Rina Dee

April 07, 2023: Rina Dee, 15, was one of two Israeli sisters from the Efrat illegal colony near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, who were killed in a shooting incident in the Jordan Valley in the West Bank. Their mother was wounded in the attack.

The two sisters were the daughters of British-Israeli Rabbi Leo Dee, and they were in a car traveling with their mother to a hiking spot in the Jordan Valley when the car was shot at by unknown assailants and ran off the road, killing both of the daughters.

The BBC said Maia was 20 years old and volunteering for national service in a high school.

Reports indicated that emergency teams found three Israeli women with signs of gunshot wounds on them in the northern part of the Jordan Valley of the West Bank.

The two women and their mother, Lucy, 45, who suffered serious wounds, were airlifted by a military helicopter to the hospital.

The reports added that the three women were in a car that came under gunfire and said that the army initiated a massive search campaign to locate the persons behind the shooting.

Two of the wounded injured, in their twenties, succumbed to their critical wounds and were officially declared dead at the scene, and one, in her forties, is in critical condition.

According to the army, the shooting occurred not far from the Al-Hamra area, and the military initiated a massive manhunt, including military helicopters, to locate the shooters.

Israeli Police Chief, Kobi Shabtai, called on all Israelis, who are licensed to carry firearms and skilled in using them, to do so.

The incident occurred amidst increasing Israeli violations and invasions of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, resulting in dozens of abductions and injuries.

At least 92 Palestinians, including 16 children, and 14 Israelis, including 3 children, have been killed by someone from the other side in 2023.

Rina was from London and had recently moved to the illegal Israeli colony of Efrat with her family. Source: IMEMC

Asher Menachem Paley

February 11, 2023: Asher Menachem Paley, 8, who was critically a day earlier succumbed to his wounds, after being hit by a car while standing at a bus stop in Jerusalem.

According to an eyewitness, the Palestinian who was driving the car, Hussein Qaraqe’, 31, from the Al-Isawiya town in Jerusalem, tried to indicate to the Israelis around the crashed car, many of whom were armed, that it was an accident and not to shoot him.

But after a rock was thrown at the car, and the driver moved, he was shot by multiple shooters and killed.

The Israelis who were killed in this incident have been identified as Asher’s six-year old brother, Yaakov Paley, and Alter Shlomo Lederman, a 20-year-old rabbinical student who had been married for two months.

Yaakov Paley

Yaakov’s funeral was held on Friday afternoon, with family members in attendance, and was restricted to family members and neighbors. Alter was a newlywed, who was married four months earlier.

One eyewitness told the Israeli paper Ha’aretz that at first, it appeared to be an accident when the vehicle ran off the road and onto the crowded bus stop.

At some point, someone threw a large stone at the vehicle, the attacker moved, and everyone fired at him.”

Another eyewitness told reporters, “For about a minute, several people with guns stood around the vehicle and pointed at the driver, but did not shoot. The driver made a sign with his hands as if to say ‘no,’ and everyone held their fire.

Alter Shlomo
Alter Shlomo

Hussein, the driver of the vehicle, a construction worker and father of three, had been injured six months before in a construction accident.

He had been renting an apartment in Jerusalem to be able to get to job sites without having to cross from his hometown in al-Isawiya each day and potentially get stopped at a checkpoint and unable to make it to work.

Following the incident, which was either an accident or a so-called ‘lone wolf’ attack, Israeli security officials met to discuss the punishment they are planning for the besieged Palestinian population living under Israeli martial law in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip.

Hussein Qaraqe’

Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir stated that he had given an order for Israeli police to establish checkpoints throughout the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Isawiya “and to stop everyone one by one, and just check each vehicle.”

These types of checkpoints, particularly on Friday afternoon, wreak havoc on the commutes of thousands of workers, teachers and students trying to get home.

Israeli troops invaded the home of the Palestinian driver Hussein Khaled Qaraqe’ and dragged out his wife, father and two brothers, in front of the three young children. The soldiers took them to a military base for so-called ‘enhanced interrogation’.

In at-Tour village, where other relatives of the deceased Khaled Qaraqe’ reside, Israeli troops invaded and abducted an additional six family members.

According to the Jerusalem Post, two children were listed as critically injured in the attack, two adults were seriously injured, and two suffered moderate wounds before the child, a six-year-old boy, and the young man succumbed to their wounds.

Israeli Ynet News said soldiers and police officers were searching for “other potential suspects,” adding that they entered a synagogue with their guns drawn during the search.

Also Friday, an Israeli colonizer rammed a Palestinian with his car in the Qalqas area, south of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank. Medical sources said the Palestinian, Sufian Mohammad Al-Jo’ba, 38, suffered a fracture in his arm and was moved to a hospital in the city.

Yaakov was from Ramat, Israel. Source: Source: IMEMC, Times Of Israel

Yaakov Israel Paley

February 10, 2023: Yaakov Israel Paley, 6, was hit by a car while standing at a bus stop in Jerusalem.

According to an eyewitness, the Palestinian who was driving the car tried to indicate to the Israelis around the crashed car, many of whom were armed, that it was an accident and not to shoot him.

But after a rock was thrown at the car, and the driver moved, he was shot by multiple shooters and killed.

The Israelis who were killed in this incident have been identified as six-year old Yaakov Paley from Ramot and Alter Shlomo Liderman, 20, a rabbinical student from Jerusalem who had been married for two months.

Asher Menachem Paley

Yaakov’s funeral was held on Friday afternoon, with family members in attendance, and was restricted to family members and neighbors.

Yaakov’s brother Asher Menachem Paley, 8, who was critically injured in the attack succumbed to his wounds, Saturday, February 11.

The Palestinian driver, Hussein Khaled Qaraqe’, 31, from the Al-Isawiya town in Jerusalem, was shot dead at the scene.

Qaraqe’ was a construction worker and father of three, had been injured six months before in a construction accident.

One eyewitness told the Israeli paper Ha’aretz that at first, it appeared to be an accident when the vehicle ran off the road and onto the crowded bus stop.

Alter Shlomo
Alter Shlomo

Another eyewitness told reporters, “For about a minute, several people with guns stood around the vehicle and pointed at the driver, but did not shoot. The driver made a sign with his hands as if to say ‘no,’ and everyone held their fire. At some point, someone threw a large stone at the vehicle, the attacker moved, and everyone fired at him.”

The driver of the vehicle, a 31-year Palestinian construction worker and father of three, had been injured six months before in a construction accident. He had been renting an apartment in Jerusalem to be able to get to job sites without having to cross from his hometown in al-Isawiya each day and potentially get stopped at a checkpoint and unable to make it to work.

Following the incident, which was either an accident or a so-called ‘lone wolf’ attack, Israeli security officials met to discuss the punishment they are planning for the besieged Palestinian population living under Israeli martial law in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip.

Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir stated that he had given an order for Israeli police to establish checkpoints throughout the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Isawiya “and to stop everyone one by one, and just check each vehicle.”

These types of checkpoints, particularly on Friday afternoon, wreak havoc on the commutes of thousands of workers, teachers and students trying to get home.

Israeli troops invaded the home of the Palestinian driver Hussein Khaled Qaraqe’ and dragged out his wife, father and two brothers, in front of the three young children. The soldiers took them to a military base for so-called ‘enhanced interrogation’.

In at-Tour village, where other relatives of the deceased Khaled Qaraqe’ reside, Israeli troops invaded and abducted an additional six family members.

According to the Jerusalem Post, two children were listed as critically injured in the attack, two adults were seriously injured, and two suffered moderate wounds before the child, a six-year-old boy, and the young man succumbed to their wounds.

Israeli Ynet News said soldiers and police officers were searching for “other potential suspects,” adding that they entered a synagogue with their guns drawn during the search.

Also Friday, an Israeli colonizer rammed a Palestinian with his car in the Qalqas area, south of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank. Medical sources said the Palestinian, Sufian Mohammad Al-Jo’ba, 38, suffered a fracture in his arm and was moved to a hospital in the city.

Yaakov was from Ramat, Israel. Source: IMEMC, Times Of Israel

Asher Natan

January 27, 2023: Asher Natan, 14, was one of six Israelis, and one Ukrainian national, who were shot and killed, while ten more were wounded, on the street in front of a synagogue in the Nabi Yacoub settlement in the northern part of Jerusalem.

The suspected shooter, a 21-year-old Palestinian, was shot and killed by Israeli police at the scene.

Among the dead were a father and son, and a Ukrainian woman, Israeli sources said.

Israel has officially identified the Israelis as Asher Natan, 14, Eli Mizrahi, 48, Natali Mizrahi, 45, Ilya Sosansky, 26, Rafael Ben Eliyahu, 56, Shaul Hai, 68, and the Ukrainian national as Irina Korolova, 60.

The attack came just a day after ten Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces – nine in Jenin and one in Jerusalem. Since the beginning of January, 30 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, including several children, while no Israelis were killed until this attack. During the Israeli assault in Jenin Thursday, in addition to killing nine Palestinians, the Israeli military also blocked ambulances from reaching the hospital and fired tear gas into a children’s ward at the hospital.

The Palestinian man who was shot and killed by Israeli police, the suspected shooter in the attack, was identified as 21-year-old Khairi Alkam. According to Al Jazeera, Alkam’s grandfather and namesake was stabbed to death by an Israeli settler in 1998.

The location of the settlement where the attack took place was the Nabi Yacoub colony, which was constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in the neighborhood of Silwan.

This neighborhood has been the target of massive Israeli expansion and Palestinian displacement in recent years, as Israeli authorities try to remove the Palestinian presence and replace the ancient residents of the neighborhood with newly-arrive Zionist colonizers — particularly in the Wadi Hilweh area adjacent to the Al-Aqsa mosque, and in the rest of the Silwan neighborhood.

Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir toured the scene of the crime, followed by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The officials held an emergency cabinet meeting.

US President Joe Biden called Netanyahu on Friday night, calling the shooting “an attack against the civilized world,” and stressed “the iron-clad US commitment to Israel’s security.”

According to Israeli Channel 12, “The perpetrator of the attack got out of a car and carried out the attack with a pistol in Jerusalem.” In addition to the seven killed, ten others were taken to the hospital with injuries ranging from moderate to severe.

Some Israeli media questioned the speed with which the Israeli police arrived on the scene, saying that the Israeli police did not arrive at the scene of the incident until about 20 minutes later.

According to those reports, some witnesses said that the police initially believed that the noise came from shots fired in the air from neighborhoods close to occupied Jerusalem.

On Thursday, January 26, Israeli soldiers killed Yousef Yahia Abdul-Karim Mheisin, 22, near Ramallah in the central West Bank, during a procession condemning the Israeli onslaught on Jenin, leading to the killing of nine Palestinians, including one woman and two siblings.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as:

  1. Saeb Mahmoud Ezreiqi, 24, Jenin city.
  2. Ezzeddin Yassin Salahat, 26, Jenin refugee camp.
  3. Abdullah Marwan Al-Ghoul, 18, Jenin refugee camp.
  4. Wasim Amjad Aref Abu Al-Ja’as, 22, Jenin refugee camp.
  5. Majeda Obeid, 61, Jenin refugee camp.
  6. Mo’tasem Mahmoud Abu Al-Hasan, 40, Al-Yamoun town.
  7. Mohammad Mahmoud Sobeh, 30, Burqin town.
  8. Mohammad Sami Ghneim, 28, Burqin town.
  9. Nour Sami Ghneim, 25, from Burqin.

The soldiers also killed one Palestinian, Yousef Yahia Abdul-Karim Mheisin, 22, in the Al-Ram town, north of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, during a procession condemning the Israeli onslaught on Jenin.

Also Thursday, a Palestinian child, Nayef Oweidat, 13, died from serious wounds he suffered last year during the Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

Asher was from Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Tadasa Tashume Ben Ma’ada

November 26, 2022: Tadasa Tashume Ben Ma’ada, 50, succumbed to serious wounds in Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

He was injured in one of two separate explosions near a bus stop in Givat Shaul in West Jerusalem.

Israeli sources said Ben Ma’ada was an immigrant from Ethiopia after he came to the country 21 years ago. He was a married father of six children.

The blast immediately killed an Israeli-Canadian teen and caused the injury of about twenty-two Israelis.

The first victim, Aryeh Shechopek, 16, was killed by an explosive placed in a bush behind a bus station in Jerusalem.

An additional twenty-two Israelis were injured in two separate explosions near a bus stop in Givat Shaul in West Jerusalem.

According to Israeli sources, the Police, army, and internal security initiated a massive manhunt looking for those responsible for the two bombings and described the incident as the first of this magnitude of its kind in many years.

Israeli daily Haaretz said the head of the Israeli Police Operations Division, Sigal Bar Zvi, described the explosives used in the two attacks as of “high quality,” adding that the explosives were placed in a bush behind a bus station.

The Police believe that explosives were left several hours before they were remotely detonated, an issue seen as a sign of a pre-planned sophisticated attack. The two explosives were detonated 30 minutes apart.

Haaretz said the blasts killed Aryeh Shechopek, 16, an Israeli teen and a Yeshiva student who also holds Canadian citizenship, adding that his funeral was held in Jerusalem a few hours after he was killed.

Also, more than twenty Israelis were injured in the bombings, including one in critical condition.

Israeli Ynet News said, according to the preliminary evaluation of the bombings, it is believed that several persons are behind the attack that seems to have been in the planning stage for a long period, adding that it does not appear that it was conducted under the direction of the leadership of any armed group.

Ynet added that the persons behind the bombings appeared familiar with the area and scouted its surroundings before choosing the exact time to inflict larger casualties.

It also said that the explosives used in the two bombings were “relatively small but densely packed with nails and metal shrapnel that caused the lion’s share of the damage.”

The Israeli police and security agencies are investigating “whether the people behind the bombings entered Israel from the West Bank and could be from East Jerusalem.”

According to the Jerusalem Post, the explosive used in the second explosion at the Ramot junction was smaller than the first, and added that Israeli security and police assessments indicate that the same person likely placed both explosives.

It said that the first explosion occurred at the entrance of Jerusalem near the Central Bus Station, while the second explosive detonated in the Ramot neighborhood, adding that both explosions occurred at bus stops during rush hours.

Following the bombings, the Israeli army and the Police closed all main roads in Jerusalem and deployed hundreds of additional troops in addition to installing roadblocks.

In related news, Israeli colonizers attacked dozens of Palestinian cars and homes in Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus, and several parts of the occupied West Bank, causing damage.

It is worth mentioning that Ynet said a news anchor working with an Army Radio was suspended from her work after insinuating that the Jerusalem blasts “might be connected to the ongoing negotiations to form a coalition government.”

Ynet added that, in an on-air coverage, the anchor, Hadas Shtaif, said: “Police also said that due to fruitful negotiations with a certain character who is about to receive a certain position in the new government – emotions are tense, and these emotions also have to do with the situation.”

Tadasa was an Israeli who lived in Jerusalem and was originally from Ethiopia. Source: IMEMC, Jerussalem Post

Aryeh Shechopek

November 23, 2022: Aryeh Shechopek, 16, was killed by an explosive placed by unknown assailants in a bush behind a bus station in Jerusalem. An additional twenty-two Israelis were injured in two separate explosions near a bus stop in Givat Shaul in West Jerusalem.

According to Israeli sources, the Police, army, and internal security initiated a massive manhunt looking for those responsible for the two bombings and described the incident as the first of this magnitude of its kind in many years.

Israeli daily Haaretz said the head of the Israeli Police Operations Division, Sigal Bar Zvi, described the explosives used in the two attacks as of “high quality,” adding that the explosives were placed in a bush behind a bus station.

The Police believe that explosives were left several hours before they were remotely detonated, an issue seen as a sign of a pre-planned sophisticated attack. The two explosives were detonated 30 minutes apart.

Haaretz said the blasts killed Aryeh Shechopek, 16, an Israeli teen and a Yeshiva student who also holds Canadian citizenship, adding that his funeral was held in Jerusalem a few hours after he was killed.

Also, more than twenty Israelis were injured in the bombings, including one in critical condition.

Israeli Ynet News said, according to the preliminary evaluation of the bombings, it is believed that several persons are behind the attack that seems to have been in the planning stage for a long period, adding that it does not appear that it was conducted under the direction of the leadership of any armed group.

Ynet added that the persons behind the bombings appeared familiar with the area and scouted its surroundings before choosing the exact time to inflict larger casualties.

It also said that the explosives used in the two bombings were “relatively small but densely packed with nails and metal shrapnel that caused the lion’s share of the damage.”

The Israeli police and security agencies are investigating “whether the people behind the bombings entered Israel from the West Bank and could be from East Jerusalem.”

According to the Jerusalem Post, the explosive used in the second explosion at the Ramot junction was smaller than the first and added that Israeli security and police assessments indicate that the same person likely placed both explosives.

It said that the first explosion occurred at the entrance of Jerusalem near the Central Bus Station, while the second explosive detonated in the Ramot neighborhood, adding that both explosions occurred at bus stops during rush hours.

Following the bombings, the Israeli army and the Police closed all main roads in Jerusalem and deployed hundreds of additional troops in addition to installing roadblocks.

In related news, Israeli colonizers attacked dozens of Palestinian cars and homes in Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus and several parts of the occupied West Bank, causing damage.

It is worth mentioning that Ynet said a news anchor working with an Army Radio was suspended from her work after insinuating that the Jerusalem blasts “might be connected to the ongoing negotiations to form a coalition government.”

Ynet added that, in an on-air coverage, the anchor, Hadas Shtaif, said “Police also said that due to fruitful negotiations with a certain character who is about to receive a certain position in the new government – emotions are tense, and these emotions also have to do with the situation.”

Aryeh lived in Jerusalem, and was originally from Canada. Source: IMEMC

Ido Avigal

Ido AvigalMay 12, 2021: Ido Avigal, 5, was killed when he was struck by shrapnel from a rocket that hit near a bomb shelter where he was hiding with his family. He died of his wounds several hours after he was injured.

In the midst of a deadly night in Gaza in which Israeli bombardment killed at least 34 Palestinians in a single night of bombing, Palestinian resistance fighters retaliated in the early morning hours with the launch of rockets toward Israel, killing six Israelis.

The rockets were fired in the early morning hours on Wednesday, as Gaza’s hospitals were besieged with hundreds of wounded Palestinians, many of them children, who suffered traumatic and severe injuries from the numerous Israeli missile strikes into crowded Palestinian neighborhoods throughout Gaza on Monday and Tuesday.

In addition to bombing Palestinian neighborhoods for two straight days, the Israeli military called up 5,000 reservists and had them stationed at the border with Gaza to threaten the Gaza Strip with a possible ground invasion.

The Palestinian resistance responded to this violent aggression with rocket fire directed toward Tel Aviv. This marks the longest-range rockets that have been fired by the Palestinian resistance to date. Other rockets fired in the past have reached as far as the coastal Israeli city of Ashkelon (formerly the Palestinian town of Azkalan), but had not had the range or capacity to reach the Israeli capital Tel Aviv (built on the former Palestinian town of Yaffa) before.

Israelis in the cities of Sderot, Holon and Ashkelon rushed to shelters and many stayed there overnight to try to avoid the impact of Palestinian resistance rocket fire.

Israeli media reported that at 8:45 A.M. on Wednesday, Israeli forces intercepted a drone crossing from Gaza into Israel.

The Israeli news agency Ha’aretz quoted Ismail Arafat as saying, “We have nowhere to go. We don’t have a bomb shelter here for everyone. For the Thai [migrant] workers they built shelters, but we were not allowed because we are not humans. Nadine and Khalil were in the middle of breakfast before fasting [for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan]. It seems that he opened the door and that’s how he was hit.”

Ido was from Israel. Source: IMEMC