Sa’diyya Farajallah

July 2, 2022: Sa’diyya Farajallah, 68, died in an Israeli prison less than seven months after Israeli soldiers abducted her. Sa’diyya was the oldest female detainee imprisoned by Israel.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, Sa’diyya, from Ethna town west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, died at the ad-Damoun Israeli prison.

The PPS stated that Farajallah, a married mother of eight, was the oldest Palestinian female detainee in Israeli prisons and that she was abducted by the Israeli soldiers on December 18, 2021, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, after she was injured when many illegal Israeli colonizers attacked her.

The Israeli authorities prevented her family from visiting her throughout her imprisonment; she died at the Damoun Israeli prison.

The woman had diabetes and high blood pressure, diabetes, a heart condition, and various chronic illnesses, and was taking various medications before she was taken, prisoner.

Akram Samara, a lawyer of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, said he saw her last time last Tuesday in court, adding that she was in a wheelchair, unable to speak, and looked very fragile.

Samara said the Israeli authorities refused to provide medical reports detailing her health condition and were denying her the right to medical treatment during her imprisonment.

Her brother, Taiseer Farajallah, demanded an autopsy to know the cause of death and added that the soldiers repeatedly struck and beat his sister, after they claimed she tried to stab a colonizer, near the Ibrahimi Mosque while she was on her way to visit her two married daughters, living in the Old City of Hebron.

“My sister was a woman who struggled to provide for her family despite the dire financial situation,” Taiseer stated.

Sa’diyya’s son, Mohammad, described what happened to his mother as a crime and that his family was not allowed to visit her, adding that when they saw her in court and were not allowed to talk to her, she looked very weak and extremely ill, even unable to speak.

Her death brings the number of detainees who died in Israeli prisons since 1967 to 230.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) called for an immediate investigation into her death.

The PPS quoted a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society stating that a court hearing was held last Tuesday for Sa’diyya, who is the eldest among the female prisoners detained in the Israeli jails.

The statement added that she attended the hearing in a wheelchair, and her lawyer had already asked the Israeli prison service to refer her to a doctor after her medical examinations showed that her health condition was getting worse due to high diabetes and pressure.

“The Israeli Prosecution asked in the hearing that she should be sentenced to five years in prison and 15,000 shekels fine, in compensation; however, no definitive sentence has been so far issued,” the PPS said.

Sa’diyya was among twenty-nine female detainees, including Maysoun Mousa from Bethlehem, who was taken prisoner in 2015 and was sentenced to fifteen years in prison, in addition to Shorouq al-Badan and Bushra Tawil, who are held under the Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.

Nofouth Hammad

Israel is also still holding captive ten Palestinian mothers and a female child Nofouth Hammad, 15, who was tortured during interrogation.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held Israel responsible for her death and called on the International Community to investigate her death and ensure the release of all female detainees, children, elders, and ailing political prisoners.

Sa’diyya was from Ethna town west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Source: IMEMC

Ali Hasan Harb

Ali HarbJune 21, 2022: Ali Hasan Harb, 27, was stabbed to death by an Israeli paramilitary colonial settler while Israeli soldiers stood by and watched, doing nothing to prevent the murder. Ali was on his family land when the Israeli colonizer invaded his land, along with a number of other Israeli colonizers, who were trying to establish a colonial outpost on the Harb family land. The attack took place in Iskaka village, east of Salfit, in the central West Bank.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the young man, Ali Hasan Harb, 27, was stabbed in the heart and died from his serious wounds.

Eyewitnesses said an Israeli colonizer stabbed Harb when he and several other Palestinians intercepted an attack by the illegal colonizers, who invaded their lands and installed an outpost in the al-Harayeq area of the town.

“I was at home when a shepherd phoned us telling the family that several Israeli colonizers are installing an outpost on our land,” his cousin Firas Naim Harb said, “We went to our land, and once we arrived there, the colonizers ran away and stood at a distance before several other colonizers joined them and invaded our lands again.”

“The Israeli army then arrived in the area and started firing gas bombs at us, and before we knew it, a colonizer ran towards us and stabbed Ali before the soldiers prevented us from helping him,” he added, “The soldiers pointed their guns at us and threatened to shoot us if we approach Ali who was bleeding on the ground. We told the soldiers that we need to provide first aid to Ali and that they can shoot us if they want to, but we have to help him; he was bleeding for thirty minutes.”

“At least fifteen colonizers and armed guards of the Ariel illegal colony were on our land, and despite the presence of Israeli soldiers, one of the colonizers ran towards Ali and stabbed him in the heart,” Firas stated.

The Palestinians had to carry Ali for more than three kilometers to reach a nearby road before the medics rushed him to Yasser Arafat Hospital in Salfit, where he was pronounced dead due to his serious wounds.

 A spokesperson for the Israeli police claimed, “It is unclear who stabbed the Palestinian,” and alleged that the police were “investigating the incident,” however, the police did not make any arrests.

The ministry said the 28-year-old, identified as Ali Hassan Harb, had been stabbed in the heart by a settler.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister Mohammad Ibrahim Shtayyeh, issued statements denouncing the crime and calling for international protection for the Palestinian people living under illegal Israeli colonialist occupation.

The office of President Mahmoud Abbas called on the International Community to help end the escalating Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, especially since these deadly violations are carried out without repercussions and are not only committed by the occupation soldiers but also by the illegal colonizers living on stolen Palestinian lands.

“We keep witnessing these crimes, and the international community fails to act. For example, we saw what terrorist colonizers did to the Dawabsha family in Nablus when they firebombed their home as they slept, burning the family  to death, including the 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, and we also saw what the colonizers did to Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 16, in Jerusalem, when they kidnapped him and burnt him to death by dowsing him in fuel and pouring it down his throat before setting him ablaze….”

The president’s office called on the International Community to hold Israel accountable for its crimes and help establish a sovereign, independent, contiguous Palestinian state.

It is worth mentioning that, on May 14, 2021, Israeli soldiers killed his cousin, Awad Ahmad Harb, 27, in the same area.

Ali was from Iskaka village, east of Salfit, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC 

Laith Salah Abu Srour

June 17, 2022: Laith Salah Abu Srour, 24, was one of three Palestinians shot and killed in a barrage of gunfire by undercover Israeli forces, who opened fire on a car the three young men were traveling in.

Medical sources at the Jenin governmental hospital have confirmed that the soldiers also killed Bara’ Kamal Lahlouh, 23, and Yousef Nasser Salah, 23, from Jenin city.

According to local sources, undercover Israeli soldiers assassinated, on Friday dawn, three young Palestinian men, and injured nine, after the army opened fire at a car in an ambush in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Video – Palestine TV

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers infiltrate the Eastern Neighborhood of Jenin city, ambushed a Palestinian car, and fired dozens of live rounds at it, killing the three young men in it.

The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds at the car and its surrounding area, wounding nine Palestinians, one seriously after he was shot in the neck and three who suffered moderate-to-severe wounds.

Thousands of Palestinians marched carrying the corpses of the three young men and chanted for ongoing resistance until liberation and independence.

Laith was from Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Bara’ Kamal Lahlouh

June 17, 2022: Bara’ Kamal Lahlouh, 23, was one of three Palestinians shot and killed in a barrage of gunfire by undercover Israeli forces, who opened fire on a car the three young men were traveling in.

Medical sources at the Jenin governmental hospital have confirmed that the soldiers also killed Yousef Nasser Salah, 23, and Laith Salah Abu Srour, 24, from Jenin city.

According to local sources, undercover Israeli soldiers assassinated, on Friday dawn, three young Palestinian men, and injured nine, after the army opened fire at a car in an ambush in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Video – Palestine TV

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers infiltrate the Eastern Neighborhood of Jenin city, ambushed a Palestinian car, and fired dozens of live rounds at it, killing the three young men in it.

The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds at the car and its surrounding area, wounding nine Palestinians, one seriously after he was shot in the neck and three who suffered moderate-to-severe wounds.

Thousands of Palestinians marched carrying the corpses of the three young men and chanted for ongoing resistance until liberation and independence.

Bara’ was from Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Yousef Nasser Salah

June 17, 2022: Yousef Nasser Salah, 23, was one of three Palestinians shot and killed in a barrage of gunfire by undercover Israeli forces, who opened fire on a car the three young men were traveling in.

Medical sources at the Jenin governmental hospital have confirmed that the soldiers also killed Bara’ Kamal Lahlouh, 23, and Laith Salah Abu Srour, 24, from Jenin city.

According to local sources, undercover Israeli soldiers assassinated, on Friday dawn, three young Palestinian men, and injured nine, after the army opened fire at a car in an ambush in Jenin city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Video – Palestine TV

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers infiltrate the Eastern Neighborhood of Jenin city, ambushed a Palestinian car, and fired dozens of live rounds at it, killing the three young men in it.

The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds at the car and its surrounding area, wounding nine Palestinians, one seriously after he was shot in the neck and three who suffered moderate-to-severe wounds.

Thousands of Palestinians marched carrying the corpses of the three young men and chanted for ongoing resistance until liberation and independence.

Yousef was from Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin

June 02, 2022: Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin, 29, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers when the Israeli army invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp from several directions before storming and ransacking many homes, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters and surrounding homes.

Medical sources have confirmed that an Israeli army sharpshooter occupying a rooftop of a Palestinian home killed a young man after shooting him with a live round in the heart. The soldiers also shot another young man with a live round in the leg.

The Palestinian Health Ministry officially identified the slain young man as former political prisoner Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin, 29.

The Palestinian was not participating in the protests and his killed while walking near his home when the soldiers shot him.

“He wasn’t participating in protests. I was talking to him on the phone just before the soldiers shot him, and he told me the soldiers were near the house and that he was staying home,” his brother said, “Ayman was shot in front of his home the moment he stepped out when he thought the army left the refugee camp. The soldiers were hiding in the alleys before one of them shot him.”

Palestine TV said Aman’s father suffered a mild heart attack after hearing the news about his son’s killing and was rushed to a hospital in Bethlehem.

His brother said Ayman had a heart condition and could not run or even walk for any distance without needing to sit down to catch his breath.

The soldiers abducted two Palestinians, Issa Shadi Ma’ali, 20, and former political prisoner Abdullah Nayef Ramadan, 30, from their homes in the refugee camp.

The soldiers invaded the Ma’ali family home to abduct Jad but could not find him and decided to abduct his brother, Issa, to pressure Jad into turning himself in to the army.

The invasion was initially conducted by undercover forces driving a car with Palestinian license plates before many army jeeps invaded the refugee camp.

On Wednesday evening, a Palestinian man, who was seriously injured during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in May of 2021, died from his wounds at a hospital in Egypt.

The Health Ministry in Gaza identified the Palestinian as Yasser Atiya al-Masri, 41, from Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

Also Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Bilal Awad Kabaha, 24, after shooting him with live rounds in the chest and thigh, and injured at least six, including three who suffered serious wounds, during protests that took place after many army jeeps invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Earlier Wednesday, the army killed a Palestinian journalist, Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, after shooting her at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank

Ayman was from the Deheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Yasser Atiya al-Masri

June 01, 2022: Yasser Atiya al-Masri, 41, died of wounds he sustained when he was hit by shrapnel from an Israeli missile during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in May of 2021.

In an official statement, the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said Yasser was one of its members.

The Brigades stated that Yasser was seriously injured when the army fired missiles at him and other fighters in Deir al-Balah during the Israeli offensive on the coastal region.

The Israeli offensive on Gaza (May 10 – May 21, 2021) led to the death of 240 Palestinians, including sixty-five children, thirty-nine women, and seventeen elders. The Israeli missiles and shells also caused 1900 injuries, including 560 children, 380 women, and ninety-one elders.

The Israeli bombardment displaced more than 75.000 Palestinians after the Israeli army and the air force targeted hundreds of homes, residential towers, commercial buildings, medical centers, and infrastructure.

The Israeli missiles destroyed three mosques and caused damage to forty mosques and one church, destroyed 1447 residential units, and caused partial damage to 13.000 and fifteen public buildings.

Also, the Israeli missiles and shells destroyed 205 homes and apartment buildings, thirty-three media facilities, seventy-five government-run buildings, including police stations and service centers, and 490 agricultural structures.

Also Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Bilal Awad Kabaha, 24, after shooting him with live rounds in the chest and thigh, and injured at least six, including three who suffered serious wounds, during protests that took place after many army jeeps invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Earlier Wednesday, the army killed a Palestinian journalist, Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, after shooting her at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Yasser was from Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ghofran Haroun Warasna

June 01, 2022: Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, was shot in the chest and killed by Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Dr. Yousef Takrouri, the director of the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, said Ghofran was left to bleed to death by the Israeli soldiers and died before the medics could take her to the hospital, adding that the doctors tried to revive her, but she succumbed to her serious wounds.

Dr. Yousef added that the soldiers shot Ghofran with a live round in the left side of her chest, under the armpit, adding that the bullet went through her heart and exited from the right side of her chest.

He also said the soldiers did not allow anybody to reach her and left her bleeding on the ground for twenty minutes before eventually allowing the Palestinian medics to reach her.

The slain young woman studied media and journalism at Hebron University and was active in documenting the Israeli military violations.

In addition, she was a journalist reporting to three Radio stations in Hebron.

A few days before the soldiers killed her, Ghofran started a new job at Dream Radio in Hebron and was on her way to work.

Her cousin, Yousef Warasna, said that he was heading to work in his car with his son, and was informed she was shot and killed.

An eyewitness said the woman was walking in the area heading to her work and did not attempt to attack the soldiers when they shot her near their military tower.

Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the Israeli crime and demanded the International Community act on prosecuting Israel for its ongoing and escalating violations against the civilians.

“This organized terrorism is encouraged by the absence of sanctions and punitive measures against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine,” he said, “The lack of punishment means another crime will be committed…”.

“The International Criminal Court sent forty investigators to Ukraine in less than two months,” Dr. Shtayyeh stated, “Yet, nothing has been done to prosecute Israel for its crimes that have been ongoing for decades.”

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot the woman when she allegedly attempted to stab them, adding that the soldiers “neutralized the woman.” No soldiers were hurt in the purported attack.

In incidents of alleged stabbings or attempted stabbings, the Israeli army does not allow the Palestinian medics to approach the wounded and instead calls for an Israeli ambulance, leaving the wounded bleeding to “secure the scene” and ensure they have the person in custody regardless of their condition.

However, the soldiers allowed the Palestinian medics to transfer her to a Palestinian hospital in Hebron city instead of taking her to an Israeli hospital, an issue that casts serious doubts on the military allegations.

Ghofran was from Shiokh al-Arroub village, northeast of Hebron. Source: IMEMC

Bilal Awad Kabaha

June 01, 2022: Bilal Awad Kabaha, 24, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers with live rounds in the chest and thigh.

The soldiers killed Bilal and injured at least six, including three who suffered serious wounds, during protests that took place after many army jeeps invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said at least thirty military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, invaded the town before the soldiers stormed homes and occupied their rooftops to use them as firing posts and started to demolish a home.

The sources added that dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that the young man was rushed to Jenin governmental hospital in critical condition but died from his wounds.

The Health Ministry stated that the army shot six Palestinians with live rounds, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds after being shot in the neck, face, and abdomen.

One of the wounded is a medic who was shot while trying to provide the essential aid to the seriously wounded young man.

During the invasion, the army fired many gas bombs at homes and buildings, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The invasion was conducted to demolish the home of Dia’ Hamarsha, 27, who was killed by an Israeli police officer, on March 30, 2022, after allegedly shooting to death five Israelis in a suburb of Tel Aviv.

Earlier Wednesday, the soldiers killed a Palestinian woman, Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Also Wednesday, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said a young man, Yasser Atiya al-Masri, 41, from Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, died from serious wounds he suffered during the Israeli offensive on Gaza on May of last year, 2021. The Palestinian was receiving treatment in Egypt when he succumbed to his serious wounds.

Bilal was from Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Gheith Rafiq Yameen

May 24, 2022: Gheith Rafiq Yameen, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in Nablus during a pre-dawn invasion. At least seventy-five Palestinians were injured during protests that took place after dozens of soldiers invaded Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Health Ministry said the child, Gheith Rafiq Yameen, 16, was rushed to Rafidia hospital in Nablus, suffering a serious headshot wound.

Gheith was instantly rushed to surgery but succumbed to his serious wounds, the Ministry added.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers shot fifteen Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets.

Jibril added that the army caused forty-one Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, one who suffered burns due to concussion grenades and another young man who fell while the soldiers chased him.

The soldiers also targeted a PRCS ambulance with gas bombs when the medics rushed a pregnant woman in labor to a Rafidia hospital in Nablus.

The protests and injuries occurred when the army accompanied many buses of illegal Israeli colonizers into Joseph’s Tomb, east of Nablus.

Media sources in Nablus said several Palestinian fighters exchanged fire with the invading soldiers.

ِAlso, illegal Israeli colonizers fired many live rounds and hurled stones at Palestinian cars in Huwwara town, south of Nablus.

Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Samaritans revere Joseph the patriarch; however, the Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages, despite the site being in Area A, where the Palestinian Authority supposedly has full control. The Israeli military that governs Palestinians in the West Bank under martial law prohibits Muslims from worshiping at the site.

Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews constantly try to visit the shrine without approval, as many Jews believe the tomb to be the final resting place of the biblical figure in the Old Testament.

Palestinians believe that Joseph’s Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure.

Gheith was from Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC