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