Mohammad Abdullah Hamed

June 25, 2022: Mohammad Abdullah Saleh Hamed, 16, died of wounds sustained the previous day during protests near Ramallah, when he was shot by invading Israeli forces.

The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO) confirmed that a Palestinian child who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire near Ramallah Friday succumbed to his wounds at an Israeli hospital on Saturday dawn.

The DCO said the Israeli side officially informed that Mohammad Abdullah Saleh Hamed, 16, from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, had succumbed to his serious wounds.

The soldiers shot Hammad during protests that took place after several Israeli military jeeps invaded Silwad.

Talking to Palestine TV, Silwad Mayor, Raed Nimir, told reporters that Mohammad was shot with a bullet in the face near bypass road #60 and added that his corpse would be transferred to his family Saturday before the official burial ceremony was held on the same day.

At the time of his injury, Abdullah’s name or age remained unknown; however, his condition was known to the Palestinians to be serious before the army took him away.

Nimir added that the soldiers invaded the town several times within just a few hours after shooting the child, leading to protests. He also said the town is subject to daily invasions and violations by the soldiers.

Local sources said several military vehicles invaded the town before the army closed roads and interrogated many Palestinians.

They added that many youngsters protested the invasion before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Medical sources in Silwad said the soldiers shot a young man with live fire before abducting him and caused several others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On Friday night, the soldiers invaded the Jabal ash-Sharaf area in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, attacked a wedding party, and conducted violent searches.

After his death was confirmed, hundreds of residents marched in Silwad at dawn while chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians.

The Palestinians in Silwad declared a two-day strike in the town to mourn the slain child.

Mohammad was from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Odah Mohammad Sadaqa

June 02, 2022: Odah Mohammad Sadaqa, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the al-Midya village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Odah with an expanding bullet in the chest before the Palestinian medics rushed the critically injured child to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah where he succumbed to his wounds.

His uncle Mofeed Sadaqa said his nephew tended to the family flock in an area not far from the Annexation Wall, adding that Odah was also playing with other children near the Wall when a soldier shot him in the back.

Media sources in the village said the situation was calm, as there were no protests in the entire area when the soldiers shot the child.

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Israeli sources only said, “a Palestinian teen was killed by the army near Ramallah” and did not provide any details about the fatal shooting.

The Palestinians in the village confirmed that the fatal shooting of the child had no reason, especially since there were no protests in the area, adding that the soldier who shot him was in one of the heavily fortified monitoring rooms of the illegal Annexation Wall.

On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin, 29, after the army invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

On Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Bilal Awad Kabaha, 24, after shooting him with live rounds in the chest and thigh, and injured at least six, including three who suffered serious wounds, during protests that took place after many army jeeps invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Earlier Wednesday, the army killed a Palestinian journalist, Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, after shooting her at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

In the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian man, who was seriously injured during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in May of 2021, died from his serious wounds at a hospital in Egypt.

The Health Ministry in Gaza identified the Palestinian as Yasser Atiya al-Masri, 41, from Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Bilal was from the al-Midya village, west of Ramallah in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Gheith Rafiq Yameen

May 24, 2022: Gheith Rafiq Yameen, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in Nablus during a pre-dawn invasion. At least seventy-five Palestinians were injured during protests that took place after dozens of soldiers invaded Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Health Ministry said the child, Gheith Rafiq Yameen, 16, was rushed to Rafidia hospital in Nablus, suffering a serious headshot wound.

Gheith was instantly rushed to surgery but succumbed to his serious wounds, the Ministry added.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers shot fifteen Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets.

Jibril added that the army caused forty-one Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, one who suffered burns due to concussion grenades and another young man who fell while the soldiers chased him.

The soldiers also targeted a PRCS ambulance with gas bombs when the medics rushed a pregnant woman in labor to a Rafidia hospital in Nablus.

The protests and injuries occurred when the army accompanied many buses of illegal Israeli colonizers into Joseph’s Tomb, east of Nablus.

Media sources in Nablus said several Palestinian fighters exchanged fire with the invading soldiers.

ِAlso, illegal Israeli colonizers fired many live rounds and hurled stones at Palestinian cars in Huwwara town, south of Nablus.

Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Samaritans revere Joseph the patriarch; however, the Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages, despite the site being in Area A, where the Palestinian Authority supposedly has full control. The Israeli military that governs Palestinians in the West Bank under martial law prohibits Muslims from worshiping at the site.

Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews constantly 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.

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

Amjad Waleed al-Fayed

May 22, 2022: Amjad Waleed al-Fayed, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded the Jenin refugee camp, the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the refugee camp, leading to protests before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Medical sources in Jenin said the Israeli soldiers shot the slain teen with nearly eleven live rounds in the upper body.

The sources added that the army also shot and seriously injured another Palestinian, eighteen years of age, before being rushed to a hospital in Jenin.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers shot Amjad during exchanges of fire that took place after the army invaded the refugee camp.

It is worth mentioning that the slain Palestinian teen is the nephew of Amjad and Mohammad al-Fayed, who were killed in the Israeli offensive in the Jenin refugee camp in April of the year 2002.

After his death, hundreds of Palestinians held processions in Jenin refugee camp, Jenin city, and surrounding villages and towns before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Also, hundreds of Palestinians headed to Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin and carried the corpse of the slain teen before marching in various streets in the city and the Jenin refugee camp while chanting for ongoing resistance against the occupation and national unity.

Mohammad was from Jenin refugee camp, in Jenin, in the northern part of the 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

Qussai Fuad Hamamra

April 13, 2022: Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14 was killed by Israeli soldiers in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Many army jeeps invaded the al-Matina area near the main road of Husan, leading to protests, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters and many surrounding homes.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot a child with a live round in the head and left him bleeding without first aid, especially after the army prevented the Palestinian medics from reaching him.

It added that the soldiers took the corpse of the slain child and refused to allow its transfer to the Palestinian side.

The Palestinians and the medics tried to retrieve the corpse of the slain child, but the soldiers prevented them and started pushing them away.

The child was walking home after performing evening prayers at the local mosque.

After killing Qussai, the soldiers surrounded the mosque and refused to allow the Palestinians to leave.

The army made several allegations, including claiming that the child was throwing stones at the soldiers or that he was throwing a Molotov cocktail.

However, eyewitnesses said Qussai was not participating in any protests but was walking back home from the local mosque.

Medical sources have confirmed at least eleven injuries, including some with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets.

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, especially after the soldiers fired gas bombs at mosques to force the locals to leave.

Qussai 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.

Qussai was from Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Hussein Zakarna

April 11, 2022: Mohammad Hussein Zakarna, 17, died from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier when Israeli soldiers invaded Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Health Ministry said undercover Israeli soldiers, who infiltrated the Industrial Zone in Jenin, shot the teen shot in the back.

Medical sources said Mohammad was shot with an expanding bullet in the back, and its fragments tore through his chest area.

Eyewitnesses said Mohammad was shot and seriously injured when the undercover officers ambushed a Palestinian car and fired several live rounds at it.

Palestinian medics rushed Mohammad to the al-Razi hospital in Jenin, where he succumbed to his serious wounds, one day after he was shot.

His funeral ceremony was held in Jenin shortly after his death and was attended by hundreds of Palestinians.

On April 10, the soldiers killed a widowed Palestinian mother of six children, Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, and Mohammad Ali Ghneim, 21, in the Al-Khader town, south of the Bethlehem city in the occupied West Bank, in addition to Maha Kathem Awad Zaatari, 24, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.

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

Fatma Jalal al-Masri

FatimaMarch 25, 2022: Fatma Jalal al-Masri, 1, was declared dead at the Gaza European Hospital after she was denied access to a hospital outside Gaza by Israeli authorities at the Erez crossing.

Fatma was subjected to Israel’s arbitrary and discriminatory permit system, which delays access to hospitals outside the Strip and denies care in around 30 percent of urgent cases. The continued movement restrictions by Israeli authorities on Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip systematically violate inhabitants’ right to health by aggravating health conditions and placing numerous barriers to health access.

According to Al Mezan, Fatma’s legal representative, she was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect in 2021. Despite having obtained a medical referral from the Palestinian Ministry of Health and confirming three hospital appointments at Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem, Israeli authorities denied Fatma the requisite exit permit to travel to Jerusalem for the appointments, the last of which was on 5 March 2022.

The young patient’s health deteriorated over the course of several months of denied care and she died three weeks after her last missed appointment.

Al Mezan deeply regrets Fatma’s death and strongly condemns Israel’s ongoing closure of the Gaza Strip and its associated restrictions on the movement of Palestinians, which includes denying patients access to the hospitals in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Israel, and abroad.

Al Mezan’s documentation shows that since 2011, 71 Palestinians—including 25 women and nine children—have died following Israel’s denial of requests for exit permits and delays. Notably, Israel’s targeted, discriminatory permit system is one of the practices and policies at the core of its apartheid regime against the Palestinian people as a whole.

This case is yet another example of Israel’s continuing violation of international humanitarian and human rights law and its obligations as an occupying power, notably to respect and ensure freedom of movement in occupied territory and to guarantee the right to health of the occupied population.

These obligations bear greater weight when involving children and as provided in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israel has an obligation to ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child. Delaying access to necessary medical care for a toddler for more than five months is unwarranted and grave.

Al Mezan emphasizes that Israel is fully responsible for Fatma’s death as the occupying power and relevant duty bearer in these circumstances.

The State’s persistent breaches of its international law obligations require the intervention of the international community and accountability of perpetrators.

Al Mezan calls on the international community—in particular, the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Geneva Conventions—to uphold their moral and legal obligations vis-à-vis the protected Palestinian people and to ensure Israel complies with its obligations under international law, ends the closure and blockade on the Gaza Strip, and stops its ongoing restrictions of Palestinian patients’ access to medical care outside the Gaza Strip.

Fatma was from the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Nader Haitham Rayyan

Nader RayyanMarch 15, 2022: Nader Haitham Rayyan, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli forces who invaded Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. In addition to killing Nader, the soldiers also injured three other youth with live rounds.

Medical sources in Nablus have confirmed that the soldiers fatally shot Nader Haitham Rayyan, 17, in addition to causing moderate-to-severe wounds to three other Palestinians. Palestinian medics rushed the slain child and the wounded Palestinians to Rafidia hospital in Nablus.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and an eyewitness statement, at approximately 06:00 on Tuesday, 15 March 2022, an Israeli special force from “Yamam Unit” sneaked into al-Quds Street adjacent to Balata camp, east of Nablus, via white Volkswagen “Shuttle” vehicle and surrounded ‘Ammar ‘Arafat (22)’s house. A few minutes later, several Israeli backup patrols moved into the camp, while “Yamam Unit” arrested ‘Arafat and slowly withdrew towards Huwwara military checkpoint. During their withdrawal, Palestinian young men chased the patrols and threw stones at them, while Israeli soldiers opened fire at the Palestinians, wounding 3 of them, including a child.

At around 06:30, a motorcycle carrying two children was passing behind the Israeli patrols and traveling on the left side of al-Quds Street near al-Quds School. Israeli forces opened fire at the motorcycle, so the two children got off and ran towards a sloping area near the school while Israeli soldiers continued to open fire at them. After the soldiers’ withdrawal, the body of Nader Haitham Fathi Rayyan (16) was found and taken to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus. It turned out that Rayyan sustained wounds in his abdomen after being shot with a live bullet that entered his abdomen and exited his chest. Also, he was shot with another live bullet that penetrated his chest from the right side.

Media sources said several armored military vehicles invaded the al-Quds Street in Balata, stormed and ransacked the home of Ammar Arafat before abducting him.

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They added that the soldiers immediately started firing live rounds and a barrage of gas bombs after invading the refugee camp, leading to protests.

They added that the soldiers fired many live rounds at the protesters, in addition to gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets.

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In related news, undercover Israeli soldiers invaded the Qalandia refugee camp north of occupied Jerusalem, leading to protests.

Nader was from Balata camp, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC, PCHR

Yamen Nafez Jaffal

March 6, 2022: Yamen Nafez Jaffal, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded Abu Dis town, east of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources said the soldiers who Yamen with a live round prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him, and he subsequently bled to death.

The sources added that the medics were not allowed to approach the child even after he died before the soldiers took his corpse away.

The soldiers also fired many gas bombs at the Palestinian ambulance and the medics, forcing them away and causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Israeli army claimed the slain child hurled a Molotov cocktail at Israeli military vehicles invading Abu Dis before the soldiers fatally shot him.

The army also said the soldiers fired live rounds at another Palestinian who managed to escape unharmed.

On Sunday at dawn, Israeli soldiers killed Karim Jamal al-Qawasmi, 19, from the at-Tour town, in occupied Jerusalem, after shooting him near Bab Hutta gate, north of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On March 01, 2022, the soldiers killed Ammar Shafiq Abu Afifa, 21, near Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and Shadi Najm, 18, in Jenin, in the West Bank.

Yamen was from Abu Dis, east of occupied East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC