Omar ‘Awni Younis

April 27, 2019: Omar ‘Awni Abdul-Karim Younis, 20, died from serious wounds he suffered a week earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him at a military roadblock in northern West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Omar died at the Israeli Beilinson Israeli medical center.

The soldiers, stationed at Za’tara military roadblock, north of Nablus, shot the young man with several rounds of live ammunition, reportedly after he attempted to stab them, and prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him.

No soldiers were injured in the reported incident.

After Omar was shot and seriously wounded, the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported that the Israeli Salem military court issued an order, remanding him for seven more days, awaiting interrogation, despite his serious injuries.

It added that Younis was transferred to Beilinson Israeli medical center, where he remained in a very serious condition, hooked to a respiratory machine, until his death several days later.

Omar was from Sanniriya town, south of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Abdul-Jaber Salim

January 15, 2018: Ahmad Abdul-Jaber Salim, 28, from Jayyous town, was shot by Israeli soldiers with a live round to his head, and died from his serious wounds at Darwish Nazzal hospital, in Qalqilia, in the northern West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinian protesters, wounding Ahmad in the head, and then fired gas bombs at the Palestinian ambulances and medics that arrived on the scene.

Ahmad was transferred to Darwish Nazzal hospital and was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

It is worth mentioning that Ahmad was a former political prisoner, who was held by Israel for three years before he was released in 2016, and was a student of the Al-Quds Open University in Qalqilia.

He was the secretary of the “Student Unity Block,” of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP).

Following his death, the soldiers completely closed the main road, and installed many roadblocks in the area.

Many youngsters also hurled stones at Israeli army vehicles and settlers’ cars, while hundreds of Palestinians marched to the hospital protesting his death.

Ahmad was from Jayyous, near Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC.

Bashar Masalha

BashaMsalhaMarch, 8, 2016: Bashar Mohammad Masalha, 22, was killed by Israeli police, who said he stabbed an American citizen and wounded several other Israelis, including a pregnant woman, near the Port in Jaffa city.

Bashar lived with his parents in the second floor (145 square/meters) of their home, and on June 21, the soldiers demolished its inner walls, rendering it unsafe.

The destruction caused serious structural damage to the first and third floors of the building, also rendering them unsafe.

His brother, Baha’, lived with his wife and their two children, in the first floor, while his other brother, Tha’er, lived in the third floor along with his wife and their child.

The American who was killed, identified as Taylor Force, 29, was a student at Vanderbilt University, and traveled to Israel as part of a group of MBA students participating in a 10-day trip during their spring break, which included visits to high-tech companies and meeting with Israeli business leaders, along with sightseeing and recreation.

The Israeli authorities held Bashar’s corpse until May 20th, 2016. Bashar was from Hijja town in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia. Source: IMEMC