Maha Kathem Zaatari

April 10, 2022: Maha Kathem Awad Zaatari, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, after she reportedly stabbed a soldier, causing a mild injury.

The Israeli army claimed the woman arrived at the roadblock, where many soldiers and officers are stationed, and stabbed one before she was fatally shot.

After killing the young woman, the army closed the Ibrahimi Mosque and declared the area around it a closed military zone.

|Update: On December 23, 2022, the Israeli Authorities finally allowed the transfer of her corpse to her family.|

The soldiers prevented the Palestinian medics, who rushed to the area, from approaching her to render the needed medical aid.

The soldiers also fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians to force them away.

After her death, the soldiers invaded her home and ransacked it, in addition to interrogating her family.

On the same day, the soldiers killed a widowed Palestinian mother of six children, Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

Maha was from the Abu Da’jan area in Hebron city, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC