Seham Nimir

March 29, 2017: Seham Rateb Nimir, 49, was killed by Israeli soldiers in east Jerusalem after allegedly attacking soldiers with scissors. Palestinians who saw the shooting said that she wasn’t carrying any weapons, did not attempt to attack the soldiers, and that an argument had erupted between her and the soldiers baefore one of them shot her with his pistol, and another shot her with his rifle. The soldiers subsequently abducted one of her daughters and took her to an unknown destination. Seham bled to death as her body was left on the ground and soldiers prevented people from approaching her (see video).

Seham was the mother on Mustafa Nimir, who was killed by the Israeli soldiers on September 5, 2016 after the soldiers claimed he attempted to ram them with his car. The army later changed their stance on the incident, saying, “his cousin was recklessly driving the car, leading to the fatal shooting.”

Israel held her corpse at a morgue until releasing it to her family on April 26, 2017, and was buried at a cemetery in Shu’fat refugee camp, next to her son, Mustafa. Seham was from Shu’fat refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC