Rafat Omar Khamayseh

September 19, 2023: Rafat Omar Khamayseh, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also killed two other Palestinians and injured at least thirty in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed three deaths and more than thirty injuries, including a few who suffered serious wounds, and added that the soldiers also attacked medics and ambulances while trying to reach the wounded.

The Health Ministry officially identified the slain Palestinians as Mahmoud Ali Nafe’ Saadi, 23, Mahmoud Khaled Ararawe, 24, and Rafat Omar Khamaisa, 22.

A fourth Palestinian, Ata Yasser Ata Mousa, 29, from Marka village, south of Jenin, succumbed to his serious wounds at dawn, September 20.

Defense For Children International – Palestine branch said: “Rafat Omar Ahmad Khamayseh, 15, was shot by Israeli special forces while leaving his grandfather’s house in Jenin refugee camp around 7:30 p.m. on September 19, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine.

As he left the house, Rafat saw Israeli special forces exiting three Palestinian licensed cars and surround the home of the father of a Palestinian man wanted for arrest. Rafat fled, yelling, “Special forces! Special forces!”

One Israeli soldier chased Rafat and shot him in the abdomen from a distance of 10 meters (33 feet). Rafat fell and a Palestinian resident of Jenin refugee camp approached him to offer aid. Israeli special forces fired another shot toward Rafat, and the Palestinian man threw himself on top of Rafat and rolled him toward his house, less than five meters (16 feet) away. The man and his family sheltered Rafat for about an hour and a half as the Israeli military prevented ambulances from accessing Jenin refugee camp. Rafat died before an ambulance transferred him to Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin.”

Eyewitnesses said more than thirty undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the refugee camp and fired a barrage of live rounds at the Palestinians, forcing them to leave the streets before surrounding two homes and exchanging fire with Palestinian fighters.

The soldiers fired several rockets at the two homes where Palestinian resistance fighters are believed to be hiding.

Dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at them while the soldiers fired a barrage of live fire.

Also, an Israeli military drone fired a missile at an electricity tower, causing a power blackout in the refugee camp and some areas in Jenin city.

In addition, the soldiers attacked the minaret of the Grand Mosque in Jenin refugee camp with many rounds of live ammunition.

Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the invading soldiers in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp.

During the invasion, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Abdul-Karim Mansour and Hussein Ahmad Zidan, 65, but released Zidan later when he suffered a heart attack before Palestinian medics rushed him to Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin. The soldiers also released Mansour a few hours later before the army withdrew.

The Israeli invasion caused excessive damage to many cars, shops, and buildings in Jenin and its refugee camp.

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in Jenin and its refugee camp, chanting against the escalating Israeli violations and calling for national unity and resistance until liberation and independence.

Rafat was from Jenin in the occupied West Bank’s northern part. Source: IMEMC

Ra’ed Rawhi Ramadan

September 13, 2023: Ra’ed Rawhi Yahia Ramadan, 17, was one of five Palestinians who were killed, while twenty-five were injured, as a result of an unidentified explosive device where dozens of Palestinians gathered along the border fence, east of Gaza City.

According to the Ministry of Health, five Palestinians were killed, and twenty-six others, including children, were injured, on Wednesday evening, after an explosion along the border fence east of Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip.

All of the injured were transported to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, for medical intervention.

The Palestinians killed in the incident were identified as Mohammad Omar QaddoumRa’ed Rawhi Yahia Ramadan, 17, Abdul-Nasser Rami Nofal, 18, Ali Jom’a Ayyad, and Baraa Wael Al-Zard, 18, who is reported to be the son of a Hamas leader.

The exact cause of the explosion could not be fully confirmed however, an eyewitness account offers some further details about the nature of the device.

“What happened with us near the fence, there was a suspicious object, a camera-like object, its width was about 10 centimeters (3.9 inches), with a half meter length (19.7 inches). The object was completely black. We were ambushed, one of the youths decided to check it with a stick, but it immediately exploded.”

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Also, sources in Gaza source quoted eyewitnesses who stated, that members of an Israeli engineering unit arrived at the site, adding that occupation soldiers opened fire at those in the vicinity, and prevented them from leaving the place, until the device exploded.

The incident took place Wednesday afternoon, after hundreds of Palestinians gathered along the border fence between Gaza and Israel, to commemorate the withdrawal of the Israeli occupation forces from the Gaza Strip on September 12, 2005

Soldiers fired live rounds and tear gas canisters at demonstrators, injuring five with live rounds, they were transported to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

One man was shot in the head with a tear gas canister, while a number of others sustained inhalation injuries from exposure to tear gas.

Sources added that Palestinian youths detonated small crude explosive devices near the border fence. No injuries were reported.

Ra’ed was from al-Boreij camp in the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Milad Monther Al-Ra’ey

September 09, 2023: Milad Monther Al-Ra’ey, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank’s southern part.

The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at Palestinian youths protesting the constant Israeli military presence at the entrance of the refugee camp.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers, stationed in the fortified military tower at the entrance the refugee camp, critically injured Milad Monther Al-Ra’ey, 16, after shooting him with live rounds in the back and the chest from a close range, and caused dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

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The PRCS stated that its crews performed resuscitation efforts while transferring him to the transfer to Al-Yamamah Hospital in Bethlehem, adding the Urgent Care doctors and nurses continued the and resuscitation at the medical center, but he succumbed to his serious wounds.

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The Israeli army alleged that the Israeli army eliminated a Palestinian who endangered the soldiers’ lives“, and claimed that many protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at the military tower.

After killing the child, the soldiers completely sealed the refugee camp, and prevented the Palestinians from entering and leaving it.

Dozens of youngsters protesters the Milad’s killing and the escalating Israeli violations, while Israeli soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at them.

Family members and local youths gathered at the Al-Yamamah Hospital to view the body of the slain child, and marched while carrying his body, and chanting for redemption.

Milad was from the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank’s southern part. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Yousef Zubeidat

September 05, 2023: Mohammad Yousef Ismael Zubeidat, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers north of Jericho in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain teen was a high school student at the Zubeidat Secondary School in Jericho.

The soldiers chased Mohammad in a Plam Farm near the village, shot him before closing the area, preventing Palestinian medics from reaching him, and later announced his death.

The army later informed the Palestinian General Authority of Civil Affairs that Mohammad has died from his wounds.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked Mohammad’s home in the in Zubeidat town, north of Jericho, before abducting his father, Yousef, and brother, Ismael.

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot Mohammad after he allegedly carried out a shooting attack, moderately wounding a Border Guard officer.

Also, the Israeli Army spokesperson issued a statement alleging uncovering a connection between the shooting and an earlier shooting incident near an Israeli restaurant in the same area.

The first shooting incident occurred about 90 minutes earlier on Route 90 in the Jordan Valley; the army claimed that Mohammad fired into the air before fleeing the scene.

The military spokesperson stated the soldiers and undercover officers searched the area after the first shooting and added that the Palestinian encountered the soldiers at a nearby intersection and opened fire at them, wounding one, before they fatally shot him.

According to the Israeli military, the Israeli army initiated massive searches in the area and installed roadblocks, looking for Palestinians who might be involved in the shooting.

Early Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded the Nur Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank’s northwestern part, killed a young Palestinian man, and seriously injured another.

Medical sources at the Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem have confirmed that the soldiers killed a young man, identified as Ayed Sameeh Abu Harb, 21, after shooting him with live fire in the head and added that the soldiers also seriously injured another Palestinian.

Mohammad was from Zubeidat town, north of Jericho in the occupied West Bank’s northeastern part. Source: IMEMC

Khaled Samer Al-Za’anin

August 30, 2023: Khaled Samer Al-Za’anin, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli forces at a light rail station near the Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amoud), in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank after an alleged stabbing attack.

Hebrew sources claimed that the Palestinian child stabbed an illegal Israeli settler in the “Al-Musrara” neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem before security officers and settlers attacked him at the light rail station.

Israeli police arrived at the scene, and rather than taking the child into custody, a police officer shot him at close range and failed to provide him with medical treatment, causing him to bleed to death.

Also, Israeli police officers assaulted Palestinian journalists who attempted to approach the scene to provide media coverage.

Israeli settlers were shown on social media videos attacking vehicles at the scene and applauding the killing of the Palestinian child.

Furthermore, the soldiers prevented local Palestinians from approaching the home of the slain child, which sparked protests among local Palestinian youths, who burned rubber tires.

Shortly after Khaled’s death, the army invaded and destroyed the contents of his family home, and caused injuries to members of his family, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

Soldiers fired rubber-coated steel rounds, concussion grenades, and tear gas canisters at local citizens and at the home of the slain child, causing inhalation injuries.

