palestinian fighters.

Israeli National News said the invasion was carried out by a member of Border Police’s “undercover Arab unit”, operating with Israeli soldiers and the Israel Security Agency – Shabak.

The Israeli army was also trying to abduct another Palestinian in the Jenin refugee camp but were unable to do so due to the fire exchange and withdrew from the area.

Earlier Thursday, the soldiers killed two Palestinians, Amer Halabiyya, 20, from Beit Hanina, and Daoud Mahmoud Rayyan, 42, from Beit Duqqu, near occupied Jerusalem.

A day earlier, on November 2nd, the soldiers killed Habes Abdul-Hafith Rayyan, 54, after shooting him at a military roadblock west of Ramallah in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

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

Mohammad Fadi Nouri

October 20, 2022: Mohammad Fadi Nouri, 16, died from serious wounds he suffered on September 28th, 2022, after Israeli soldiers shot him in Betunia town, west of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Mohammad with a live round in the abdomen, leading to extensive internal organ damage and bleeding.

The Health Ministry added that the child underwent several surfers but remained in a serious condition until she succumbed to his wounds.

Mohammad was shot during protests at the northern entrance of Al-Biereh city near Ramallah when the soldiers also shot and seriously injured many Palestinians.

The Palestinians were protesting the death of four Palestinians, Mohammad Hisham Abu Na’sa, 25 Ahmad Nathmi Alawna, 24 Abdul-Rahman Fathi Khazem, 27 Mohammad Mahmoud Barahma, 30, who were killed by Israeli soldiers in Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

On October 19, the soldiers killed Odai Kamal Tamimi, 22, near Ma’ale Adumim illegal colony, east of the occupied capital Jerusalem in the West Bank, after he opened fire at security guards, mildly wounded one.

The Israeli army has been looking for Odai after holding him responsible for the death of an Israeli soldier, Noa Lazar, 18, and the serious injury of a security guard at a military roadblock near Shu’fat.

A day before the soldier’s death, the army killed Ahmad Mohammad Hussein Daraghma, 24, and Mahmoud Moayyad Sous, 18, in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Their deaths also came just a day after the Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian teens, Adel Ibrahim Adel Daoud, 14, and Mahdi Mohammad Ladadwa, 17, and injured dozens of Palestinians near Qalqilia and Ramallah in the northern and central parts of the occupied West Bank.

On October 11, an Israeli soldier, Ido Baruch, 20, succumbed to serious wounds he suffered in a shooting targeting a large group of Israeli colonizers, guarded by dozens of soldiers, marching near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed 174 Palestinians since the beginning of this year, 2022, 123 of them in the West Bank and 51 in the Gaza Strip, and added that among the slain Palestinians are 41 children.

Mohammad was from Betunia town west of Ramallah, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Maher Sa’id (Ghawadra)

  October 14, 2022: Mohammad Maher Sa’id (Ghawadra), 17, died from serious wounds he suffered along with his cousin, on September 2022, before they were abducted by the soldiers allegedly for being behind an attack on a bus transporting Israeli soldiers to a military base.

Mohammad suffered serious burns to most of his body when he and his cousin, Mohammad Walid Ghawadra, 22, reportedly attacked, on September 4, the bus transporting Israeli soldiers to a military base with Molotov cocktails and fired many live rounds at it.

The Israeli army claimed that one of the Molotov cocktail bottles ignited in their truck before they allegedly drove another kilometer and pulled over when their vehicle caught fire and continued on foot before Israeli soldiers abducted them.

According to Israeli media sources, the shots were fired from a passing truck. However, it is unclear how the shots were fired from a passing vehicle since photos of the bus show many bullet holes in the front part of the windshield, not on the side.

Mohammad remained in critical condition at the Tal HaShomer Israeli hospital due to burns that almost covered %90 of his body. The doctors treated him for severe wounds and amputated his left arm. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said Mohammad’s cousin was seriously injured in the incident.

An Israeli court ordered their continued detention at the medical center, awaiting trial before Mohammad Maher Ghawadra succumbed to his serious wounds.

Mohammad was from Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mahmoud Mohammad Sammoudi

October 10, 2022: Mahmoud Mohammad Sammoudi, 12, died from serious wounds he suffered on September 28, after Israeli soldiers shot him and killed four Palestinians in Jenin and Jenin refugee camp in the northern part of the West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a child and said that he suffered critical wounds before he was rushed to surgery and remained in a serious condition at the Intensive Care Unit.

The four Palestinians killed on the day of the invasions of Jenin and its refugee camp were identified as Mohammad Hisham Abu Na’sa, 25, Abdul-Rahman Fathi Khazem, 27, Ahmad Nathmi Alawna, 24, and Mohammad Mahmoud Barahma, 30.

On that day, the soldiers also injured forty-four Palestinians, including several young men and children, who suffered life-threatening wounds.

The child’s death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of this year to 165.

On Sunday morning, the Israeli army announced the death of Sgt. Noa Lazar, 18, an Israeli soldier who was shot by a Palestinian at a military roadblock near Shu’fat, in occupied Jerusalem, on Saturday evening.

On October 7, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed two children, Adel Ibrahim Adel Daoud, 14, and Mahdi Mohammad Ladadwa, 17, in Qalqilia and Ramallah, in the northern and the central parts of the West Bank.

Mahmoud was from Al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mahdi Mohammad Ladadwa

October 07, 2022: Mahdi Mohammad Ladadwa, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the Al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Media sources said the Israeli soldiers attacked and fired live rounds at many Palestinians who intercepted an attack by illegal Israeli colonizers against a house owned by Mohammad Saleh Shreiteh, in the village.

The soldiers invaded the village and started firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians who intercepted the attack.

Medical sources said the soldiers killed Mahdi with live fire and shot at least two Palestinians; one was shot in the abdomen and one in the back.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers prevented its medics from reaching Mahdi, but they eventually managed to get to him, despite being attacked by the soldiers, before he succumbed to his serious wounds.

The soldiers fired live rounds and attacked several Palestinians, including medics, while trying to render the needed to a wounded young man.

The PRCS said its medics treated nine Palestinians who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, eight whom the soldiers beat, and thirty-three who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On the same day, the soldiers killed another child, Adel Ibrahim Adel Daoud, 14, in the Al-Birin area, south of Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Adel with a live round in the head.

Palestine TV said dozens of soldiers were deployed in the area before firing live rounds at the Palestinians and added that a sharpshooter shot the child.

It is worth mentioning that Adel’s uncle, Mohammad Daoud, from Qalqilia, was abducted by the Israeli army 35 years earlier, and was sentenced to live in prison.

Several Palestinian factions issued statements denouncing the killing of the two Palestinian children and the serious Israeli military escalation against the Palestinian people, their homes, lands, and their holy sites.

They called for ongoing resistance against the Israeli occupation and its illegal colonies until liberation and independence.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Expatriates also issued a statement condemning the execution of the two Palestinian children and affirmed it would submit the case to the International Criminal Court.

It said the Israeli government is determined to escalate its crimes against the Palestinian people and is dragging the region into more tension and conflicts and held it responsible for its crimes and their consequences on the ground.

Mahdi was from the Al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC