Shalom Sofer

November 8, 2022: Shalom Sofer, 63, died from serious wounds he suffered on October 25, reportedly after a Palestinian stabbed him in the Al-Funduq village east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Shalom was pronounced dead  after a sharp deterioration in his condition.

Shalom was a colonialist settler from the Kedumim illegal colony east of Qalqilia in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Channel 7 quoted Shalom’s son, Lidor Sofer, stating that his father was recovering but suffered a serious health setback.

The son added that his father was discharged from the hospital last week and seemed to be recovering, but “suddenly, one of his wounds opened.”

The Israeli army said the soldiers arrested a Palestinian, believed to be the one who stabbed Shalom, hours after the attack took place.

Earlier the same day Shalom was stabbed, Israeli soldiers killed five Palestinians and injured twenty-one, including four who suffered life-threatening wounds, during an invasion of the center of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as Zahi Ahmad Baghdadi, 27, Hamdi Sbeih Ramzi Qayyim, 30, Ali Khaled Omar Antar, 26, Hamdi Mohammad Sabri Sharaf, 35, and Wadea’ Sbeih Hweih, 31.

At dawn same day, Israeli soldiers killed Qussai Mahmoud Tamimi, 19, in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah in the central West Bank.

Shalom was from Kedumim illegal colony, east of Qalqilia in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Osama Abu Jom’a

September 22, 2022: Mohammad Osama Abu Jom’a, 23, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Modi’in Illit illegal colony built on stolen Palestinian lands west of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli sources claimed that the Palestinian mildly injured eight Israeli colonizers after he allegedly “lunged at a car, tried to open its doors and attacked the Israelis with a knife and pepper spray.”

They alleged that two Israelis were stabbed and suffered light wounds, and six were maced with pepper spray before an off-duty police officer who happened to be in the area fatally shot the Palestinian.

Israeli medical sources said the injured Israelis were all treated by medics at the scene due to their mild wounds.

Israel Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai arrived at the scene and met Senior Staff Sergeant “Major D.” a Border Police officer who killed the Palestinian and saluted him

“Major D.” claimed that “he was in his car with his wife when the Palestinian opened the door and “tried to stab them,” he also presented his version of the “sequence of events” that led to him fatally shooting Mohammad.

The officer claimed that, after the Palestinian tried to open the car’s door to stab his wife, he stepped on the gas and sped away to a distance of about 20 meters before getting out of the vehicle and heading to Mohammad.

The officer also claimed that he only drew his weapon and fired several shots when he saw that Mohammad continued to run in his direction before he fired more rounds at him.

The Border Police commissioner, Amir Cohen also “thanked the officer” for his “professionalism and for saving lives….”

The family of the slain Palestinian denied the Israeli allegations and said that Mohammad and one of his relatives worked at the colony and added that an argument broke out between Mohammad and his employer before a colonizer used pepper spray, leading to a scuffle and the subsequent fatal shooting.

They added that no knife or sharp objects were involved, and that Mohammad’s life could have been spared if the off-duty officer in plain clothes did not elect to use his firearm and used other means to defuse the situation.

Mohammad was from the at-Tour town in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Noam Raz

May 13, 2022: Noam Raz, 47, was killed by Palestinian fighters when Israeli soldiers carried out a dawn invasion into the village of Burqin and Jenin refugee camp, in the Jenin governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Times Of Israel said, “Raz was one of the founding members of Kida,” an illegal colony near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Raz was part of a squadron of troops that attacked the family home of Mohammad al-Dab’i in the village of Burqin in a pre-dawn raid.

The soldiers besieged the home for hours, while Palestinian resistance fighters gathered inside to try to protect the home. Some of those inside the home eventually came outside with their hands raised and were taken by the soldiers, but Israeli forces continued the siege and began to open fire on those that remained inside, wounding eleven.

During the invasion of the Palestinian village, the invading Israeli soldiers came under fire from Palestinian resistance fighters, one of whom apparently fired a bullet that hit Raz. Israeli soldiers shot 11 Palestinians during their assault on the village.

During the invasion, the soldiers shot and seriously injured Daoud Zobeidi, 40, the brother of the famous Palestinian prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi, who was one of six prisoners who managed to escape from a high-security Israeli prison last year by digging a tunnel with spoons. Daoud died from his wounds two days later.

The high-profile prison escape was a source of embarrassment for the Israeli government, which prides itself on its security measures — arms and security equipment are Israel’s biggest export.

After he was shot, Raz was taken to the Rambam Hospital in Haifa with critical gunshot wounds, and later died of his wounds.

Raz died on the same day that a Palestinian who was wounded by Israeli soldiers last month while praying during the Holy Month of Ramadan died of his wounds, and just two days after a world-famous Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, was shot execution-style by Israeli soldiers while standing with other journalists in front of a stone wall in Jenin.

Shireen was shot with a live round in the head while wearing her press vest and helmet when an Israeli army sharpshooter fired one round at her.

The Ministry added that the soldiers first shot journalist Ali Sammoudi with a live round in the back, just as the journalists from various media agencies gathered in an open area in a clear line of sight from Israeli soldiers when the army committed its heinous crime.

Sammoudi, who was shot in the back, said that he, Shireen, and several other journalists gathered near a UNRWA-run school near Jenin refugee camp and were all wearing press vests and helmets before the soldiers shot him in the back and then shot Shireen with a live round in the head.

Noam, a married father of six children and a 23-year veteran of the “Yamam” special forces unit, was from Kida illegal colony near Ramallah, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC