Mustafa Yassin Falna

January 6, 2022: Mustafa Yassin Falna, 25, was killed after being rammed by an Israeli vehicle while heading to his work in Jerusalem.

The incident took place approximately at six in the morning, on Road #443 near Maccabim roadblock, west of Jerusalem.

The young man, a married father of an 18-month-old baby, was crossing the road while on his way to work when he was killed, his family said.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement that “This situation confirms not only the racism of the occupying state in dealing with the Palestinians but also the absolute disregard for their lives as if they have no value.”

It added, “We consider such incidents, which have become a phenomenon that is repeatedly occurring without any real investigation of follow-up by the occupation police or the army, as crimes, whether intentional and deliberate or by negligence and indifference shown by the occupying police, even if they are ordinary traffic accidents involving a Palestinian.”

On Thursday at dawn, the soldiers killed a Palestinian man, identified as, Bakeer Mohammad Hashash, 21, with live rounds near the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank.

On Wednesday, an elderly Palestinian activist, identified as Sheikh Suleiman al-Hathalin, 75, was critically injured after being run over by an Israeli military truck during nonviolent in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern West Bank.

The elderly Palestinian man suffered a very serious skull fracture and is in hospital in critical condition.

On December 24, 2021, a Palestinian woman, Ghadir Anis Masalma, 63, was killed by an Israeli colonialist settler who rammed her with his car and fled the scene, near the entrance of the town of Sinjil, northeast of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.

Mustafa was from Safa village, west of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Shawkat Salima

December 04, 2021: Mohammad Shawkat Salima, 25, was killed by Israeli soldiers after he stabbed an Israeli settler in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said Mohammad was shot by at least two soldiers at the al-Misrara junction in Bab al-Amoud, in Jerusalem.

[Crime Amounting to Extra-judicial Execution, IOF Kill Palestinian after Wounding Him and Neutralizing Any Threats in Occupied East Jerusalem – The Palestinian Center For Human rights]

The second live round that killed the Palestinian was delivered after he was struck by the first bullet and was lying on the ground.

After the fatal shooting, the soldiers also attacked many Palestinians who gathered in the area and fired gas bombs at them.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers injured at least three Palestinians in Bab al-‘Amoud, in addition to abducting two others.

It added that one of the wounded was shot with a concussion grenade, and one was beaten by the soldiers, in addition to dozens who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The young man’s death led to protests in Jerusalem, Salfit, and other parts of the West Bank.

Israeli sources have confirmed that the injured Israeli man suffered moderate wounds.

The Israeli police issued a statement and released a surveillance video showing the Palestinian man stabbing the Israeli, in addition to attempting to stab the police before he was shot.

Mohammad was from Salfit, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Fadi Abu Shkheidem

November 21, 2021: Fadi Abu Shkheidem, 42, was killed during an exchange of fire with Israeli soldiers, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Israeli police said the Palestinian, who was reportedly armed with a “Carlo” submachine gun, opened fire at Israeli police officers before they shot him dead.

An Israeli source said one officers, identified as Eliyahu David Kay, 26, was killed in the attack and added that four Israelis, including two border police officers, were injured in the incident that took place at Bab al-Silsila Gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem.

Israeli sources said Kay was an immigrant from South Africa, who worked at the “Western Wall Heritage Foundation,” and that he enlisted with the Israeli army in the year 2018.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head and succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at an Israeli hospital.

After the shooting, dozens of soldiers invaded the home of Fadi Abu Shkheidim, and ransacked it, causing excessive property damage, in addition to interrogating the family.

During the invasion, the soldiers forced the family into one room of their home in Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem, before summoning for interrogation Omar’s mother, along with his two brothers and one sister, in addition to his child Abdullah, only 8 years of age.

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

Abu Schiedam was a former political prisoner, and a married father of five, and was also considered a political leader of Hamas although he wasn’t among its ranks, or part of its military wing, known as al-Qassam Brigades.

He also held a master’s degree in Islamic studies and sharia law and worked as a teacher and a Khatib in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He was also in college preparing to obtain his PHD.

Abu Shkheidem, 42, was from the Shu’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

 

Eliyahu David Kay

November 21, 2021: Eliyahu David Kay, 26, was killed during an exchange of fire with a Palestinian who was also shot and killed by the soldiers, in Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

An Israeli source said four Israelis, including two border police officers, were injured in the incident that took place at Bab al-Silsila Gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem.

Israeli sources said Kay was an immigrant from South Africa, who worked at the “Western Wall Heritage Foundation,” and that he enlisted with the Israeli army in the year 2018.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head and succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at an Israeli hospital.

The Israeli police said the Palestinian, identified as the slain Palestinian as Fadi Abu Shkheidem, 42, from the Shu’fat refugee camp, of occupied East Jerusalem, was armed with a “Carlo” submachine gun, opened fire at Israeli police officers before they shot him dead.

The police also said that Fadi was dressed as a haredi man before he opened fire with a submachine gun.

Eliyahu, an immigrant from South Africa, was from Modi’in colony, which was built on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands near Ramallah, in central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Omar Ibrahim Abu ‘Assab

November 17, 2021: Omar Ibrahim Abu ‘Assab, 16, was killed by Israeli officers and an armed guard after he allegedly stabbed two officers in the al-Wad Street, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers later invaded his home before detaining his parents.

In a statement, the Israeli police said two Israelis were injured before the Palestinian was killed and added that two officers and one civilian guard opened fire at the Palestinian teen after he carried the alleged stabbing attack out and added that two Border Police officers were injured before the teen was killed.

After the incident, dozens of soldiers and police officers were deployed in the area and imposed a tight siege in the Old City.

The police said the wounded Israelis are a 20-year-old woman who sustained a moderate injury, and a young man, about twenty years of age, who suffered a mild injury; both were alert when they were moved to a hospital in Jerusalem.

Hours after his death, Israeli soldiers, intelligence agents, and police officers invaded the family’s home, and ransacked it, before abducting his father, mother, and brother, and released them after several hours of interrogation.

The soldiers also detained two teenage boys, in addition to firing many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at dozens of Palestinians who protested the invasion.

One of the detained teens, identified as Hashem Ali Hasan, said after his release that he was standing in Bab al-Aboud area before many soldiers and officers assaulted him, confiscated his coat, his shoes, and wallet.

Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said a surveillance video which was released by the Israeli police shows that the officers could have subdued the teen without killing him, even if they had to resort to live fire.

Mahmoud called on the Israeli police in occupied Jerusalem to allow the transfer of the teen’s corpse to his family.

Abu ‘Assab, 16, from the al-Isawiya town in Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Isra’ Khaled Khzaimiah

September 30, 2021: Isra’ Khaled Khzaimiah, 30, was killed by Israeli soldiers near the Chain Gate, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Israeli police claimed the woman carried a sharp object and attempted to stab officers before they delivered the fatal shots.

It also claimed that the woman exited the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound through the Chain Gate, and “pulled a knife out in an attempt to stab officers, before they fired live rounds at her.”

Eyewitnesses said the woman was still alive, but seriously injured and unable to move, and added that the police prevented anybody from reaching her to render the urgently needed first aid before she succumbed to her wounds.

The Children Of Isra’

The slain woman is married mother of four children, the youngest are four and two years of age.

The Israeli police and the army then closed the entire area and declared it a closed zone, preventing the Palestinians, including school children, from leaving or entering it.

The soldiers alo closed many roads and installed various roadblocks in several areas of East Jerusalem, especially near and around Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On the same day, the soldiers also killed Ala’ Nasser Zayyoud, 22, from Qabatia, and Mohammad Ammar, 41, from al-Boreij in central Gaza Strip.

Isra’ was from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Dr. Hazem al-Jolani

September 10, 2021: Dr. Hazem al-Jolani, 50, was killed by Israeli soldiers near Bab al-Majles (The Council Gate) in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem after the army claimed that he “attempted to stab a soldier.”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee stated that Dr. Hazem suffered serious wounds before he was transferred to Hadassah Israeli medical center in Jerusalem, where he succumbed to his injuries.

A video filmed by a Palestinian photojournalist, identified as Ibrahim Sinjilawi, revealed that, after the soldiers shot the Palestinian physician, they handcuffed him, before then a soldier placed his foot and then his knee on the wounded man’s back, despite his upper back gunshot injuries.

The soldiers could also be seen greeting each other, and one shaking another officer’s hand.

Video By Ibrahim Sinjilawi

After shooting the man, the soldiers prevented the Palestinians, including medics, from approaching him, and later an Israeli ambulance arrived at the scene and took him to Hadassah.

He was officially pronounced dead due to his serious wounds, shortly after arriving in Hadassah.

It is worth mentioning that Dr. al-Jolani was specialized in physical therapy and served as the director of The Ryan College of Complementary Medicine in Jerusalem.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Mo’tasem al-Jolani, the brother of the slain Palestinian doctor.

Israeli sources claimed that Dr. Jolani allegedly “attempted to stab a soldier, before the army opened fire at him, causing serious wounds”, and added that the man was moved to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The sources added that the injured soldier, 19, sustained a mild wound to the leg by a ricocheting bullet fired by the soldiers and was transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem.

After the fatal shooting, the army and the police closed Bab al-Majles and the al-Waad Street leading to it, in addition to pushing dozens of soldiers, officers, undercover troops, and security agents in the entire area.

The army then closed all the gates of the Old City and installed dozens of military roadblocks.

Israel sources claimed that, while Palestinian protesters were present in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, not far from the scene of the alleged stabbing attack, “there were no reports of confrontations with the soldiers or the police.”

Dr. Hazem was from Shu’fat, north of Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ali Burqan

August 28th, 202`: Ali Burqan, 17, was killed in an accident that took place during a home demolition ordered by Israeli authorities. He was killed when a wall collapsed on him, while he and many residents were helping their neighbors who were forced by Israel to demolish their home in occupied Jerusalem.

Maan said the boy, identified as Ali Burqan, 17, was killed when a wall collapsed on him during the manual demolition of a home in the al-Marwaha Street in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem.

It added that dozens of Palestinians were helping the family who was forced to demolish its home under the pretext of not being licensed by the City council in occupied Jerusalem.

The family was forced to demolish its home to avoid the excessively high fines and fees which they would incur if the City Council demolished the property using its workers and equipment.

On Friday, a Palestinian family in occupied Jerusalem was also forced to demolish its home in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israel’s policy of rejecting building permit applications from Palestinians started many years ago and has led to the displacement of hundreds of Palestinian families following the demolition of their homes.

Many Palestinians in the occupied city resort to constructing their homes without permits due to Israel’s continued refusal to issue these permits, while the growing families find themselves living in small homes or apartments.

At the same time, Israel continues to build and expand its illegal, segregated colonies in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, in direct violation of International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions.

On Wednesday, the soldiers demolished an under-construction Palestinian home in Silwan, a home on the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, and a car repair facility in addition to the foundation of an under-construction mosque, a well, and a toilet room, in Hebron, in the southern West Bank.

According to data by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), demolished 865 structures, displacing 1,014 people, and directly affecting 5,615 people. In addition to demolishing 2,586 buildings in the Negev, in the year 2020.

Ali was from Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Shaher Abu Khadija

May 16, 2021: Shaher Abu Khadija, 41, was killed by Israeli soldiers at a military roadblock near Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the young man drove his car into an Israeli military roadblock at the entrance of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem.

The Israeli army claimed the crash was intentional, and added that seven soldiers were injured, two critically, and added that the soldiers opened fire at the car, immediately killing the driver.

Eyewitnesses said Shaher was not trying to ram the soldiers with his car but was speeding and was surprised by the soldiers on the street, before trying to swerve to avoid them.

Shortly after the accident, the soldiers attacked nearby Palestinian homes and fired teargas bombs and stun grenades into them, in addition to abducting two young men.

Sheikh Jarrah is the neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem where the current tensions began. At least 550 indigenous Palestinians, from twenty-eight families live in Sheikh Jarrah and are facing eviction and displacement from their homes they have inhabited for more than 48 years.

Despite allegations by the illegal Israeli colonialist settlers of ownership of the Palestinian homes, the government of Jordan provided Israel with official deeds proving their ownership of the properties.

However, Israel’s government and colonialist groups, are ongoing with their attempts to control more Palestinian lands, for the benefit of its illegal colonialist activities, especially to link the neighborhood with other nearby colonies.

Shaher was from the neighborhood of Kafr Aqeb north of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Osama Sidqi Mansour

April 6th, 2021: Osama Sidqi Mansour, 42, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers, and his wife was shot in the back and injured, when the soldiers opened fire at their car near the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the soldiers shot Osama Sidqi Mansour, 42, with a live round in the head while he was driving his car on the road between Biddu village to al-Jeeb town, northwest of Jerusalem.

The Ministry added that Osama’s wife was also injured in the same incident, after the soldiers shot her in the back, and was rushed to a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah. Her condition was described as stable.

The army claimed that its soldiers were “operating” in Bir Nibala nearby village before the driver “attempted to ram them with his car.”

The Israeli military spokesperson alleged that the soldiers set up a roadblock and were standing there in order to close the area while the army operated nearby before the Palestinian driver “approached them with his car and started talking to the soldiers before he suddenly sped towards them before they opened fire.

The allegations were strongly refuted by the family and were described as another Israeli attempt to justify a cold-blooded murder.

Talking to reporters from his hospital bed, the wounded wife said, “we were heading back home, and on the road, we saw two Israeli military vehicles, and many soldiers on the road; they stopped our car, along with many cars, but one soldier told us we could go.”

“But that is when the soldiers started shooting at our car, my husband was hit while driving and slumped over my chest,” she added, “I first realized I was shot, and tried to tell him, but this is when he was hit with their bullets….”

Eyewitnesses, including Fateh movement secretary in Jerusalem, Adel Abu Zneid, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) the incident took place approximately at 3:30 am, before dawn, and added that a soldier hurled a concussion grenade at the man’s car before he tried to drive away from it, and then the soldiers then opened fire at his car.

Osama was from Biddu village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC