Barakat Mousa Odah

October 30, 2022: Barakat Mousa Odah, 49, was killed by Israeli soldiers in what the army claimed was a car-ramming attack near Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank, before the soldiers shot and killed the Palestinian driver.

The Palestinian was shot while driving near Nabi Mousa Junction, south of Jericho, and suffered life-threatening wounds before he was moved to Hadassah Israeli Medical center in Jerusalem, where he was pronounced dead.

Israeli daily Haaretz said five soldiers were injured; two moderately and three mildly, before they were transferred to Hadassah and Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, and added that two of the injured soldiers were later discharged from Hadassah.

According to Haaretz, Barakat was imprisoned 14 times for drug and weapons trafficking, had no political affiliation, and was not a member of any party or group.

Haaretz also said that the incident occurred on two junctions and quoted the army claiming that the Barakat rammed soldiers waiting at Nabi Mousa Junction before continuing towards soldiers at a nearby intersection where he hit a bus stop.

He was shot many times by both Israeli soldiers and paramilitary illegal colonialist settlers after he reportedly tried to escape.

However, a video from the scene shows the soldiers continuing to fire at him after the initial shots that incapacitated him, and he was already on the ground.

Barakat, a married father of six children, was from the Al-Ezariya town, east of occupied Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC


Ahmad Ibrahim Oweidat

April 26, 2022: Ahmad Ibrahim Oweidat, 20, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, southwest of Jericho city in the northeastern West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Ahmad with a live round in the head, causing life-threatening wounds.

It added that Palestinian medics rushed the young man to a governmental hospital in Jericho before he was moved to Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah, where he was immediately admitted to surgery and the Intensive Care Unit but succumbed to his serious wounds.

A second-year university student, Ahmad was shot when Israeli soldiers and undercover officers infiltrated the refugee camp, leading to protests before shooting and seriously wounded him.

The soldiers also shot three other Palestinians with live fire during the protests that took place after the army invaded the refugee camp.

Israeli soldiers and undercover units invaded Tuesday dawn, Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, south of Jericho city in the northeastern West Bank, shot three Palestinians, including Ahmad, and abducted two.

Media sources said undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the refugee camp before regular army units invaded it and abducted Mohammad Abdullah Treiq and his son Hamza.

They added that the invasion led to massive protests in the refugee camp before the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Fateh movement, several factions, and civil society institutions declared a general strike, excluding the health sectors, to mourn the slain young man.

Local sources said Ahmad’s parents, performing pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia, were informed their son was killed by the soldiers and will be heading back to Palestine before his funeral procession in the evening.

Ahmad was from Aqabat Jaber refugee camp south of Jericho, in the eastern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Salama Salah Ka’abna

March 10, 2019: Salama Salah Ka’abna, 22, was killed by Israeli forces at dawn at a military roadblock on Road #90 in the Jordan Valley area, near Jericho in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said army informed the Palestinian District Coordination Office that the young man, Salama Salah Ka’abna, 22, was shot dead while bypassing a vehicle which was stopped for inspection by the soldiers.

According to Israeli sources, the soldiers were in the process of inspecting a Palestinian vehicle at the roadblock when another speeding vehicle “drove behind [that car] and rushed towards soldiers who ordered him the driver to stop.”

The army claims that the Palestinian driver did not heed the soldiers’ orders to stop, and they opened fire at him in his car, seriously wounding him. He died from his wounds shortly afterwards.

In addition, the army said two other Palestinians were in the car, but managed to escape. The army spokesperson added that an inspection of the car showed that it was stolen.

Salama was from Fasayel area in the Al-Auja village near Jericho. Source: IMEMC