May 14, 2021: Dr. Issa Barham, 40, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live rounds at Palestinian protesters in Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Dr. Issa was among nine Palestinians who were killed by Israeli army fire, in several parts of the occupied West Bank that day, the Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, and added that more than five hundred Palestinians have been injured.
The soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus, in addition to Sbeih Mountain, and the villages of Salem and Asira al-Qibliya, east of Nablus, and Orif village, south of the city, killed four Palestinians and injured dozens during ensuing protests.
Media sources said the soldiers killed Dr. Issa, a District Attorney, and a prosecutor with the Cybercrime Division with the Palestinian Public Prosecution Department.
In addition, medical sources said the soldiers shot, and seriously a young man, identified as Malek Hamdan, 22, with live rounds to the chest before he succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Nablus.
Malek, from Salem village near Nablus, was injured along with dozens of Palestinians during protests that took place after the soldiers invaded the village and attacked protesters.
In addition, Israeli colonialist settlers from Yitzhar illegal colony, infiltrated into the eastern area of Nablus, leading to protests, before the soldiers invaded it and shot two young men with live rounds in the abdomen and legs; one of them suffered a severe injury.
The soldiers also killed Husam Asayra, 20, with a live round to the chest, during protests that took place after the soldiers invaded Asira al-Qibliya village, near Nablus, and attacked protesters.
In Orif village, the soldiers killed a young man, identified as Nidal Sayel Safadi, 30, after shooting him with a live round, after several army jeeps invaded the village, and attacked protesters.
In Ramallah, in central West Bank, the soldiers killed Mohammad Rawhi Hammad, 30, after he reportedly attempted to ram soldiers with his car. The Palestinian is from Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah.
The soldiers also killed Yousef Mahdi Nawasra, 27, from Fahma village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, during protests near the Dothan Israeli military roadblock.
In Salfit, in central West Bank, the soldiers invaded Marda village, north of the city, and killed a young man, identified as Sharif Khaled Salman, 37, during protests that took place when the soldiers invaded the village, in addition to killing Awad Ahmad Harb, 27, in Iskaka village, east of Salfit.
Sharif had not been participating in protests but was standing outside his home when he was shot by invading Israeli forces. His mother told reporters with Ma’an News Agency, “I cannot believe that Sharif was killed. Just hours ago, he woke me up from sleep to have coffee together. He left behind a pregnant wife and three daughters.”
As tears streamed down her face, she told reporters, “I asked him to drink coffee with me, to drink it together, and to close the door for fear that his children and his sister’s children might go out to the street, because the army was out in the street, and our home is located near the main street of the village. I fell asleep while I waited for him to drink his coffee. I was awakened by the sound of gunfire and screaming. I did not know that the bullets were fired at Sharif, to end his life. The occupation deprived me of my son for no reason, just as it has deprived so many mothers.”
In Jericho, in northeastern West Bank, the soldiers killed Mohammad Adel Abu Shqeir, 20, from the al-Qasab neighborhood, during protests that took place at the entrance of the city.
Dr. Issa was from Beita town, southeast of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC