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

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

Ali Ayman Abu Alia

December 4, 2020: Ali Ayman Abu Alia, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while participating in a peaceful march in his village of al-Mughayyir, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Amin Abu Alia, the head of al- Mughayyir Village Council said several army jeeps invaded the eastern area of the village, and attacked unarmed protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

He added that the soldiers shot Ali Ayman Abu Alia, 13, with a live round in the abdomen, before Palestinian medics rushed him to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he was immediately sent to surgery, but succumbed to his serious wounds despite all attempts to save his life.

Abu Alia also stated that the soldiers shot four young Palestinian men with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

Nickolai Mladenov, the United Nations’ Special Coordinator to the Middle East, called for a credible and independent investigation into the death of the child.

In a tweet, the UN official said, “Israel must swiftly and independently investigate the shocking incident,” and added that “Children enjoy special protection under International Law, and must be protected from violence.”

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The Office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the slaying of the child, and said that this incident is part of Israel’s continued brutal and criminal violations against the Palestinian people, especially the children.

It also called on the international community to provide protection to the Palestinian people, and to ensure the establishment of an independent, contiguous, and sovereign Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Ali was from al-Mughayyir village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar

October 25, 2020: Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers who repeatedly struck and assaulted him, after they had chased his car and opened fire at it, on the main Ramallah-Nablus road, in the occupied West Bank.

They added that the soldiers fired several live rounds at the car, and then repeatedly assaulted Sobar, including hitting him with rifle-butts, inflicting serious wounds, but did not attempt to abduct him or move him to an Israeli medical center.

Palestinian medics were called to the scene and provided the seriously wounded young man with vital first aid before rushing him to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.

Initial reports indicated that the young man was shot in his car, but eyewitnesses confirmed he was not injured by the bullets, but instead, all his wounds were inflicted by the soldiers who brutally assaulted him.

Dr. Ahmad al-Bitwati, the head of Ramallah Medical Complex in Ramallah, told Palestine TV that Snobar was not shot, but died as a result of injuries sustained from an attack by Israeli forces.

“There were visible signs of beatings on Snobar’s neck,” Bitawi said.

The medical center also confirmed reported that the injuries to Snobar’s neck were consistent with being beaten with the butts of Israeli soldiers’ rifles.

Al-Bitawi added that the Palestinian was already dead when the Palestinian ambulance arrived at the medical center.

Furthermore, Defense for Children International (DCI)- Palestine Branch said Snobar was helping his 17-year-old friend move his broken-down car near the village of Turmus Ayya, located northeast of Ramallah when Israeli forces arrived at the scene.

It added that the friend managed to flee on foot to some nearby trees where he became an eyewitness to Snobar’s killing. Snobar was surrounded by Israeli forces and placed in a chokehold before being beaten and killed by Israeli forces, according to the eyewitness. Snobar was later transferred by ambulance to a Ramallah hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Saturday evening, the soldiers closed Beit Iksa and Qalandia roadblocks, north of Jerusalem, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing in both directions.

The soldiers searched dozens of cars and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, before the army invaded the al-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, and chased many young men.

Israeli sources quoted the army claiming that pipe bombs were hurled at the Qalandia terminal, causing no injuries or damage and that an army sapper was called to the scene.

Amer was from Yitma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Source: IMEMC

Fadi Adnan Samara

Fadi SamaraMay 29, 2020: Fadi Adnan Sarhan Samara, 37, a father of five, was killed by Israeli soldiers after he lost control of his vehicle when he was fired upon by Israeli colonial settlers near Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers fired live rounds at the Palestinian car after the driver reportedly tried to ram them, and that the soldiers “neutralized the threat,” a term Israel and various Israeli media outlets frequently use when the soldiers fatally shoot a Palestinian.

His family denied the military allegations and said the man lost control of his car after Israeli colonialist settlers opened fire at it.

The slain man was identified as Fadi Adnan Sarhan Samara, 37, a father of five children, including an infant (two months of age) from Abu Qash village, north of Ramallah.

He worked in Israel and had returned back home to Nabi Saleh to celebrate the Muslim feast of al-Fitr with his family.

His brothers stated that he left his home in the evening heading to az-Zawiya village, west of Salfit in central West Bank, to fetch his wife and children and bring them back home, as they were visiting her family there.

The Israeli army claimed that Fadi tried to ram soldiers with his car near a natural spring in the Ramallah governorate. He was shot in the leg and was left to bleed for about an hour,  without any first aid.

But Palestinian media outlets and residents in the area said that Fadi lost control of his car when illegal Israeli colonialist settlers, who repeatedly invade the area, opened fire at his car, before the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds at it, claiming that he was attempting to ram them.

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One of his brothers, and one of his cousins, were both detained by the army, and after being released, they stated that an army officer told them, after confirming his identity, that they could not take his corpse for burial.

They stated that the military was taunting them by stating that the family can have his corpse back “maybe in an hour or two, a month or two, a year or two….”

His family, and the residents of his village, strongly denounced his murder, and stated that the Israeli soldiers are always “trigger happy” when it comes to shooting Palestinians, and that the army tries to justify these crimes by making false allegations.

They called for a serious investigation into the fatal shooting and called on international organizations to act and hold Israel accountable at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for its escalating crimes and ongoing violations against the Palestinian people, their homes and property.

Protests erupted after the fatal shooting of the Palestinian man, and the soldiers fired live rounds and rubber-coated steel rounds.

A Palestinian man with Downs Syndrome was struck with a live round in his leg.

Fadi was from Abu Qash village, north of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Sofian Nawwaf al-Khawaja

March 22, 2020: Sofian Nawwaf al-Khawaja, 29, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the entrance of Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot Sofian during an invasion of the area, causing a very serious injury that resulted in his death shortly afterward.

They added that the soldiers stopped and held a Palestinian ambulance that was rushing to render aid to the Palestinian.

Instead of allowing the Palestinian medics to render the urgently needed aid to the critically wounded young man, the soldiers called for an Israeli ambulance while al-Khawaja continued to bleed.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers opened fire at several Palestinians who reportedly hurled stones at their jeeps.

However, Palestinian sources said the slain Palestinian was not among the protesters but happened to be passing through the area along with his cousin.

Israeli daily Haaretz quoted a military spokesperson stating that the soldiers opened fire at two Palestinians who were “hurling rocks at Israeli vehicles at the Ni’lin junction,” and added that the soldiers “killed one of them, while the other Palestinian managed to escape.”

Haaretz added that the army initiated a search campaign in the area.

Sofian was from Nil’in, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Fakhr Mahmoud Qurt

Fakhr QurtFebruary 17, 2020: Fakhr Mahmoud Abu Zayed Qurt, 53, was found dead in a deserted valley in the West Bank. Israeli soldiers stationed in the occupied West Bank recovered his body, which they found tangled among bushes in a rural area, and stated that Fakhr apparently died of his wounds after a shooting attack targeting Israeli soldiers two weeks prior.

The corpse was found near Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

The slain Palestinian has been identified as Fakhr Mahmoud Abu Zayed Qurt, 53, from Betunia town, south of Ramallah.

According to the Israeli military spokesperson, the body was found “at the end of operational and intelligence efforts and after sweeping operations of the Israeli security services.”

The military claimed the Palestinian was injured after the soldiers responded to him firing at them, and fled the scene.

The military reported to Israeli news outlets that next to the body, which was eventually located only one kilometer from where the incident took place, the soldiers located an M16 rifle and a pistol, indicating that the person killed may have been responsible for the shooting.

The attack which the deceased Palestinian is suspected of having taken part was a shooting incident targeting Israeli soldiers two weeks ago, in which one Israeli soldier was lightly wounded near the “Dolip” settlement on Feb. 6th.

Local sources in Betunia said that, five days ago, the soldiers invaded and ransacked his home, before abducting two of his sons, Haitham and Mohammad, in addition to confiscating his car.

A statement issued by the Israeli military read, in part, “Following an operational and intelligence effort by all the security forces, and after extensive searches, [Israeli military] fighters soon located a body of the Palestinian who carried out a shooting attack in Binyamin”.

The February 6th exchange of fire was one of three attacks that same day, which was the day that the Trump-Kushner plan for Israeli annexation of historic Palestine was publicly announced. Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest of the plan when it was announced, because they see it as a colonial land grab by Israel. No Palestinian leaders were consulted in the creation of the Trump-Kushner plan.

Fakhr was from Betunia town, south of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Yousef Wajeeh Sohweil

May 31, 2019: Yousef Wajeeh Sohweil, 18, was killed by Israeli police officers in occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly stabbed and injured two Israelis, and attempted to attack a police officer.

Israeli sources said the Palestinian came from the West Bank to attend Friday prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, on the last Friday of Ramadan.

Israeli online daily, The Jerusalem Post, said an Israeli man, in his fifties, suffered critical wounds, and added that a teen, 16 years of age, suffered moderate-to-severe wounds.

It quoted the Superintendent of the Israeli Police in Jerusalem Micky Rosenfeld telling its reporter that one Israeli was stabbed and critically injured at Damascus Gate, and that the second Israel was stabbed and moderately injured when the Palestinian managed to make it through the gate to the Old City, before the officers shot him dead.

Following the incident, the Israeli army and police significantly increased their deployment in the Old City, and all areas leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The soldiers started searching hundreds of worshipers, after ordering them out of several buses in Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood, and forced them to walk a long distance towards the mosque.

It is worth mentioning that this incident took place on the last Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

Earlier Friday, the soldiers killed a Palestinian child near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and injured a young man from Hebron, while trying to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Media sources said the soldiers shot and killed Abdullah Luay Gheith, 16, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after opening fire at him and several Palestinians, who were trying to enter Jerusalem from Wad Abu al-Hummus area, near the villages of al-Khass and an-No’man, east of Bethlehem.

Yousef was from Abwein village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Qassem Mohammad Ali Abasi

December 20, 2018: Qassem Mohammad Abasi, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers near Jerusalem.

The soldiers also  injured two others, after opening fire at their car near Beit El military roadblock, north of the al-Biereh city, in the central West Bank governorate of Ramallah and al-Biereh.

The wounded Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad Hani al-Abasi, 28, and two teens; Mohammad Ma’moun Abasi and his brother Mahmoud.

Except for Qassem. They suffered mild-to-moderate wounds, mainly from shrapnel and glass.

Mohammad Hani al-Abasi told Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) that they were heading to Ramallah, but road was closed by the army, before an officer told the drivers there that the road is closed, and will remain closed for about two hours.

He added that the officers told them that they must instead take a bypass road near Beit El.

They then turned the car around to try to find another way, and when they were about to leave the area, a bunch of Israeli soldiers and settlers began chasing their car.

“Soldiers and settlers were all around us, behind is and in front of our car, and that is when they opened fire,” Mohammad added, “the tires were punctured, the windshield and the back window were also broken by bullets.”

“Only then we realized that Qassem was shot — I heard Mahmoud al-Abasi shouting his name over and over, and he was in a very critical condition,” Mohammad stated, “I called for an ambulance, and the soldiers forced us all out, but Qassem was injured, unable to move.”

Mohammad said that he and the other passengers were forced by the Israeli army to take Qassem out of the car, even though he had been shot in the back. They did what the army said, and put him on the ground.

The medical team that arrived declared that Qassem was dead – but the army left the teen lying on the ground for an hour until they allowed an ambulance to come.

The army claimed that the driver of the car “broke through the military roadblock,” before the soldiers opened fire at the car, seriously injuring Qassem, who succumbed to his wounds, and added that “it is still investigating the incident.”

Palestinian sources said Qassem was in a car transporting four Palestinians, all carrying Jerusalem ID cards, and just after arriving at Beit El military roadblock, the soldiers suspected that the car “was involved in a shooting” targeting a bus station on the colonialist road #60, close to Ofra illegal colony, east of Ramallah, although  the distance between Ofra and Beit El is about 2 Kilometers, and the fatal shooting that killed Mohammad took place 40 minutes later.

The army closed Ofra junction after the alleged shooting at the bus station, and said that the soldiers fired back, before the army invaded Ein Yabrud nearby town.

Furthermore, the army completely closed various areas in the governorate, including the gate leading to the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, in addition to the towns of Deir Dibwan, Silwad, Doura al-Qare’, and Ein Siniya.

The soldiers also attacked many Palestinians at Ein Siniya Junction, north of Ramallah, after the army stopped and searched dozens of cars.

Furthermore, the army invaded Doura al-‘Qare’, and declared it a closed military zone, before storming and ransacking many shops, causing excessive damage after the soldiers claimed they were unable to find surveillance recordings in the stores.

The soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at many Palestinian protesters, and prevented journalists and medics from entering the town.

Qassem was from Silwan town, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Mahmoud Nakhleh

December 14, 2018: Mahmoud Nakhleh, 17, was killed by Israeli forces, on Friday, in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said Mahmoud was shot in the abdomen with live bullets during a protest, in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp.

Several people were also injured in confrontations which erupted between Palestinians and invading Israeli forces, during protests in Ramallah, against the Israeli settlement construction and the seizure of their lands.

According to a local Palestinian news agency, Israeli soldiers shot Nakhleh from a distance of fewer than 10 meters.

The soldiers tried to detain Nakhleh afterwards, local news reported, but Palestinian paramedics were able to transport him to the hospital, after a standoff that lasted more than 30 minutes. After Nakhleh was transferred to a hospital, he was pronounced dead.

Ramallah was under a complete lockdown by the Israeli army on Thursday, following a shooting attack by an unidentified Palestinian who killed two Israeli soldiers near the illegal settlement of Ofra, PNN further reported.

Most of the entry checkpoints were reopened on Friday, but Israeli forces remained heavily deployed on the outskirts of Ramallah, and carried out sporadic raids into the twin city of al-Bireh, resulting in Palestinians protesting against their presence.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, at least 100 Palestinians were abducted over the past 24 hours.

Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in separate attacks over the past two days.

Protests against the Israeli army continued across the occupied West Bank. In the village of al-Lubban al-Gharbiyeh near Nablus, a Palestinian youth was injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet to his eye.

Other protests took place in the Taqu’a village east of Bethlehem and in Hebron’s Old City, where dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation and sustained wounds from rubber-coated bullets.

In Gaza,  85 Palestinians were injured during anti-occupation protests along the border between the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied territories.

According to the Gaza Health Ministry, Israeli forces injured 85 Palestinians, including seven medics and three journalists, in Gaza, on Friday.

Tensions have been running high, near the fence which separates Gaza from the occupied territories, since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests called “The Great March of Return”. Palestinian protesters are demanding the right to return for those driven out of their homeland.

Mahmoud was from Ramallah, in the central part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC