Faleh Mousa Jaradat

January 17, 2022: Faleh Mousa Jaradat, 39, was killed by Israeli soldiers at the Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank after the army claimed he attempted a stabbing attack against the soldiers.

It added that no soldiers were hurt in the reported incident and that the army initiated a search for the car that transported the man.

The Palestinian remained bleeding on the ground without medical attention until he succumbed to his wounds, eyewitnesses said.

Palestinian medics rushed to the area, but the soldiers did not allow them to even approach Jardatat.

The slain man was a married father of five children; the youngest is a newborn.

After his death, the soldiers summoned his brother, Mohammad, for interrogation at the Etzion military base and security center.

In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that the Palestinian arrived in a vehicle before stepping out and attempted to stab a soldier who opened fire at him.

On Monday morning, the Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that an elderly man, identified as Suleiman al-Hathalin, 75, who was seriously injured after an Israeli tow truck ran him over in the Um al-Khair area of Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron earlier this month, has succumbed to his injuries.

On January 12, Israeli soldiers killed an elderly man, identified as Omar Abul-Majid As’ad, 80, after detaining and constantly assaulting him in an under-construction building in Jaljulia village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before detaining and constantly assaulting.

Faleh was from Sa’ir town, northwest of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Suleiman al-Hathalin

January 17, 2022: Suleiman al-Hathalin, 75, died from serious wounds he suffered on January 5th, 2022, after an Israeli tow truck ran him over in the Um al-Khair area of Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry stated that Suleiman remained in the Intensive Care Unit at the al-Mezan Hospital in Hebron city until he succumbed to the serious wounds he suffered on January 5th, 2022.

Al-Hathalin, 75, a well-known activist from the Um al-Khair area was rammed with a military truck during nonviolent protests that took place after the soldiers invaded Masafer Yatta, causing him to suffer a critical skull fracture.

His injuries were extensive; to the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis, medical sources at the al-Mezan hospital have confirmed.

Fouad al-Amour, the Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Masafer Yatta, stated after the elderly man was rammed and seriously injured, that the army invaded the area, accompanying a tow truck, and seized several Palestinian-owned vehicles, leading to protests, and added that local Palestinians gathered in the area to stop the Israeli army from confiscating their privately-owned vehicles when the tow truck drove over Suleiman.

His family said it will be filing a suit against the Israeli police for the excessive use of force against him, especially since he was repeatedly assaulted and abducted by the soldiers and the police, in various previous attacks, despite his old age and frail body.

Suleiman was a prominent figure and has been part of ongoing protests, especially after Israel confiscated Palestinian lands in the 1980s, and built the illegal Carmiel colony.

After the colony was built on the stolen lands, the Palestinians were denied the right to build homes in the area, an issue that forced them to live in tin houses and tents that have been demolished more than fifteen times.

The Israeli army previously demolished Suleiman’s home, after alleging it was close to Carmiel colony which was built on stolen Palestinian lands.

Suleiman’s family was displaced from the Arad area in the Negev desert when Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine in the year 1948.

Video By WAFA

The family then moved to the area east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, and in the year 1965 they bought the land where they built and resided, however, Israel illegally annexed Palestinian lands, including part of Suleiman’s land, and built the illegal Karmiel colony in the year 1980, and has since been expanding it by further theft of land.

On January 12, Israeli soldiers killed an elderly man, identified as Omar Abul-Majid As’ad, 80, after detaining and constantly assaulting him in an under-construction building in Jaljulia village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before detaining and constantly assaulting.

Suleiman was from Um al-Khair area of Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Omar Abul-Majid As’ad

January 12, 2022: Omar Abul-Majid As’ad, 80, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded a village north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before detaining and constantly assaulting him in an under-construction building.

The Mayor of Jaljulia, Fuad Motea’, said the soldiers invaded the Jaljulia village, abducted Omar, and took him to an under-construction home where they constantly assaulted him before leaving him on the ground.

Motea’ also added that the elderly man, who is also an American citizen, was detained by the soldiers in the al-Ein area in Jaljulia before, around 1:30 at dawn, before he was cuffed, blindfolded, and assaulted by the soldiers in the building.

He added that the slain elderly man was returning home after visiting with relatives when the soldiers stopped his car and forced him out before proceeding to assault him in the building.

He stated that Palestinian medics rushed to the scene, but were unable to resuscitate the man, before moving his corpse to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah. The soldiers also abducted at least four Palestinians in the village.

Photo By Palestine TV

His nephew, Mohammad, told Palestine TV that several army vehicles invaded the village after midnight, before the soldiers forced his uncle out of his car, and proceeded to cuff and blindfold him, and started dragging him on the ground before taking him to the under-construction building.

He added that after the soldiers repeatedly struck his uncle in the under-construction home, and after realizing that he was dead they just left him on the ground and left the area.

“He was an old man with respiratory issues; the soldiers had no reason to abduct him, let alone to cuff and blindfold him, and to take him to an under-construction home, where they constantly assaulted him, and then just left him there!” Mohammad said.

The Palestinians found his corpse approximately at 4 at dawn in the under-construction building, after the soldiers withdrew from the village.

Photo – Palestine TV

During the invasion, the soldiers also detained several Palestinians after the army broke into homes and searched them.

As’ad is just one of the hundreds of Palestinian men that have lost their lives during middle-of-the-night raids by Israeli soldiers.

The fully armed soldiers routinely carry out operations under the cover of the dark to frighten and intimidate Palestinians – often children – and detain them.

As’ad was an American citizen; he lived most of his adult life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but returned to Palestine about ten years ago. His US passport is what made him worthy of notice by US media and the government.

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price indicated that our government had reached out for “clarification” on the matter and that Israel had begun an investigation into As’ad’s death. Beyond condolences to the family of the deceased, there is little more to report.

It’s not the first time an American citizen has met with tragedy and injustice at the hands of the Israeli military. A number of others have been killed, seriously injured, or tortured. Some of the victims were activists, fighting for equal rights for Palestinians. Others were Palestinian-Americans. If Americans Knew reported on six of these cases; the Foreign Service Journal documented others.

These American victims had little success in holding Israel accountable – Palestinian victims have even less.

Also at dawn, the soldiers abducted eighteen Palestinians and injured two, including a journalist, in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

Omar, a Palestinian who also holds U.S citizenship, was from Jaljulia village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC, IsraelPalestineNews

Mustafa Yassin Falna

January 6, 2022: Mustafa Yassin Falna, 25, was killed after being rammed by an Israeli vehicle while heading to his work in Jerusalem.

The incident took place approximately at six in the morning, on Road #443 near Maccabim roadblock, west of Jerusalem.

The young man, a married father of an 18-month-old baby, was crossing the road while on his way to work when he was killed, his family said.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement that “This situation confirms not only the racism of the occupying state in dealing with the Palestinians but also the absolute disregard for their lives as if they have no value.”

It added, “We consider such incidents, which have become a phenomenon that is repeatedly occurring without any real investigation of follow-up by the occupation police or the army, as crimes, whether intentional and deliberate or by negligence and indifference shown by the occupying police, even if they are ordinary traffic accidents involving a Palestinian.”

On Thursday at dawn, the soldiers killed a Palestinian man, identified as, Bakeer Mohammad Hashash, 21, with live rounds near the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank.

On Wednesday, an elderly Palestinian activist, identified as Sheikh Suleiman al-Hathalin, 75, was critically injured after being run over by an Israeli military truck during nonviolent in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern West Bank.

The elderly Palestinian man suffered a very serious skull fracture and is in hospital in critical condition.

On December 24, 2021, a Palestinian woman, Ghadir Anis Masalma, 63, was killed by an Israeli colonialist settler who rammed her with his car and fled the scene, near the entrance of the town of Sinjil, northeast of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.

Mustafa was from Safa village, west of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Bakeer Mohammad Hashash

January 6, 2022: Bakeer Mohammad Hashash, 21, was killed by Israeli soldiers near Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said protests took place after many Israeli army vehicles invaded the area.

His cousin, Mohammad Hashash, said Bakeer recently exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers during an invasion into Nablus city, especially the eastern area near Joseph Tomb site, and since then, the army has been trying to abduct him.

He added that, approximately at 2:30 at dawn, the soldiers invaded the eastern area of Balata refugee camp, Balata town, and the al-Quds Street, and said that Mohammad exchanged fire with the soldiers for almost twenty minutes before he was shot and killed.

During the invasion, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes and abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Salama from Balata al-Balad adjacent town.

After his death, hundreds of Palestinians marched in Nablus calling for ongoing resistance against the Israeli occupation.

His mother said that just before the soldiers invaded the area, he asked her to make him some coffee, and added that after he drank the coffee, he told her he wants to seek shelter at a Palestinian security center but was killed minutes later.

Israeli sources have confirmed that the slain man has been “wanted” by the army for a long time.

Bakeer was from the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Amir Atef Khader Rayyan

December 31, 2021: Amir Atef Khader Rayyan, 36, was killed by Israeli soldiers after he allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near the illegal Ariel colony, northwest of Salfit in the central occupied West Bank.

Israeli sources claimed that the young man “got out of a vehicle and ran towards a bus stop at the Giti Avishar junction with a knife in his hand,” in an alleged stabbing attempt.

Israeli media agency “Walla” claimed that “the soldiers in the area ordered the man to stop, and when he did not respond, he was shot with several live rounds in the abdomen”.

The Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported that the seriously injured young man was pronounced dead one hour after being shot and added that Palestinian medical crews rushed to the area but were denied access to provide him treatment.

There were no reports of any injuries among Israeli colonists or soldiers.

The slain Palestinian man was a married father of several children. His brother, Mansour, is a former political prisoner who was exiled by Israel from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip, several years ago.

Video By Hadi Sabarna

The Palestinian is the ninth to be killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, in December 2021.

On December 24, a Palestinian woman, identified as Ghadir Anis Masalma, 63, was killed by an Israeli colonialist settler who rammed her with his car and fled the scene, near the entrance of the town of Sinjil, northeast of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.

On December 22, Israeli soldiers killed Mohammad Issa Abbas, 26, in the al-Biereh city, near Ramallah.

On December 21, the soldiers killed Abdul-Aziz Hikmat Mousa, 22, at Dothan military roadblock, near Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On December 12, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Mohammad al-Kayyal, 31, in Nablus city in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On December 10, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Abu Ayyash, 31, during the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli colonies in Beita town, southeast of Nablus.

On December 6, 2021, the soldiers killed Mohammad Nidal Younis, 15, at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, after the army claimed he intentionally rammed his car into the roadblock.

On December 04, 2021, the army killed Mohammad Shawkat Salima, 25, after he stabbed an Israeli settler in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. He was first shot and injured and was lying on the ground before the soldiers fired a second live round that killed him.

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In addition, one Israeli was, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, was killed on December 16, 2021, by Palestinians who opened fire at his car, near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, which was built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus.

Amir was from Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

 

Ghadir Anis Masalma

December 24, 2021: Ghadir Anis Masalma, 63, was killed by an Israeli colonialist settler who rammed her with his car and fled the scene, near the entrance of the town of Sinjil, northeast of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.

The Mayor of Sinjil, Hazem Tawafsha, stated that Ghadir was standing with her husband at the entrance to the town, near the settler-only bypass Road 60 when she was killed.

Five years ago, Ghadeer won her battle with cancer; “I am stronger than cancer,” she used to say according to family.

Her husband, Saleh Abu Hamada, 67, said the Israeli colonizers rammed his wife with the car and fled the scene.

“He didn’t stop, he didn’t slow down, he just rammed her with his car, and sped away,” her husband stated, “We were just heading back home.”

“She was always very socially active, loves to be around people and her family. Her heart was always loving and caring,” her niece, Zahra said, “She was a loving mother to everybody who knew her.

In related news, Israeli colonizers attacked and injured three Palestinians while working on their lands in the Wadi Qana area, in Deir Istiya town, west of Salfit in the central West Bank.

Many farmers, who were working on their lands in the area, rushed to the aid of the Palestinians and managed to force the colonizers away.

Ghadeer is the seventh Palestinian to be killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers this month alone.

On December 22, Israeli soldiers killed Mohammad Issa Abbas, 26, in the al-Biereh city, near Ramallah.

On December 21, the soldiers killed Abdul-Aziz Hikmat Mousa, 22, at Dothan military roadblock, near Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On December 12, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Mohammad al-Kayyal, 31, in Nablus city in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On December 10, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Abu Ayyash, 31, during the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli colonies in Beita town, southeast of Nablus.

On December 6, 2021, the soldiers killed Mohammad Nidal Younis, 15, at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, after the army claimed he intentionally rammed his car into the roadblock.

On December 04, 2021, the army killed Mohammad Shawkat Salima, 25, after he stabbed an Israeli settler in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. He was first shot and injured and was lying on the ground before the soldiers fired a second live round that killed him.

In addition, one Israeli was, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, was killed on December 16, 2021, by Palestinians who opened fire at his car, near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, which was built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus.

Ghadeer was Sinjil town, northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Issa Abbas

December 22, 2021: Mohammad Issa Abbas, 26, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the al-Biereh city, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that its soldiers were looking for Palestinians who were spotted approaching the Psagot colony and fired a few live rounds.

It added that its soldiers then invaded the outskirts of al-Biereh city looking for Palestinians, before they came under fire from a passing vehicle, and fired at the car, wounding a young man.

The slain Palestinian was not the driver but was apparently on the passenger side of the vehicle; no soldiers were injured in the incident.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Mohammad was shot in the back before he was rushed to Palestine Medical Complex where he succumbed to his serious wounds.

Israeli sources said “it is believed” that the slain Palestinian was the one who fired the shots at Psagot. However, the allegation cannot be verified and remains speculation on the part of the Israeli military.

The invasion into al-Biereh led to protests before the army fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and concussion grenades.

After Mohammad’s death, dozens of Palestinians marched to Palestine Medical Complex while chanting against the illegal Israeli occupation and its constant violations.

On Wednesday night, dozens of soldiers invaded the Sateh Marhaba area in al-Biereh city and initiated a comprehensive search campaign.

The young man is the sixth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli soldiers this month alone.

On December 21, the soldiers killed Abdul-Aziz Hikmat Mousa, 22, at Dothan military roadblock, near Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On December 12, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Mohammad al-Kayyal, 31, in Nablus city in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On December 10, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Abu Ayyash, 31, during the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli colonies in Beita town, southeast of Nablus.

On December 6, 2021, the soldiers killed Mohammad Nidal Younis, 15, at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, after the army claimed he intentionally rammed his car into the roadblock.

On December 04, 2021, the army killed Mohammad Shawkat Salima, 25, after he stabbed an Israeli settler in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. He was first shot and injured and was lying on the ground before the soldiers fired a second live round that killed him.

In addition, one Israeli was, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, was killed on December 16, 2021, by Palestinians who opened fire at his car, near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, which was built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus.

Mohammad was from the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Abdul-Aziz Hikmat Mousa

December 21, 2021: Abdul-Aziz Hikmat Mousa, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers at Dothan military roadblock, near Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli sources claimed the Palestinian fired shots from his car at a military vehicle at the roadblock causing it to catch on fire. No injuries were reported among the soldiers.

It alleged that, as he approached the roadblock, he rammed his car into the burning military vehicle before the soldiers opened fire on him causing his car to ignite as well.

The Israeli army also prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching the area, and installed many roadblocks around it, in addition to many villages and towns, south of Jenin.

Firefighters arrived to put out the conflagration and found Mousa had passed away in his car and his corpse was burnt inside his car.

Military roadblocks are historically extremely dangerous for Palestinians and are often the stage for extrajudicial killings under various allegations.

“Even in the worst-case scenario of an intentional car-ramming, the Israeli officers who shot this unarmed civilian while he was trying to run in the opposite direction violated Israel’s own rules of engagement that stipulate using lethal force only and strictly when necessary to repel a direct threat to life,” reports Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor.

After the soldiers killed Abdul-Aziz, hundreds of Palestinians marched towards his family’s home while chanting against the illegal Israeli occupation and calling on the International Community to hold Israel accountable for its crimes.

On June 23, 2020, the soldiers killed Ahmad Mustafa Erekat, 26, at the “Container” military roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, while he was preparing for his sister’s wedding that was scheduled to take place later that day.

The soldiers claimed that Ahmad ‘tried to ram them with his car’ – a claim that his family says is beyond ridiculous.

The head of Abu Dis Town Council, Ahmad Abu Hilal, said the soldiers shot Ahmad with multiple rounds and left him to bleed to death, before taking his corpse away.

Abu Hilal added that Ahmad was driving to Bethlehem city to fetch his sisters and his mother from a hairdressing shop in Bethlehem, as the family was preparing for the wedding of one of his sisters, which was supposed to take place on the same day.

Abdul-Aziz was from Marka village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Jamil Mohammad al-Kayyal

December 12, 2021: Jamil Mohammad al-Kayyal, 31, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded Nablus city in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the Ras al-‘Ein area in Nablus city, leading to protests, before the soldiers fired many live rounds at random, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Ahmad Jibril, the director of the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers shot Jamil with a live round in the head and killed him.

Jibril added that the army jeeps also chased many Palestinians, and rammed two young men with their jeeps, resulting in moderate wounds, in addition to causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The Israeli soldiers also abducted a young man, identified as Amir al-Haj, and took him to an unknown destination.

It is worth mentioning that Palestinian medics took the corpse of the slain young man to a hospital in Nablus, where his family rushed to, before hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of the hospital while chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation and calling for resisting the Israeli occupation until liberation and independence.

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