Nihad Amin Barghouthi

February 15, 2022: Nihad Amin Barghouthi, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the young man from Kafr Ein village, northwest of Ramallah, was shot in the abdomen and was rushed to the Istishari Hospital in Ramallah but succumbed to his serious wounds.

His brother said Nihad was abducted by the soldiers when he was only sixteen and was imprisoned for nearly a year.

He added that Nihad was also shot by the soldiers before and was imprisoned for a month before being released on bail.

The brother also said that protests were taking place in the area and that the Nihad wasn’t hiding or running but was in an open area, clearly visible by the soldiers at a distance.

An off-duty medic who lives nearby told Quds News Network (QNN) that the young man was not among the protesters but was walking in the area when the soldiers fired two rounds at him, hitting him with one.

“I rushed to help him and tried to talk to him, but he wasn’t alert, although he was still conscious…” the medic said, “We live in a village, no medical center or a hospital nearby, and then some Palestinians rushed to help before we took him in a civilian car to the hospital…”

Video By Quds News

Local activist Bilal Tamimi said the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters at the village’s main entrance.

He added that the army fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, causing several injuries.

Nihad was from Kafr Ein village, northwest of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Video By Palestine Times

 

Omar Abul-Majid As’ad

January 12, 2022: Omar Abul-Majid As’ad, 80, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded a village north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before detaining and assaulting him in an under-construction building.

An autopsy conducted by Israeli authorities confirmed that the 80-year old Palestinian-American retiree died of a heart attack brought on by “external violence” inflicted by the Israeli soldiers upon his body.

Specifically, “bruises on his head, redness on his wrists from being bound, and bleeding in his eyelids from being tightly blindfolded”, according to the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz.

The Mayor of Jaljulia, Fuad Motea’, said the soldiers invaded the Jaljulia village, abducted Omar, and took him to an under-construction home where they brutally assaulted him before leaving him on the ground.

Although he had U.S citizenship, he could not risk leaving the West Bank to be with his children in the United States for fear of not being allowed back to Palestine.

Motea’ also added that the elderly man, who is also an American citizen, was detained by the soldiers in the al-Ein area in Jaljulia before, around 1:30 at dawn, before he was cuffed, blindfolded, and assaulted by the soldiers in the building.

He added that the slain elderly man was returning home after visiting with relatives when the soldiers stopped his car and forced him out before proceeding to assault him in the building.

He stated that Palestinian medics rushed to the scene, but were unable to resuscitate the man, before moving his corpse to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah. The soldiers also abducted at least four Palestinians in the village.

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His nephew, Mohammad, told Palestine TV that several army vehicles invaded the village after midnight, before the soldiers forced his uncle out of his car, and proceeded to cuff and blindfold him, and started dragging him on the ground before taking him to the under-construction building.

He added that after the soldiers repeatedly struck his uncle in the under-construction home, and after realizing that he was dead they just left him on the ground and left the area.

“He was an old man with respiratory issues; the soldiers had no reason to abduct him, let alone to cuff and blindfold him, and to take him to an under-construction home, where they constantly assaulted him, and then just left him there!” Mohammad said.

The Palestinians found his corpse approximately at 4 at dawn in the under-construction building, after the soldiers withdrew from the village.

Photo – Palestine TV

During the invasion, the soldiers also detained several Palestinians after the army broke into homes and searched them.

As’ad is just one of the hundreds of Palestinian men that have lost their lives during middle-of-the-night raids by Israeli soldiers.

The fully armed soldiers routinely carry out operations under the cover of the dark to frighten and intimidate Palestinians – often children – and detain them.

As’ad was an American citizen; he lived most of his adult life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but returned to Palestine about ten years ago. His US passport is what made him worthy of notice by US media and the government.

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price indicated that the U.S. government had reached out for “clarification” on the matter and that Israel had begun an investigation into As’ad’s death. Beyond condolences to the family of the deceased, there was no further action taken by the U.S. government.

Update: Thirteen days after he was killed by the soldiers, his name was among the names of Palestinians who received family reunification documents from Israel.

This is not the first time an American citizen has met with tragedy and injustice at the hands of the Israeli military. A number of others have been killed, seriously injured, or tortured. Some of the victims were activists, fighting for equal rights for Palestinians. Others were Palestinian-Americans. If Americans Knew reported on six of these cases; the Foreign Service Journal documented others.

These American victims had little success in holding Israel accountable – Palestinian victims have even less.

Also at dawn on the day Omar was killed, the soldiers abducted eighteen Palestinians and injured two, including a journalist, in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

Omar, a Palestinian who also holds U.S citizenship, was from Jaljulia village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC, IsraelPalestineNews

Ghadir Anis Masalma

December 24, 2021: 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.

The Mayor of Sinjil, Hazem Tawafsha, stated that Ghadir was standing with her husband at the entrance to the town, near the settler-only bypass Road 60 when she was killed.

Five years ago, Ghadeer won her battle with cancer; “I am stronger than cancer,” she used to say according to family.

Her husband, Saleh Abu Hamada, 67, said the Israeli colonizers rammed his wife with the car and fled the scene.

“He didn’t stop, he didn’t slow down, he just rammed her with his car, and sped away,” her husband stated, “We were just heading back home.”

“She was always very socially active, loves to be around people and her family. Her heart was always loving and caring,” her niece, Zahra said, “She was a loving mother to everybody who knew her.

In related news, Israeli colonizers attacked and injured three Palestinians while working on their lands in the Wadi Qana area, in Deir Istiya town, west of Salfit in the central West Bank.

Many farmers, who were working on their lands in the area, rushed to the aid of the Palestinians and managed to force the colonizers away.

Ghadeer is the seventh Palestinian to be killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers this month alone.

On December 22, Israeli soldiers killed Mohammad Issa Abbas, 26, in the al-Biereh city, near Ramallah.

On December 21, the soldiers killed Abdul-Aziz Hikmat Mousa, 22, at Dothan military roadblock, near Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On December 12, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Mohammad al-Kayyal, 31, in Nablus city in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On December 10, 2021, the soldiers killed Jamil Abu Ayyash, 31, during the weekly protest against the illegal Israeli colonies in Beita town, southeast of Nablus.

On December 6, 2021, the soldiers killed Mohammad Nidal Younis, 15, at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, after the army claimed he intentionally rammed his car into the roadblock.

On December 04, 2021, the army killed Mohammad Shawkat Salima, 25, after he stabbed an Israeli settler in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. He was first shot and injured and was lying on the ground before the soldiers fired a second live round that killed him.

In addition, one Israeli was, identified as Yehuda Dimantman, 20, was killed on December 16, 2021, by Palestinians who opened fire at his car, near the evacuated Homesh colonialist outpost, which was built on Palestinian lands north of Nablus.

Ghadeer was Sinjil town, northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Raed Yousef Jadallah

August, 31, 2021: Raed Yousef Jadallah, 39, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live rounds at him, when they attacked him along with several other Palestinian workers in a crossing area of the Annexation Wall, near the western entrance of Beit Ur al-Tahta village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Eyewitnesses the Palestinian suffered serious wounds, on Tuesday at night, and bled to death after the soldiers refused to allow any Palestinian to approach him.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Palestinian Civil Coordination Office was informed by the Israeli side that the young man has died from his wounds.

The slain man, who was identified as Raed Yousef Jadallah, 39, is in Beit Ur at-Tahta and also bears a Jerusalem ID card, the Maan News Agency said.

The Palestinian was returning home from work in occupied Jerusalem when the soldiers delivered the fatal shots.

The slain Palestinian man did not attack, or attempt to attack the soldiers, when they started firing at the Palestinian workers to force them away.

Hours after he was fatally shot, and his corpse was detained by the army, Palestinian medics managed retrieve his body, and moved it to Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah.

Such attacks targeting Palestinian workers near the various gates and crossing points of the Annexation Wall in the occupied West Bank, are frequent and have led to dozens of casulaties, including fatalities.

Raed was from Beit Ur al-Tahta, west of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Yousef Nawwaf Mohareb

Yousef MoharebJuly 26th, 2021: Yousef Nawwaf Mohareb, 17, died of wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him in the neck near Ramallah, in central West Bank, 74 days earlier.

Medical sources stated that Yousef Nawwaf Mohareb, 17, from Abwein town, north of Ramallah, was shot with a live round in the neck after Israeli soldiers invaded the town and fired live rounds at protesters.

They added that the teen was shot with live rounds in the fifth and seventh vertebrae.

Naji Hamad, the head of Abwein village council, said the teen was rushed to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he underwent an urgent surgery and remained

in an extremely critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit until he succumbed to his wounds.

Yousef was from Abwein, north of Ramallah in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Fadi Sadiq Mousa Washha

June 2, 2021: Fadi Sadiq Mousa Washha, 34, died of wounds sustained two weeks prior when he was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers while participating in a protest in solidarity with the people of Gaza, where bombs were raining down, killing whole families crushed under the rubble of their homes.

He was near the northern entrance to Al-Biereh, in the Ramallah district, when Israeli soldiers invading the village shot him twice in the head. He was rushed to the hospital and into surgery, and was in the intensive care unit until his death on Wednesday June 2nd.

After the soldiers shot Fadi in the head, a photo of him resurfaced on the Internet, showing an attack several years ago in which he was bloodied and arrested by Israeli soldiers. He had suffered a lot throughout his entire life, ever since he was a child, at the hands of the Israeli occupation, sustaining bullet injuries and undergoing numerous arrests. Fadi had spent 8 years in Israeli prisons, and his young cousin was also murdered by the Israeli occupation several years ago.

The number of Palestinians killed during the Israeli aggression rose to 255, including 66 children and 39 women; among the dead are seventeen elderly and five with special needs.

The previous week, a Palestinian died of his wounds on Monday, another died of his wounds on Thursday, and another four Palestinians were found buried under the rubble left of their homes after the Israeli bombardment.

Over 50,000 people were driven from their homes during the Israeli bombardment.

Now that the bombing has temporarily ceased, the Palestinians of Gaza remain trapped within the open-air prison of the Gaza Strip, in which 2.4 million Palestinians live crowded together in harsh economic conditions due to an Israeli siege that has been in place for fourteen years.

Fadi was from al-Biereh, near Ramallah in the Central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Ishaq Hmeid

May 18, 2021: Mohammad Ishaq Hmeid, 25, was killed by Israeli soldiers who shot him with a live round near Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank.

The Health Ministry in Ramallah has confirmed that Hmeid, from Beit Anan town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, suffered a severe injury to the chest before he was rushed to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The Health Ministry added that six of the injured Palestinians suffered serious wounds.

It added that the soldiers also directly targeted a Palestinian ambulance with several rounds of live ammunition, in addition to firing at reporters and press cars.

Adham Fayez Mousa Kashef

After the death of the Palestinian, several armed resistance fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers near the northern entrance of al-Biereh. An Israeli military spokesperson said two soldiers were injured.

In related news, the soldiers shot one Palestinian with live fire in the leg in Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah.

On the same day, the Adham Fayez Mousa Kashef, 20, was killed by Israeli army fire at the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, near Ramallah.  Adham was from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in al-Biereh city.

Islam Wael Burnat

The soldiers also killed Islam Wael Burnat, 15, from Bil’in village, near Ramallah, shooting him with a live round in the head; many Palestinians were also injured.

Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters near the al-Biereh city, and fired dozens of live rounds, gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.

Mohammad was from Beit Anan town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Islam Wael Burnat

May 18, 2021: Islam Wael Burnat, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers who shot him with a live round in the head, after the army invaded Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and attacked nonviolent protesters, many Palestinians were also injured.

Islam was shot with a live round in the head after the army invaded the village.

Adham al-Kashef

On that day, the soldiers also killed Adham Fayez Mousa Kashef, 20, at the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, near Ramallah.

Adham was from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in al-Biereh city.

Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters near the al-Biereh city, and fired dozens of live rounds, gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.

They added that the soldiers killed a young man, identified as Mohammad Ishaq Hmeid, 25, in addition to shooting at least sixty-four with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets and causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Mohammad-Hmeid

The Health Ministry in Ramallah has confirmed that Hmeid, from Beit Anan town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, suffered a severe injury to the chest before he was rushed to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The Health Ministry added that six of the injured Palestinians suffered serious wounds.

It added that the soldiers also directly targeted a Palestinian ambulance with several rounds of live ammunition, in addition to firing at reporters and press cars.

After the death of the Palestinian, several armed resistance fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers near the northern entrance of al-Biereh. An Israeli military spokesperson said two soldiers were injured.

In related news, the soldiers shot one Palestinian with live fire in the leg in Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah.

Islam was from Bil’in village, near Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Adham Fayez Mousa Kashef

May 18, 2021: Adham Fayez Mousa Kashef, 20, was killed by Israeli army fire at the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, near Ramallah in central West Bank.

Media sources in Ramallah said the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters near the al-Biereh city, and fired dozens of live rounds, gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.

They added that the soldiers also killed a young man, identified as Mohammad Ishaq Hmeid, 25, in addition to shooting at least sixty-four with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets and causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Mohammad-Hmeid

The Health Ministry in Ramallah has confirmed that Hmeid, from Beit Anan town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, suffered a severe injury to the chest before he was rushed to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The Health Ministry added that six of the injured Palestinians suffered serious wounds.

It stated that the soldiers also directly targeted a Palestinian ambulance with several rounds of live ammunition, in addition to firing at reporters and press cars.

After the death of the Palestinian, several armed resistance fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers near the northern entrance of al-Biereh. An Israeli military spokesperson said two soldiers were injured.

In related news, the soldiers shot one Palestinian with live fire in the leg in Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers killed one Palestinian, identified as Islam Zahda.

Adham was from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in al-Biereh city. Source: IMEMC

Khaled Maher Nofal

February 5th, 2021: Khaled Maher Nofal, 34, was shot and killed by a paramilitary illegal Israeli colonialist settler near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after he reportedly attempted to break into a house.

According to the Israeli military, Khaled, who was unarmed, attempted to break into a home in the illegal Sadeh Ephraim colony, which was installed on privately-owned Palestinian lands.

The army also claimed that, at about 3:45 in the morning, the Palestinian drove his car fast through a field, and stopped in front of a house at the edge of the colony, and allegedly tried to enter through a locked door.

It added that a guard woke up and began a physical confrontation with the man before another guard shot and killed him.

Radi Abu Fkheitha, the head of Ras Karkar Village Council, said the army informed the family Khaled Maher Nofal, 34, that he was shot and killed, and accompanied his father, Maher, and his brother, Mohammad, to the scene to identify him and his bloody clothes.

It is worth mentioning that Khaled is a married father of a boy, only four years of age, and works at the Palestinian Finance Ministry.

He was near the ar-Reesan Mountain, which was recently illegally confiscated by Israeli colonists who established the Sde Ephraim colony on the stolen Palestinian lands.

After the man was shot, Palestinian medics rushed to the area, but the soldiers prevented them from reaching him, and took his corpse away.

His family denied the Israeli allegations, and said that the guard or the soldiers did not have to deliver fatal shots, especially since he was unarmed, and could have been easily arrested.

They added that their son was executed in cold blood, and that the soldiers confiscated his car, in addition to invading and ransacking the family’s home and interrogated them.

“He just went to check on his land in the ar-Reesan Mountain where Israeli has been trying to illegally annex the lands of the Palestinians in the area for its colonialist activities,” the family stated, “He owns dozens of Dunams of lands there.”

Khaled was from Ras Karkar village , in the Ramallah District, in central West Bank. Source: IMEMC