Later it was reported that occupation forces abducted the father, mother, brother, and sister of the slain child.

Othman Atef Abu Kharj

August 22, 2023: Othman Atef Abu Kharj, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli troops, who shot him with live ammunition in the head and shoulder during an invasion of the town of Zababda, south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Abu Kharj was one of a group of youth that confronted the invading army at the entrance to their village, shouting slogans and throwing stones.

Invading Israeli soldiers shot the youth with multiple live rounds. He was taken to the Al-Razi Hospital in Jenin, where he was declared dead by hospital officials after doctors were unable to save his life.

Fawaz Hammad, director of the Al-Razi Hospotal, told the Palestinian Wafa News Agency that the child, Othman Atef Abu Kharj (17 years old), died of injuries he sustained at dawn, during the clashes that erupted after the invasion of the town.

The Israeli occupation forces also abducted the young man, Yazan Malik Al-Sharqawi, after raiding his family’s house and the homes of his relatives in the town of Al-Zababda.

According to ‘Visit Palestine’, the village of Zababda is home to about 3,000 inhabitants and is the only majority-Christian village in the northern West Bank.

Ruins found under the village show settlement dating to the Byzantine times. At the convent of the Rosary Sisters, a 6th century mosaic, as well as remnants of columns indicates that there was once a significant Byzantine church on the site. In the center of the village the remains of a Byzantine-Roman building, known as the Baubariya, can be found.

The modern village of Zababda was founded in the 17th century. Within the village there are four small churches belonging to the Catholic, Anglican, Melkite, and Greek Orthodox denominations. The village is also home to the Arab American University of Jenin.

Othman was from Zababda, south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Qusai Omar al-Walaji

QusaiAugust 15, 2023: Qusai Omar al-Walaji, 16, was shot and killed, before dawn during a military incursion into the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, south of Jericho, in the northeastern part of the West Bank.

Media sources said that the Israeli occupation army stormed the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, just south of the ancient city of Jericho.

Israeli soldiers opened fire at local Palestinians under unclear circumstances, however it is presumed that the youths were protesting the invasion.

There is no mention of resistance from armed Palestinian fighters, however social media videos show an exchange of fire between resistance fighters and the invading army.

During the invasion, soldiers shot and seriously injured two Palestinian civilians, including a child, who were transported to the Jericho Governmental Hospital.

Medical sources said that Qusai Omar al-Walaji, 16, and Muhammad Ribhi Nujoom, 25, were admitted to hospital in critical condition, and both were pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

It was reported that the slain young men were shot with live rounds, however, no further details were provided regarding the nature of the wounds.

The Jericho chapter of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that soldiers abducted Mohammad Nasr Abu Al-Assal, 20, from his home in the camp.

Later on the same day, hundreds of Palestinians gathered at the Jericho Governmental Hospital to receive the body of Mohammad Ribhi Nujoom, 25, and proceeded to his family home for loved ones to say their final goodbyes.

Mourners performed the funeral prayer, and laid the body of the slain young man to rest in the martyrs’ cemetery, in the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp.

The body of the slain child, Qusai Omar al-Walaji, 16, was held at his family home in the “Katt al-Wad” neighborhood in Jericho city, while loved ones paid their respects.

The funeral procession began from there to the Old Jericho Mosque, where the funeral prayer was performed, before the body of the child was laid to rest.

Qusai was from Jericho, in the eastern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Baraa Ahmad Al-Qerem

BaraaAugust 6, 2023: Baraa Ahmad Al-Qerem, 16, was killed in an extrajudicial execution (assassination) in which Israeli forces killed three Palestinians dead, including a child, when their vehicle was targeted in Jenin, north of the West Bank.

According to information collected by a fieldworker from the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, at around 17:15 on Sunday, 06 August 2023, an Israeli Special Military Force sneaked via a Volkswagen Caddy car and a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV with Palestinian registration plates into a road connecting Bir al-Basha village with Arraba village near ‘Arraba Intersection in Jenin.

Suddenly, the two vehicles intercepted a grey Peugeot vehicle with a yellow Israeli registration plate and many Israeli soldiers stepped out of their vehicles and heavily opened fire at the targeted vehicle from behind, forcing it to stop completely. Minutes later, backup Israeli forces arrived at the scene and completely closed the road from both directions, blocking the traffic. Afterwards, the Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters in the area, and after 15 minutes, Israeli forces started withdrawing from the area and towed the targeted vehicle that was hit by many bullets with the targeted persons still inside.

After Israeli forces withdrew, many Palestinians gathered at the scene and saw blood and brain tissue scattered on the ground. Later, the Israeli military released the names of the three Palestinians they had executed: Nayef Jihad Nayef Abu Sweiss (27), Khaleel Nizar Nemer Abu Na’asah (21), both from Jenin refugee camp and members of Jenin Brigade, and Baraa Ahmad Al-Qerem (16), from Jalkamous village, south of Jenin. The Israeli military held on to the bodies and refused to release them to their families.

Later, Israeli forces announced, in a joint statement by the Israeli forces, the Shin Bet, and the Israel Border Police, that a joint operation was carried out after spotting a “terrorist cell” in a car in Jenin refugee camp, claiming (without providing evidence) that they were on their way to carry out a shooting attack. The statement added that the head of the cell, Nayef Abu Sweiss was killed as well as two persons accompanying him.

It is noteworthy that extrajudicial killings are carried out pursuant to Israeli forces’s intelligence, and those on the Israeli militarys ‘wanted’ list are killed instantly rather than being arrested. By this, Israeli forces act as both judge and executioner of a death sentence at the same time. Palestinian civilians often pay the price of such crimes, which are committed by Israeli forces without regard for nontarget civilians’ lives.

According to PCHR’s documentation, at least 1000 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli forces’s assassination crimes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip over the last two decades, 80% of them have been nontarget civilians and 15% were children.

PCHR indicates that that Israeli forces has perpetuated this pattern of crimes in the recent years against the Palestinians in light of international community’s silence and inaction, particularly the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, to stop these crimes and take effective measures against the Israeli occupation, thereby encouraging the latter to commit further war crimes against the Palestinians.

PCHR reiterates its call on the international community to take an immediate action to stop the Israeli crimes and double standard when applying the international law and particularly urges the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to take serious action in the situation of Palestine.

PCHR demands the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention fulfil 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.

Baraa was from Jalkamous village, south of Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: PCHR, IMEMC

Fares Sharhabeel Abu Samra

July 26, 2023: Fares Sharhabeel Abu Samra, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in Qalqilia, in the northwestern part of the West Bank.

The Israeli army invaded the “Al-Naqqar neighborhood” in the western part Qalqilia, sparking protests among local Palestinian youths,

Soldiers responded to the protests by firing live ammunition, rubber-coated steel rounds, tear gas canisters, and concussion grenades at citizens and their homes.

The Ministry of Health, in a brief statement, that a Palestinian child Fares Sharhabeel Abu Samra, 14, was critically wounded after soldiers shot him in the head with live ammunition.

The severely injured child was transported to the Qalqilia Governmental Hospital, where doctors pronounced him deceased as a result of a critical gunshot wound to the head.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health data shows that 202 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli forces in 2023, including 37 children.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces shot and killed, a Palestinian young man in the Al-Ein refugee camp, in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

The Ministry of Health announced that Muhammad Abdul Hakim Naim Nada, 23, succumbed to a critical live bullet wound to the chest.

On Tuesday, occupation soldiers shot dead three Palestinian young men after an exchange of fire south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

The slain men were identified as Noureddine Tayseer Al-Ardah, 32, Montaser Bahjat Ali Salama, 33, and Saad Maher Al-Kharraz, 43.

Fares was from Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Fouad Al-Bayed

July 21, 2023: Mohammad Fouad Atta Al-Bayed, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces on Friday, a Palestinian child, and seriously injured a young man during protests in the village of Um Safa, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

Local sources reported that Israeli soldiers invaded the central West Bank village of Um Safa, northwest of Ramallah, which sparked protests among the local Palestinian youths.

Palestinians threw rocks at the armored military vehicles, while the army opened fire with live ammunition, concussion grenades and tear gas canisters, causing 2 critical injuries and caused many citizens to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

Two Palestinians sustained serious injuries, one of whom was shot with a live round in the head, while another was shot in the abdomen with live ammunition, both shooting victims were transported to the Istishari Hospital in the village.

Shortly after his arrival to the hospital, medical staff pronounced the death of a Palestinian teenager who was brought in with a critical gunshot wound to the head, inflicted on him by the Israeli military.

The Ministry of Health identified the slain child as Mohammad Fouad Atta Al-Bayed, 17, from the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, northwest of Ramallah.

Mohammad was from the village of Um Safa, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC