Haroun Rasmi Abu Arram

February 14, 2023: Haroun Rasmi Yousef Abu Arram, 27, died of wounds he suffered two years earlier after an Israeli soldier shot him in the neck.

Medical sources at Yatta Governmental Hospital, in Yatta town south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said the young man, Haroun Rasmi Yousef Abu Arram, 27, was shot on January 1, 2021, in the Tiwani area, south of Hebron.

Yatta hospital director, Ziad Abu Zahra, said an Israeli soldier shot Abu Arram with a live round in the neck from point-blank range, causing very serious wounds that resulted in quadriplegia.

Abu Zahra added that the young man also suffered various serious complications, including pneumonia, peripheral artery disease in his leg before it was amputated, severe pneumonia, and serious pressure sores in the back and pelvis.

Abu Arram was moved to several hospitals and underwent numerous surgeries due to constant complications until he succumbed to his wounds.

After the young man was shot, his father said the army had been trying to force the family to leave their lands.

“They have been pressuring us to leave our lands; Haroun did nothing wrong; he was in his home when the soldiers came and tried to confiscate the electricity generator, which the family depends on,” the father added, “It is not a separate or a one-time incident; this is an ongoing occupation and escalating violations against innocent civilians.”

The father added that, before he was shot, his son had been recently engaged and planning to get married within a few days.

Haroun was from Yatta town south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Source: IMEMC