Tariq Zebania

tariq-zabania-smJuly 15, 2019: Tariq Zebania, 7, was struck and killed by an Israeli settler vehicle while he was riding his bicycle near his village in the southern part of the West Bank, near Hebron.

Tariq was riding his bicycle by the settlement road near his town. He was struck by a car driven by an Israeli settler who headed into the ‘Adhoura’ settlement after hitting the boy.

Eyewitnesses called the Israeli security forces, who sent a military ambulance to transport the child to an Israeli hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

Local sources report that no efforts were made by the Israeli authorities to apprehend the driver who killed the boy.

Tariq was from Tarqumia, west of Hebron. Source: IMEMC

Abdullah Luay Gheith

May 31, 2019: Abdullah Luay Gheith, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers near the West Bank city of Bethlehem while trying to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Media sources said the soldiers shot and killed Abdullah, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after opening fire at him and several Palestinians, who were trying to enter Jerusalem from Wad Abu al-Hummus area, near the villages of al-Khass and an-No’man, east of Bethlehem.

The slain Palestinian child was shot with live Israeli military gunfire in his heart, and died instantly after the soldiers shot him.

They added that the soldiers also shot and seriously injured a young man, identified as Mo’men Abu Tbeish, 21, in the same incident.

The seriously wounded young man, from Hadabat al-Fawwar area, near Hebron, was rushed by Palestinian medics to Beit Jala governmental hospital.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers, stationed at Mazmouria military roadblock east of Bethlehem, opened fire at many Palestinians, who were not granted permits to enter occupied Jerusalem, and were trying to enter the city for prayers in Al-Aqsa.

In related news, the soldiers abducted a young man at Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, while trying to enter Jerusalem for prayers in Al-Aqsa.

Abdullah was from the city of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Yasser Fawzi Shweiki

March 12, 2019: Yasser Fawzi Shweiki, 36, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly after he attempted to stab them. Palestinian sources have confirmed that the slain man was distributing notices from the Sharia Court in the city, when the soldiers shot him.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers shot and seriously injured Yasser Fawzi Shweiki, 36, and prevented its medics from approaching him.

Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian was left bleeding on the ground, after the soldiers shot him in the chest, and the soldiers later dragged his corpse into the nearby Rajabi building.

His father, Fawzi Shweiki, said that he heard the gunshots, but did not know that it was his son, who works for the local Sharia court and was distributing notices, who was the victim.

Israeli sources claimed that the soldiers shot the Palestinian after he attempted to stab them with a knife.

After his death, groups of illegal fanatic colonialist settlers, including children, “celebrated his death” by dancing and chanting in the streets of the occupied city.

In related news, the Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip confirmed, Tuesday, that a young man, identified as Mousa Mohammad Mousa, 23, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire, on March 1st, during the Great Return March processions, has died from his wounds.

On Monday morning, a young man, identified as Bassam Sami Othman Safi, 22, died from serious wounds he suffered by Israeli army fire, on February 22, 2019.

Yasser was from Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Omar Hasan al-‘Awawda

December 11, 2018: Omar Hasan al-‘Awawda, 27, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers  while driving his car in Ethna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after he reportedly “failed to stop for inspection.”

The head of the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, Dr. Yousef Takrouri, said the soldiers shot Omar with several live rounds in his back.

He added that Red Crescent medics rushed the young man to the hospital in critical condition, but he succumbed to his serious wounds.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers opened fire at the car, after its driver “failed to stop for inspection,” and “endangered the lives of the soldiers.”

Army officials alleged that the Palestinians tried to ram employees of the “Civil Administration Office,” and Border Guard officers, who were operating in the town.

Omar was from Ethna, east of Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Moammar Arif al-Atrash

October 22, 2018: Moammar Arif Refa’ey al-Atrash, 42, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank.

The army claimed that Moammar had tried to carry out a stabbing attack on soldiers stationed near Ibrahimi Mosque, lightly wounding one soldier.

According to the Israeli Army’s official statement, “An assailant attempted to stab a soldier adjacent to the Cave of the Patriarchs, (The Ibrahimi Mosque) lightly injuring him. The soldier and other forces at the scene, responded with live fire”.

A Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance rushed to the scene, but the soldiers refused to allow the medics to approach the Palestinian.

The father of al-Atrash was interviewed by local media, and told them that his son was having a problem with his wife, and they were temporarily separated  for about a week, and that he has a brother in the Old City of Hebron that he goes to visit every day.

The now-deceased al-Atrash has three daughters and four sons, one of whom is in Ofer Israeli prison.

While being interviewed, the father received a call from his family telling him that the soldiers invaded their home, and told them that they intend to demolish it.

Moammar was from Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ari Fuld

September 16, 2018: Ari Fuld, 40, died of wounds sustained earlier the same day when he was stabbed at the entrance of a mall near Gush Etzion colony, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ari died from serious wounds to his upper body at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, in occupied Jerusalem.

He was a paramilitary militia member from Efrat illegal colony, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. He had traveled to Israel from the U.S. in order to join the paramilitary colony several years prior.

The Palestinian,who reportedly stabbed and wounded the settler has been identified as Khalil Jabarin, 17, from Yatta town, south of Hebron. The Israeli National News, Arutz Sheva, said the wounded settler shot the Palestinian, who was also shot by a security guard and another settler.

Israeli daily Haaretz said that, according to a source close to Jabarin’s family, the teen told his parents about his intention to carry out an attack in the Ibrahimi Mosque area in Hebron city.

Haaretz added that the “family informed the security forces, but they were unable to find him in that area.”

Israeli Ynet News quoted Dr. Alon Schwartz, the head of Shaare Zedek Trauma Units, stating that the man “arrived at the hospital with a stab wound in his chest on the right side of his back, without a pulse.”The right-wing Israeli National News Agency quoted Lior Shurka, a friend of Ari, telling Tazpit Press Serve, an international Israeli news agency, that Ari “was active in explaining and defending Israel’s name,” adding that he was close to launching a Hasbara website in English, “defending Israel’s reputation.”

Shurka added that resuscitation efforts were carried out for fifty minutes, but the man died from his severe wounds, and his family was informed.

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, a Palestinian child, Soheib Abdul-Salam Abu Kashef, 16, died from serious wounds he suffered of August 3rd after Israeli soldiers shot him in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

On the day of his serious injury, the Health Ministry said the soldiers engaged in the excessive use of force against the nonviolent “Great Return March” in Gaza, on its nineteenth consecutive week, killing a young man, identified as Ahmad Yahia Atallah Yaghi, 25, and wounding 220 Palestinians, including 90 who were shot with live fire.

On Friday, September 14, 2018, the Israeli army killed three civilians, including a child, and Injured 148, Including 19 children, five women and five paramedics, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has reported.

On the morning after the stabbing took place, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the home of Khalil Yousef al-Jabarin, the Palestinian who allegedly carried out the stabbing, and took measurements of the property in preparation for demolishing it, Maan News Agency has reported.

Maan stated that the soldiers surrounded and invaded Yatta town, south of Hebron, before storming the family home of the seventeen year old, and ransacking the property, causing excessive damage.

The soldiers, from the Combat Engineering Corps, took measurements of the property to prepare for demolishing it, as part of Israel’s illegal collective punishment policies targeting families of Palestinians who carried out, or are accused of carrying out attacks, against Israelis.

Ari was from Efrat settlement, located on illegally-seized Palestinian land near Bethlehem, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Wael Abdul-Fattah al-Ja’bari

Wael JabariSeptember 3, 2018: Wael Abdul-Fattah al-Ja’bari, 27, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the al-Mowahel military checkpoint, located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Keryat Arba in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The soldiers shot the young man with multiple live rounds, then left him lying on the ground and prevented ambulances from reaching him. He eventually bled to death from his wounds.

Although the soldiers claimed that the young man had attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the checkpoint, they presented no evidence for this claim, and the video released by the Israeli military shows al-Jabari’s body lying on the ground far from the checkpoint in the middle of the street.

This is presumably where he was standing where he was shot, and the location is at least twenty meters away from the checkpoint.

The Palestinian has been identified as Wael Abdul-Fattah al-Ja’bari, a 27-year-old Palestinian, from Hebron.

The slain Palestinian is a married father of two children,  and was shot just meters away from his home.

Israeli forces reportedly shot the youth with several bullets throughout his body and prevented the access of ambulance crews to the site of the incident, leaving the youth to bleed to death.

No Israeli soldiers were injured or hurt in any way, as the young man was shot while far from the checkpoint.

Reporters from Palestine TV attempted to cover the incident, but were prevented by Israeli soldiers from accessing the area, and were attacked by the soldiers, who hit them and tried to break their equipment.

According to Human Rights Watch, Palestinians in Hebron are subjected to harassment ‘almost every day’ owing to a resurgence of extremist Zionism within Jewish enclaves.

In 2016, two Israeli soldiers received only 9 months in prison for shooting two Palestinian civilians dead; in 2012 a female Israeli soldier was awarded a Certificate of Merit for shooting an unarmed 17-year-old boy at a checkpoint, according to journalist Ruari Wood of Amity Underground.

Israeli settlers in Hebron frequently chop down olive trees that provide a livelihood to many Palestinians, and rolling armored Caterpillar bulldozers through buildings that have reliably sheltered generations of Palestinian families.

Wael was from Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ya’coub Fayeq Nassar

Yacoub NassarJuly 8, 2018: Ya’coub Fayeq Nassar, 18, died of wounds sustained 9 years ago, in 2009, when he was shot by Israeli forces and paralyzed.

Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, said that Yacoub died, Sunday, from very serious complications resulting from wounds, he suffered in 2009, after Israeli soldiers shot him.

Yacoub was just a child, 9 years of age, when the soldiers shot him in his spine, in the al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank, and suffered ongoing complications.

His injury caused paralysis, and he spent years being transferred to various Palestinian hospitals in West Bank, and was eventually moved to an Israeli hospital where he underwent many surgeries and medical procedures.

In February of last year, the doctors at Ichilov Hospital had to amputate his legs, but his condition continued to deteriorate, and he suffered a renal failure, before eventually succumbing to his wounds.

Yacoub was from Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Rami Wahid Hasan Sabarna

June 2, 2018: Rami Wahid Hasan Sabarna, 36, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, while he and other workers were conducting work for the Hebron City Council to rehabilitate and expand a road near the Ibrahimi Mosque.

The Health Ministry in Hebron said the soldiers fatally shot Rami in Jaber neighborhood in the Old City, near the military roadblock leading to the Ibrahimi Mosque.

The Ministry added that the soldiers also stopped a Palestinian ambulance at the scene, and prevented the medics from approaching the Palestinian, before he bled to death.

An Israeli ambulance later arrived, and its medics placed Rami’s body in a black bag and took it away.

The army claimed that the Palestinian worker “attempted to ram the soldiers with his vehicle, before they shot him,” an allegation which was denied by eyewitnesses, who said the young man was just working, and did not attempt to attack the soldiers, or harm them in any way.

Aref Jaber, a local nonviolent activist against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, who lives near the area where the army killed the worker, said Sabarna was driving a small and loud bulldozer, and added that the worker passed by some soldiers who then started shouting at him an ordering him to stop.

“He did not pose any threat to them, he passed by them and could not hear their shouts and orders,” Aref said, “Then, they just opened fire at him and his bulldozer, seriously wounded him, before removing him from his vehicle and leaving him to bleed on the ground. When Red Crescent medics arrived, the soldiers prevented them from providing Sabarna with the urgently needed treatment, and he bled to death, before the soldiers placed his corpse in a black plastic bag and took him away.”

The soldiers also removed media outlets from the area, and prevented the journalists from performing their duties.

Rami’s death follows the killing of a young Palestinian woman the day before, a volunteer medic identified as Razan Ashraf Najjar, 22. On the same day, Israeli forces injured 100 Palestinians, including 40 with live fire, in the Gaza Strip.

Rami was from Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Edrees Shaker Jabareen

May 15, 2018: Edrees Shaker Jabareen, 58, died from the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers invaded the ad-Dowwara area, in Sa’ir town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and resorted to the excessive use of force against nonviolent Palestinian protesters.

Jabareen, a member of the Local Council in Sa’ir town, was rushed to the Emergency Unit at the al-Ahli Hospital, but died from the severe effects of the toxic gas bombs fired by the soldiers.

The Palestinian suffocated near his home in the ad-Dowwara area, after the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs at the protesters, and was rushed to the al-Ahli Hospital, in Hebron, where he died at the Urgent Care Unit.

Medics said the man was standing near his home talking to some other Palestinians, but the intensity of the Israeli gas bombs covered the entire area before he collapsed, and was rushed to the hospital.

Edrees did not suffer from any health issues, or preexisting conditions, especially since he underwent routine medical checkups just a few days prior to his death, and received a clean bill of health.

On the same day, an armed Israeli colonialist settler tried to ram a young man, identified as Bilal Za’tari, 28, with his car near Khirbat Qalqas area, south of Hebron city, and when the man managed to run away, the settler shot him with a live round in his arm, and fled the scene.

The wounded young man suffered a moderate injury, and was rushed to the Al-Ahli Hospital.

Furthermore, the soldiers attacked protesters in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, with live fire, gas bombs and concussion grenades, in addition to directly targeting a home with gas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Edrees was from Sa’ir town, north of Hebron. Source: IMEMC