Fawwaz Ahmad Hamayel

April 14, 2022: Fawwaz Ahmad Hamayel, 45, died from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier after Israeli soldiers shot him with an expanding bullet in the chest in Beita town, south of Nablus.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed his death and said the expanding bullet caused excessive damage to his lung, kidney, liver, and diaphragm.

Fawwaz was rushed to The Specialized Arab Hospital in Nablus, where he underwent surgeries and remained in the intensive care unit until he succumbed to his serious wounds.

The Health Ministry said the expanding bullet caused excessive damage to his lung, kidney, liver, and diaphragm.

His aunt said Fawwaz was walking down the street when the soldiers shot him while invading the town.

His cousin said a large military force invaded the town at dawn before the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes causing severe damage.

He added that Fawwaz was among many other Palestinians who tried to reach those homes to help the families with the damage caused to their properties by the soldiers.

On Wednesday morning, April 13, 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.

The soldiers also injured more than twenty-five Palestinians after shooting them with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets in several villages and towns in Nablus.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

Hamayel was an accountant and the director-general of the Youth Development Department in occupied Jerusalem. Hundreds of Palestinians marched in his funeral procession in Beita.

Hamayel, a married father of six children, was from Beita town, south of Nablus. Source: IMEMC