Mohammad Qweider

April 25, 2017: Mohammad Mahmoud Qweider, 10, was killed by Israeli explosives dropped by Israeli soldiers who earlier conducted live-fire training in Zarnouk village, in the Negev. His cousin, Omar, 8, was also killed in the same incident.

Mahmoud Abu Qwaider, the father of Mohammad, said the children found the object while playing near their homes, in the same area where the Israeli army constantly conducts live fire training, including the use of explosives, and that the soldiers are frequently seen running and training between the houses and dwellings.

After the explosion, Israeli medics, soldiers and sappers arrived at the scene, and took the children to a hospital, but they were both already dead.

Some Israeli reports claimed that the incident was just an accident that took place “when a power generator exploded near the children.”

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the children “were apparently playing with an ordnance when it exploded,” and claimed that the police were “investigating the incident.”

The incident is one of dozens of similar events that led to many casualties, including fatalities, not only in the Negev, but also in Bedouin communities, especially in the Jordan Valley and the Northern Plains of the West Bank.

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded Zarnouk village, and delivered demolition orders targeting two homes.

The village’s Local Council issued a statement denouncing the demolition orders, especially since they came not long after the two children were killed by Israel’s own explosives, directly resulting from using civilian areas as training grounds for the military.

Mohammad was from Zarnouk village in the Negev. Source: IMEMC

Omar Qweider

April 25, 2017: Omar Ismael Qweider, 8, was killed by explosives dropped by Israeli soldiers who earlier conducted live-fire training in Zarnouk village in the Negev. His cousin, Mohammad, 10, was also killed in the same incident.

Mahmoud Abu Qwaider, the father of Mohammad, said the children found the object while playing near their homes, in the same area where the Israeli army constantly conducts live fire training, including the use of explosives, and that the soldiers are frequently seen running and training between the houses and dwellings.

After the explosion, Israeli medics, soldiers and sappers arrived at the scene, and took the children to a hospital, but they were both already dead.

Some Israeli reports claimed that the incident was just an accident that took place “when a power generator exploded near the children.”

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the children “were apparently playing with an ordnance when it exploded,” and claimed that the police were investigating the incident.

The incident is one of dozens of similar events that led to many casualties, including fatalities, not only in the Negev, but also in Bedouin communities, especially in the Jordan Valley and the Northern Plains of the West Bank.

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded Zarnouk village, and delivered demolition orders targeting two homes.

The village’s Local Council issued a statement denouncing the demolition orders, especially since they came not long after the two children were killed by Israel’s own explosives, directly resulting from using civilian areas as training grounds for the military.

Omar was from Zarnouk village in the Negev. Source: IMEMC

Yacoub Abu al-Qee’an

January 18, 2017: Yacoub Mousa Abu al-Qee’an, 47, was killed by Israeli soldiers after alleging that he rammed them with his car, killing one officer, when the police and soldiers invaded Umm al-Hiran village, in the Negev, and started demolishing homes and structures. Locals said the man, a local mathematics teacher, lost control of his car after the police fired live rounds at him, and injured him in his knee, causing his vehicle to accelerate into a squadron of Israeli police officers, before his car rolled down a hill, hitting two officers who were walking up the hill, and coming to a halt after crashing into another car, leading to the death of an Israeli officer, identified as Erez Levy, 37. Arab Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh of Hadash Party, and the head of the Knesset’s Joint List, was among many injured by police fire. Yacoub was from Umm al-Hiran. Source: IMEMC

Erez Levy

January 18, 2017: Erez Levy, 37, was killed by a Palestinian driver who reportedly deliberately struck him during clashes that erupted after the Israeli army and police began demolishing homes and structures in Umm al-Hiran village in the Negev. Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian driver, Yacoub Abu al-Qee’an, 47, a local mathematics teacher, lost control of his car after the police fired at it, eventually rolling down a hill, hitting two officers who were walking up the hill, and coming to a halt after crashing into another car, killing Levy and wounding another officer. Ayman Odeh, Arab Member of Knesset of Hadash Party and the head of the Knesset’s Joint List, was among many injured by Israeli police fire. Source: IMEMC

Sami al-Ja’ar

SamiJaar

January 14, 2015: Sami al-Ja’ar, 20, was killed by Israeli police during clashes with local residents in Rahat city in the Negev. Two Palestinians were also injured in the incident. He was shot and seriously wounded, and died of his wounds at the Barzelai hospital in Asqalan (Ashkelon). ٍSami was from Rahat, in the Negev Desert. Source: IMEMC