Amro Khaled Al-Khmour

January 16, 2023: Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the child succumbed to a serious gunshot wound to the head.

The child was shot at dawn when many army vehicles invaded the refugee camp, violently searched homes, and abducted a young man.

He was rushed to Beit Jala hospital before he was moved to Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation due to the seriousness of his wounds before he succumbed to his injuries.

The invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Media sources said the soldiers searched several homes and abducted Mahmoud Salah Hammash, 24.

Hours after the child’s death, hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of Beit Jala governmental hospital and marched to the child’s home in the Deheishe refugee camp.


Video By WAFA News

The Palestinians held the funeral ceremony and procession and headed to the Shuhada graveyard in the Artas nearby village while chanting for liberation and independence and calling for International Protection for the Palestinian people.

The child’s death brings the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army in the first sixteen days of this year to fourteen, including four children.

  1. January 16, 2023: Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14.
  2. January 15, 2023: Ahmad Hasan Kahala, 45.
  3. January 14, 2023: Yazan Samer Ja’bari, 19.
  4. January 14, 2023: Amjad Adnan Khaliliyya, 23.
  5. January 14, 2023: Ezzeddin Bassem Hamamra, 24.
  6. January 12, 2023: Habib Mohammad Kamil, 25.
  7. January 12, 2023: Abdul-Hadi Fakhri Nazzal, 18.
  8. January 12, 2023: Samir Awni Aslan, 41.
  9. January 11, 2023: Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21.
  10. January 11, 2023: Sanad Mohammad Samamra, 19.
  11. January 05, 2023: Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16.
  12. January 03, 2023: Adam Essam Ayyad, 15.
  13. January 02, 2023: Fuad Mohammad ‘Aabed, 17.
  14. January 02, 2023: Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22.

Amro was from Deheishe camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Adam Essam Ayyad

January 03, 2023: Adam Essam Ayyad, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

A large Israeli military force invaded the refugee camp before the soldiers stormed, violently searched homes, leading to protests, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources said the soldiers killed Adam after shooting him with a live round in the chest.

The sources said Palestinian medics provided the seriously injured child with the needed first aid and rushed him to a hospital in Bethlehem, but he succumbed to his wounds.

The soldiers also shot another child with a live round in the arm before the medics rushed him to a hospital.

During the searches of homes in the refugee camp, the soldiers abducted a young man Anan Ahmad Sarabta.

The child is the third Palestinian to be killed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank in the first three days of this new year, 2023.

On Monday dawn, dozens of armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Kafr Dan town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and killed  Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22, and Fuad Mohammad ‘Aabed, 25, and injured at least eight others, one seriously.

Last year, in 2022, Israeli soldiers killed 224 Palestinians, including 59 from the Jenin governorate, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Adam, the only child of his parents, was from the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Omar Yousef Fararja

December 05, 2022: Omar Yousef Manna’ Fararja, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers who also shot six others and abducted three, including his brother, in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian TV said the soldiers surrounded the Deheishe refugee camp and occupied the rooftops of tall buildings overlooking it before undercover officers infiltrated it using a car carrying Palestinian license plates.

It added that the Palestinians became aware of the undercover officers before many armored military vehicles invaded the refugee camp, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Omar after shooting him with live rounds in the chest.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers also shot six Palestinians with live fire before Palestinian medics rushed them to Bethlehem hospitals.

The soldiers also stormed and ransacked many homes and abducted three Palestinians, Omar’s brother, Yazan Fararja, 24, in addition to Odai Essam Abu Nassar, 24, and his brother Mu’ath, 27.

On Monday afternoon, thousands of Palestinians held a funeral procession that started in Deheishe refugee camp and headed towards the Shuhada Graveyard in the nearby Artas village, south of Bethlehem.

It is worth mentioning that Omar was a political prisoner, imprisoned by Israel several times, including when he was held under the arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.

Omar was from the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Rayyan Yasser Suleiman

September 29, 2022: Rayyan Yasser Suleiman, 7, died from a heart attack after Israeli soldiers chased the terrified child to his home, accusing him and his brother of throwing stones at them.

Initial reports indicated that the soldiers chased Rayyan and many other schoolchildren when the army invaded Tuqu town, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, before he fell from an altitude and died.

However, further investigations and testimonies, including one of his teachers, revealed that the soldiers literally scared the child to death when many soldiers stormed and ransacked his family’s home to abduct his brother.

One of his teachers said Rayan and dozens of children, and after a normal (except for the presence of the soldiers), were chased by the soldiers all the way to their homes or near their homes, causing severe anxiety attacks that caused Rayan to have a heart attack.

She added that the day was just as any other normal school day, but ended with Israeli soldiers chasing the children, and causing Rayyan to suffer a heart attack.

The Israeli army frequently invaded schools’ areas in several parts of the occupied West Bank, especially when the children head to their schools or when they walk back home.

Since Palestinian villages and towns are generally small, it is normal for schoolchildren to walk to school and walk back home.

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers wanted “question the parents about a stone-throwing incident. However, it is not unusual for the Israeli occupation army to abduct and interrogate small children.

The Health Ministry said Palestinian medics rushed Rayyan to the Emergency Department of Beit Jala governmental hospital, but he had no heartbeats, and all efforts to save his life failed.

After the child’s death, many soldiers invaded his family’s home and ransacked it before interrogating his parents and other Palestinians.

Israeli soldiers have killed 35 Palestinian children, 19 in the West Bank and 16 in the Gaza Strip, since the beginning of this year, the Health Ministry stated.

On the same day, the soldiers invaded a Palestinian school in the southern area of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, before attacking and injuring many schoolchildren and teachers.

A day earlier, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians and injured forty-four, some seriously, in a massive invasion of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rayyan was from Tuqu town, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mousa Haroun Abu Mahameed

September 03, 2022: Mousa Haroun Abu Mahameed, 40, a Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel, died at the Assaf Harofeh Israeli medical center.

Two days before his death, his family from Beit Ta’mar village, east of Bethlehem, held Israel responsible for the sharp and sudden health deterioration which eventually led to his death.

His father, Haron, said he was surprised to be informed by the International Committee of the Red Cross that his son, who was healthy when he was taken prisoner, was not in prison when he tried to apply for a permit to visit with him, an issue that was of great concern to the family before it contacted human rights groups.

Haron added that he was later informed that his son was admitted to the Assaf Harofeh Israeli medical center.

Mousa had a psychological condition and received treatment prior to being abducted, but was otherwise healthy, not suffering from any health condition or diseases.

When the father was finally able to head to the hospital on Wednesday, August 21, 2022, the doctors told him that his son was in a critical condition and that he was admitted on August 7, but neither the family nor the Red Cross or any other group were informed.

The Israeli soldiers abducted Mousa in June of 2021 while crossing a military roadblock heading to his work in Jerusalem.

The army said Mousa was taken prisoner because he had no permit to enter or work in occupied Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) held Israel responsible for Abu Mahameed’s death, adding that Israel has escalated its violations against the Palestinian workers since the beginning of this year, not only by assaulting and abducting them, but also by opening fire at them at crossing points and military roadblocks.

Israeli soldiers abducted more than 2140 Palestinians since the beginning of this year, 2022, including more than 450 Palestinians, among them many children, who were abducted on April 15 in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Also, there are more than 600 ailing Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, among them 200 with chronic conditions and 22 who have cancer and tumors, including Nasser Abu Hmeid, who is in a serious condition due to lung cancer.

It is worth mentioning that Israel still holds the corpses of 357 Palestinians, including 106 who were killed after 2015, and continues to refuse them to their families and 256 buried in the so-called “Numbers Graveyards.”

Mousa was from Beit Ta’mar village, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin

June 02, 2022: Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin, 29, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers when the Israeli army invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp from several directions before storming and ransacking many homes, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters and surrounding homes.

Medical sources have confirmed that an Israeli army sharpshooter occupying a rooftop of a Palestinian home killed a young man after shooting him with a live round in the heart. The soldiers also shot another young man with a live round in the leg.

The Palestinian Health Ministry officially identified the slain young man as former political prisoner Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin, 29.

The Palestinian was not participating in the protests and his killed while walking near his home when the soldiers shot him.

“He wasn’t participating in protests. I was talking to him on the phone just before the soldiers shot him, and he told me the soldiers were near the house and that he was staying home,” his brother said, “Ayman was shot in front of his home the moment he stepped out when he thought the army left the refugee camp. The soldiers were hiding in the alleys before one of them shot him.”

Palestine TV said Aman’s father suffered a mild heart attack after hearing the news about his son’s killing and was rushed to a hospital in Bethlehem.

His brother said Ayman had a heart condition and could not run or even walk for any distance without needing to sit down to catch his breath.

The soldiers abducted two Palestinians, Issa Shadi Ma’ali, 20, and former political prisoner Abdullah Nayef Ramadan, 30, from their homes in the refugee camp.

The soldiers invaded the Ma’ali family home to abduct Jad but could not find him and decided to abduct his brother, Issa, to pressure Jad into turning himself in to the army.

The invasion was initially conducted by undercover forces driving a car with Palestinian license plates before many army jeeps invaded the refugee camp.

On Wednesday evening, a Palestinian man, who was seriously injured during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in May of 2021, died from his wounds at a hospital in Egypt.

The Health Ministry in Gaza identified the Palestinian as Yasser Atiya al-Masri, 41, from Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Also Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Bilal Awad Kabaha, 24, after shooting him with live rounds in the chest and thigh, and injured at least six, including three who suffered serious wounds, during protests that took place after many army jeeps invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Earlier Wednesday, the army killed a Palestinian journalist, Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, after shooting her at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank

Ayman was from the Deheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mo’tasem Mohammad Atallah

May 8, 2022: Mo’tasem Mohammad Atallah, 18, was killed by Israeli forces near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Tekoa’, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli military claimed that the young man had infiltrated the settlement land, and “was trespassing on the private property of a resident”.

After killing him, the soldiers said they found a knife in Atallah’s pocket and claimed that was their justification for killing him.

The army then issued an order to all of the illegal Israeli settlers living in the colony of Tuqu’ to stay in their homes, saying (without evidence) that they suspected a terrorist attack was underway.

Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that “a Palestinian who infiltrated the Tekoa settlement was shot, and he was neutralized”, adding that, “the residents of Tuqu’ were instructed to stay in their homes for fear of infiltration into the settlement after a suspect entered a house in the settlement and was shot.” The paper also reported that Atallah was one of four young men who had entered the settlement.

No other Palestinians were apprehended. No Israelis were injured.

The killing of Atallah came after a week of lockdown in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by the Israeli military forces which run the two Palestinian Territories under martial law.

On Sunday, following a security assessment, Israeli military officials decided to reopen the crossings which had been closed for the past week – first in preparation for Jewish holidays, then, after an attack in Elad, Israel which left three Israelis dead on Thursday. The closure remained in place for residents of the village of Rommana, in the northern West Bank, which is home to the two Palestinians suspected of carrying out the Elad attack.

Also Sunday evening, another Palestinian young man was killed by Israeli forces near Tulkarem. He was identified as Mahmoud Sami Khalil Aram, 27.

Mutassim was from Harmala village, east of Bethlehem. Source: IMEMC

 

Omar Mohammad Elyan

April 13, 2022: Omar Mohammad Elyan, 20, was killed by Israeli soldiers during protests that took place in Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah after several army jeeps invaded it.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the Israeli soldiers shot Omar with a live round in the chest.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, killing Omar, seriously injuring one Palestinian, and moderately wounding another.

The army also injured five other Palestinians who were rushed to a local clinic by the medics before the soldiers surrounded it.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said a young man was injured when the soldiers rammed him with their armored military jeep.

The soldiers withdrew from the town shortly before invading it again and abducted three young men, Abdul-Fattah Hammad, Khaled Eyad Hamed, and Ahmad Abdullah Hamed.

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.

On Wednesday morning, 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, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Omar was from Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Qussai Fuad Hamamra

April 13, 2022: Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14 was killed by Israeli soldiers in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Many army jeeps invaded the al-Matina area near the main road of Husan, leading to protests, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters and many surrounding homes.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot a child with a live round in the head and left him bleeding without first aid, especially after the army prevented the Palestinian medics from reaching him.

It added that the soldiers took the corpse of the slain child and refused to allow its transfer to the Palestinian side.

The Palestinians and the medics tried to retrieve the corpse of the slain child, but the soldiers prevented them and started pushing them away.

The child was walking home after performing evening prayers at the local mosque.

After killing Qussai, the soldiers surrounded the mosque and refused to allow the Palestinians to leave.

The army made several allegations, including claiming that the child was throwing stones at the soldiers or that he was throwing a Molotov cocktail.

However, eyewitnesses said Qussai was not participating in any protests but was walking back home from the local mosque.

Medical sources have confirmed at least eleven injuries, including some with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets.

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, especially after the soldiers fired gas bombs at mosques to force the locals to leave.

Qussai was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday morning, 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, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Qussai was from Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Ali Ghneim

April 10, 2022: Mohammad Ali Ghneim, 21, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the Al-Khader town, south of the Bethlehem city in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian, a former political prisoner, was standing near his home, close to the illegal Annexation Wall, when shot with a live round in the back before the bullet exited from the chest area.

Palestinian medics rushed Mohammad to the al-Yamama hospital in Al-Khader town, where he died from his serious wounds.

In related news, the soldiers killed a widowed Palestinian mother of six children, Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, and another woman, Maha Kathem Awad Zaatari, 24, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Mohammad was from the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC