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

Mohammad Ali Khabisa

September 24, 2021: Mohammad Ali Khabisa, 28, was killed by Israeli soldiers who shot him with a live round to the head, in Sbeih Mountain in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Palestinian medical sources said Mohammad was shot with a live round in the head, in Sbeih Mountain, and was rushed to the an-Najah Hospital, in Nablus, where he succumbed to his very serious injuries.

The slain young man is a married father of an infant girl, only eight months of age, and is the eighth to be killed in Sbeih Mountain since the protests started 140 days ago after illegal Israeli colonizers installed an outpost on private Palestinian lands.

During Friday protests, Israeli soldiers also injured 29 Palestinians, including eight who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, 18 who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and two who suffered burns.

Beita has been witnessing constant protests, and repeated Israeli military invasions and violations since the illegal Israeli colonizers occupied the top of Sbeih Mountain and installed an outpost they named “Avitar.”

Following ongoing protests, the colonists left the outpost on July 2nd, but it was not dismantled, and they installed it again.

The outpost was installed in May of this year after the colonists kept trying to build a colony on the Palestinian lands five times in the last 30 years.

The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if it is occupied by the colonizers the colony would lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands, and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.

Mohammad was from Beita, south of Nablus. Source: IMEMC