Asher Natan

January 27, 2022: Asher Natan, 14, was one of seven Israelis 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 four of the six Israelis killed in the attack; Eli and Natali Mizrahi, Asher Natan, 14, Shaul Hai, 68, and Rafael Ben Eliyahu, 56.

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.

Friday’s shooting took place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th.

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 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”. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to visit Israel next week. He said on Friday, “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack. We are in close contact with our Israeli partners and reaffirm our unwavering commitment to Israel’s security.”

According to Israeli Channel 12, “The perpetrator of the attack in the Jewish synagogue 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 accident 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,  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

Wadea’ Aziz Abu Ramouz

January 27, 2023: Wadea’ Aziz Abu Ramouz, 16, succumbed to serious wounds he suffered two days earlier, a live round in the chest In Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, has confirmed the child’s death at the Israeli medical center.

Silwanic said an Israeli soldier shot the child with a live round in the chest and injured another Palestinian, Mohammad Badran, 17, during protests that occurred after several army jeeps invaded the town.

The Abu Ramouz family remained barred from visiting him until Firas Al-Jibrini, a lawyer with the Silwanic, filed an appeal with the Israeli District Court.

The child remained in cortical condition at the Israeli medical center until he succumbed to his wounds.

A day earlier,  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 in Jenin 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.

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

Wadea’ was from Silwan town in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Yousef Yahia Abdul-Karim Mheisin

January 26, 2023: Yousef  Yahia Abdul-Karim Mheisin, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the Al-Ram town, north of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot Yousef with a live round in the abdomen.

Palestinian medics rushed Yousef to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, but he succumbed to his serious wounds despite all efforts to save his life.

Yousef was among many injured Palestinians the soldiers shot during a procession condemning the Israeli onslaught on Jenin, leading to the death of nine Palestinians, including one woman and two siblings, in Jenin city and the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank.

The soldiers attacked the Palestinians with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The soldiers also shot three Palestinians with live fire and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On the same day, a Palestinian child, Nayef Oweidat, 13, died from serious wounds he suffered during the Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip in August of the year 2022.

Yousef was from the Al-Ram town, north of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Ali

January 25, 2023: Mohammad Ali, 17, was killed by Israeli Border Police officers in the Dahiat Al-Salam area, between Anata and Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Health Ministry said the youth was shot after the army invaded the refugee camp to demolish the home of a slain Palestinian, Odai Kamal Tamimi,  22, who the soldiers killed last year.

The Health Ministry added that Palestinian medics rushed to the scene, but the Israeli soldiers initially did not allow them to approach the seriously wounded child.

Israeli media said Mohammad aimed a toy gun at the soldiers and border police officers and added that they shot and killed him “because they didn’t know it was fake.”

The Israeli “Border Police” claimed there was no way to know the gun was fake because it “looked real,” but could not negate the facts, captured on police video, clearly showing the child being shot while running away after already dropping the “gun,” which also voids the allegation of the perceived ” imminent threat.”

Israeli daily, Jerusalem Post, said the police later discovered that the gun was a dummy, adding that although the officers did not know the gun was just a toy, it remains “unclear whether firing the fatal shot was justified, given that at the moment he was hit, Mohammad was not carrying the [Fake] “weapon” and was running away.

The child was not facing the soldiers anymore, was not throwing or trying to throw anything at them, and was only trying to leave the area when they opened fire.

The Jerusalem Post stated that a response from the police failed to address the issue of the slain child being shot after dropping the toy gun and fleeing, but only alleged: “Mohammad showed clear signs of presenting a threat.”

The Israeli army refused to comment on the fatal shooting and only stated that even though the soldiers were there, the “incident is managed by the border police, not the military because it took place in East Jerusalem, not other parts of the West Bank.

The child was officially pronounced dead after he was taken to Hadassah Israeli medical center in occupied Jerusalem. His family tried to take his body for burial, but their request was denied.

Aref Lahlouh

Furthermore, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers also shot a young man with a live round in the shoulder and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On the same day, the soldiers killed Aref Abdul-Nasser Lahlouh, 20, after an alleged ‘stabbing attack’ near the illegal Kedumim colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands near Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Mohammad was from the Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. SourceIMEMC

Samir Awni Aslan

January 12, 2023: Samir Awni Harbi Aslan, 41, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers invading the Qalandia refugee camp at dawn. According to eyewitnesses, the soldiers first assaulted and brutalized Samir’s son, and when Samir came out to try to protect his child from the soldiers, they shot him in the chest and killed him.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain man, Samir Awni Harbi Aslan, 41, a father of eight children from the Qalandia refugee camp, was killed after the soldiers shot him with live fire in the chest.

The Health Ministry added that, after shooting and seriously wounding Samir, the soldiers prevented the locals and Palestinian medics from reaching him to administer first aid and move him to a hospital.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said:

“Baba (Dad) help me,” shouted Ramzi, 17, calling on his father, Samir Aslan, to save him from the Israeli occupation soldiers who broke into his home in Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, at dawn this morning and arrested him.

At his son’s call, Samir, 41, rushed out of his apartment on the third floor of their four-story building. When he reached the entrance of the building, the soldiers aimed their guns at him and prevented him from coming out, forcing him to return to his home.

Samir could not bear the sight of his eldest son being arrested and handcuffed, knowing very well how brutal and barbaric the soldiers could be. But when he couldn’t see his son, he went to the roof of his building to watch what the soldiers were doing with his son. But as soon as he went up a wooden ladder placed on a wall on the roof, a sniper stationed in another building located directly behind his house shot him.”

The Qalandia Media Center said the soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes and abducted fifteen Palestinians, including children and five former political prisoners.

The abducted Palestinians have been identified as Osama Na’im Hamad, Ali Hamad, Shafiq Awwad, Mo’tasem Awwad Hamsho, Adham Awwad, Ramzi Aslan (the son of the slain man), Eyad Emteir, Ahmad Emteir, Kamal Abu Ghweila, Ali Ibrahim Zayed, Karim Abu Latifa, Ehab Abu Latifa, Adam Badran, Mustafa Al-Jouri, and Mohammad Salah Al-Jouri.

National and Islamic factions in Qalandia issued statements mourning the slain man and calling for a general strike in the refugee camp.

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers killed Sanad Mohammad Othman Samarma, 19, after he reportedly stabbed and moderately injured an Israeli colonialist settler near Havat Yehuda illegal colony built on stolen Palestinian lands in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Also Wednesday, The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that a seriously injured young man, Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21, who Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured earlier in Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, has succumbed to his wounds.

The number of Palestinians whom Israeli soldiers killed in the first twelve days of this year, 2023, is now seven.

Besides Samir, Sanad, and Ahmad, the soldiers killed Fu’ad Mohammad ‘Abed, 17, from Kafr Dan near Jenin, and Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22, from Al-Yamoun near Jenin, Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16, from Nablus, and Adam Essam Ayyad, 15, from Bethlehem.

Samir was from the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC, WAFA

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

Amer Husam Bader

November 3, 2022: Amer Husam Bader, 20, was shot and killed by Israeli troops after an alleged stabbing attack targeting soldiers near the Council Gate in the Old City of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Israeli daily, Haaretz, said the Palestinian stabbed a police officer before other soldiers in the area opened fire at the Palestinian and killed him.

One of the injured police officers, 30 years of age, suffered moderate wounds, and another officer, 25, suffered mild wounds.

The moderately injured officer, who remained alert, was moved to Shaarei Zedek Medical Center for treatment, while the second officer suffered wounds to the lower parts of his body and received treatment at the site.

Following the incident, dozens of soldiers were deployed in the area and closed all streets leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Many Israeli soldiers invaded the home of the slain Palestinian in Beit Hanina, north of occupied Jerusalem, and abducted his parents.

The army also installed many roadblocks, stopped and searched dozens of Palestinians, and interrogated many while inspecting their ID cards.

The incident came shortly after dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers accompanied groups of illegal Israeli colonizers into the courtyard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque after forcing the Palestinian out.

Early Thursday morning, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of Daoud Mahmoud Khalil Rayyan, 42, whom Israeli soldiers shot in Beit Duqqu town, northwest of Jerusalem.

On Wednesday, the soldiers killed Habes Abdul-Hafith Rayyan, 54, from Beit Duqqu town, northwest, after shooting him at a military roadblock west of Ramallah in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Amer was from Beit Hanina, Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

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

 

Odai Kamal Tamimi

October 19, 2022:  Odai Kamal Tamimi, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers near Ma’ale Adumim illegal colony, east of the occupied capital Jerusalem in the West Bank, after he opened fire at security guards, mildly wounded one.

The Israeli army said the Palestinian shot a security guard, 24, mildly wounding him in his hand, and added that another security guard at the scene fired at the Palestinian and killed him.

Video footage shows the Palestinian continuing to exchange fire with the officers even after he was shot multiple times.

After the shooting, the army installed many roadblocks in the area and initiated massive searches, fearing that another Palestinian might be involved in the shooting, although the assumption was not verified.

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in the Shu’fat refugee camp northeast of Jerusalem and headed to Odai’s home, condemning his death and chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and escalating violations, and calling for continued resistance until liberation and independence.

The Israeli army has been looking for the Palestinian since October 9, after holding him responsible for the shooting of an Israeli soldier, Noa Lazar, 18, who succumbed to her wounds, and the serious injury of a security guard at a military roadblock near Shu’fat.

The army has since been constantly invading his family’s home and the homes of his relatives and ransacking them, causing serious damage, in addition to interrogating and detaining many of them.

Immediately after the shooting, the army imposed a tight siege on the Shu’fat refugee camp, Anata town, and surrounding areas, and initiated extensive and violent searches of homes and buildings, abducted dozens of Palestinians.

Following Odai’s death, thousands of Palestinians held massive processions in Shu’fat refugee camp northeast of Jerusalem, Qalandia, north of Jerusalem, the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, Ni’lin village, northwest of the city, and the northern entrance of the nearby Al-Biereh city, in addition to many areas in Jenin and Nablus in the northern part of the occupied territory.

The soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians and surrounding buildings.

The soldiers also closed many roadblocks on main roads in the West Bank, including the Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem, and the Al-Jalama roadblock, northeast of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Palestinian national and Islamic factions declared a comprehensive general strike in the occupied West Bank Thursday to mourn the slain young man and called for raising black flags on homes and buildings and for massive processions across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, to protest the seriously escalating Israeli violations.

It is worth mentioning that, a day before the soldier’s death, the army killed Ahmad Mohammad Hussein Daraghma, 24, and Mahmoud Moayyad Sous, 18, in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Their deaths also came just a day after the Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian teens, Adel Ibrahim Adel Daoud, 14, and Mahdi Mohammad Ladadwa, 17, and injured dozens of Palestinians near Qalqilia and Ramallah in the northern and central parts of the occupied West Bank.

On October 11, an Israeli soldier, Ido Baruch, 20, succumbed to serious wounds he suffered in a shooting targeting a large group of Israeli colonizers, guarded by dozens of soldiers, marching near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Odai was from Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Noa Lazar

October 09, 2022: Noa Lazar, 18, died from serious wounds she sustained a day earlier when she was shot by a Palestinian at a military roadblock near Shu’fat, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The army said the soldier Sgt. Noa Lazar, 18, was a member of the Israeli army’s Military Police Erez Battalion.

Noa and an armed civilian guard were injured and were rushed to a hospital in Jerusalem for medical treatment before she underwent brain surgery but succumbed to her serious wounds.

Israeli sources said the wounded guard also underwent surgery by neurosurgeons overnight, adding that he is still in critical condition, hooked to a ventilator.

According to the Israeli sources, the Palestinian apparently arrived at the roadblock on foot, approximately at 9 p.m., before he fired several live rounds and reportedly ran towards Shu’fat refugee camp.

A video surveillance footage shows the Palestinian getting out of a car and casually walking towards the roadblock before opening fire from a handgun wounding the two and running away toward the refugee camp before the army initiated a large search campaign.

Jerusalem District Police Commander Doron Turgeman said the identities of the shooter and two other Palestinians involved in the incident are known to police.

Israeli Public Security Minister Omer Barlev arrived at the shooting scene and vowed to capture the shooter “alive or dead,” adding that the shooter was 22, from Shu’fat.

The Israeli army also said the soldiers abducted three Palestinians, in their twenties, from Shu’fat and Beit Hanina, allegedly for being “accomplices in the shooting.”

According to the Israeli army radio, the soldiers arrested three members of the Palestinian believed to be the shooting, adding that the man, believed to be the driver of the car, turned himself in to the police, but said the driver is not believed to be involved of the shooting or had any prior knowledge of it.

A day earlier, Israeli soldiers killed Ahmad Mohammad Hussein Daraghma, 24, and Mahmoud Moayyad Sous, 18, in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Their deaths also came just a day after the Israeli army killed two Palestinians teens, Adel Ibrahim Adel Daoud, 14, and Mahdi Mohammad Ladadwa, 17, and injured dozens of Palestinians near Qalqilia and Ramallah, in the northern and central parts of the occupied West Bank.

Noa, a member of the Israeli army’s Military Police Erez Battalion, was from Bat Hefer town in the northern part of the country. Source: IMEMC