Mohammad Osama Abu Jom’a

September 22, 2022: Mohammad Osama Abu Jom’a, 23, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Modi’in Illit illegal colony built on stolen Palestinian lands west of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli sources claimed that the Palestinian mildly injured eight Israeli colonizers after he allegedly “lunged at a car, tried to open its doors and attacked the Israelis with a knife and pepper spray.”

They alleged that two Israelis were stabbed and suffered light wounds, and six were maced with pepper spray before an off-duty police officer who happened to be in the area fatally shot the Palestinian.

Israeli medical sources said the injured Israelis were all treated by medics at the scene due to their mild wounds.

Israel Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai arrived at the scene and met Senior Staff Sergeant “Major D.” a Border Police officer who killed the Palestinian and saluted him

“Major D.” claimed that “he was in his car with his wife when the Palestinian opened the door and “tried to stab them,” he also presented his version of the “sequence of events” that led to him fatally shooting Mohammad.

The officer claimed that, after the Palestinian tried to open the car’s door to stab his wife, he stepped on the gas and sped away to a distance of about 20 meters before getting out of the vehicle and heading to Mohammad.

The officer also claimed that he only drew his weapon and fired several shots when he saw that Mohammad continued to run in his direction before he fired more rounds at him.

The Border Police commissioner, Amir Cohen also “thanked the officer” for his “professionalism and for saving lives….”

The family of the slain Palestinian denied the Israeli allegations and said that Mohammad and one of his relatives worked at the colony and added that an argument broke out between Mohammad and his employer before a colonizer used pepper spray, leading to a scuffle and the subsequent fatal shooting.

They added that no knife or sharp objects were involved, and that Mohammad’s life could have been spared if the off-duty officer in plain clothes did not elect to use his firearm and used other means to defuse the situation.

Mohammad was from the at-Tour town in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Haitham Hani Mubarak

September 08, 2022: Haitham Hani Mubarak, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the main entrance of Beitin village, northeast of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.

The Israeli army refused to transfer Haitham’s corpse to his family.

Media sources said the soldiers shot the Palestinian near the Beit El military roadblock, near the entrance of Beitin, and closed the roadblock and the entire area around it.

Israeli Channel 7 News claimed the Palestinian teen attacked Israeli soldiers with a hammer before a soldier opened fire and killed him and added that the soldiers also found a knife the Palestinian allegedly carried.

Channel 7 added that one soldier sustained light facial wounds and received treatment at the scene.

The soldiers also stopped and searched dozens of cars and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

In addition, the many military vehicles into the area and conducted extensive searches in lands near the northern entrance of the nearby Al-Biereh city and many surrounding areas.

Dozens of soldiers were later deployed in the area and started closing more streets and isolating junctions and many Palestinian communities.

In a Facebook post, his aunt said Haitham was the only child to his parents. His school, Betunia Highschool for Boys said he was an eleventh-grade student.

On Wednesday, September 07, the soldiers killed Younis Ghassan Tayeh, 21, in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Tuesday dawn, September 6, the soldiers killed Mohammad Mousa Saba’na, 29, and injured at least nine Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

On Monday, September 5, the soldiers invaded Jenin city and Qabatia town, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, killed a young man, Taher Mohmmad Zakarna, 19, injured another, and abducted five.

On Friday, September 2, the soldiers killed Fadi Mohammad Fayez Ghattas, 19, after an alleged stabbing attack targeting soldiers, near Beit Einoun village junction, northeast of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Thursday dawn, September 1, the soldiers killed Yazan Naim Affana, 24, after shooting him with live fire while the army withdrew from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in Al-Biereh city after the army invaded the Al-Biereh city in the Ramallah and Al-Biereh governorate, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

On the same day, the soldiers killed Mahmoud Suleiman Khaled, 25, in front of the main entrance of Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

On September 3, Mousa Haroun Abu Mahameed, 40, a Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel, died at an Israeli medical center.

Haithem was from Abu Falah village, east of Ramallah, but lived with his family in Betunia town, west of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Yazan Naim Affana

September 01, 2022: Yazan Naim Affana, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the Al-Biereh city in the Ramallah and Al-Biereh governorate, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Many army jeeps invaded the city, leading to protests before the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot Yazan with live fire in the heart while the army withdrew from Um ash-Sharayet neighborhood in Al-Biereh city.

The soldiers also invaded and ransacked many homes and buildings and abducted a young man.

Also, the Israeli soldiers fatally shot Samer Mahmoud Suleiman Khaled, 25, in front of the main entrance of Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Yazan was from the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem and south of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Amjad Nash’at Abu Alia

July 29, 2022: Amjad Nash’at Abu Alia, 16, was killed by Israeli fire in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah in the central West Bank.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said Amjad was shot in the chest before being rushed to a hospital in Ramallah but succumbed to his serious wounds.

It added that the soldiers also shot at least one Palestinian with live fire and another young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet, in addition to causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

While it is a known fact that Amjad was killed by Israeli fire, it remains unclear whether he was killed by Israeli army fire or by a paramilitary colonizer, especially since both fired live rounds at the Palestinians.

According to some reports, Abu Alia was shot by a paramilitary colonizer after the nonviolent procession started from the center of the village.

The head of the al-Mughayyir Village Council said Amjad was shot by a colonizer, and not the soldiers.

he added that the bullet that killed Amjad was aimed at the upper body, which indicates that it was meant to be lethal.

Meanwhile, the Al-Jazeera News Agency quoted a journalist, Hadi Sabarneh, who was at the scene, stating that both Israeli soldiers and paramilitary colonizers arrived at the protest area, including a colonist who had an M-16 rifle.

“Both the soldiers and the settler were firing at the Palestinian protesters who hurled stones at the army,” he said, “The soldiers and the colonizer opened fire before the teen fell to the ground.”

The spokesperson of the Israeli occupation army said the military was “aware of the reports,” adding that the soldiers “responded after Palestinian protesters hurled stones and burnt tires…” he also said that the Palestinian protesters and Israeli colonizers hurled stones at each other…”

The Palestinians marched on their lands in the village, protesting the ongoing violations and constant colonialist attempts to annex them illegally before Israeli soldiers and colonizers opened fire at them.

The Israeli army also shot at least one other Palestinian with live fire, and one with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

It is worth mentioning that the illegal colonizers frequently invade the village, especially its lands in Marj ath-Thahab and Ein Samia areas, to build new outposts.

Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh, denounced the child’s killing and called on the International Community to act and stop the Israeli crimes, especially since they go unpunished.

He added that the Israeli occupation army acts with impunity, especially due to the absence of accountability, which encourages it to commit more crimes and violations.

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

Mohammad Abdullah Hamed

June 25, 2022: Mohammad Abdullah Saleh Hamed, 16, died of wounds sustained the previous day during protests near Ramallah, when he was shot by invading Israeli forces.

The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO) confirmed that a Palestinian child who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire near Ramallah Friday succumbed to his wounds at an Israeli hospital on Saturday dawn.

The DCO said the Israeli side officially informed that Mohammad Abdullah Saleh Hamed, 16, from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, had succumbed to his serious wounds.

The soldiers shot Hammad during protests that took place after several Israeli military jeeps invaded Silwad.

Talking to Palestine TV, Silwad Mayor, Raed Nimir, told reporters that Mohammad was shot with a bullet in the face near bypass road #60 and added that his corpse would be transferred to his family Saturday before the official burial ceremony was held on the same day.

At the time of his injury, Abdullah’s name or age remained unknown; however, his condition was known to the Palestinians to be serious before the army took him away.

Nimir added that the soldiers invaded the town several times within just a few hours after shooting the child, leading to protests. He also said the town is subject to daily invasions and violations by the soldiers.

Local sources said several military vehicles invaded the town before the army closed roads and interrogated many Palestinians.

They added that many youngsters protested the invasion before the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Medical sources in Silwad said the soldiers shot a young man with live fire before abducting him and caused several others to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On Friday night, the soldiers invaded the Jabal ash-Sharaf area in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, attacked a wedding party, and conducted violent searches.

After his death was confirmed, hundreds of residents marched in Silwad at dawn while chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians.

The Palestinians in Silwad declared a two-day strike in the town to mourn the slain child.

Mohammad was from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Odah Mohammad Sadaqa

June 02, 2022: Odah Mohammad Sadaqa, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the al-Midya village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot Odah with an expanding bullet in the chest before the Palestinian medics rushed the critically injured child to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah where he succumbed to his wounds.

His uncle Mofeed Sadaqa said his nephew tended to the family flock in an area not far from the Annexation Wall, adding that Odah was also playing with other children near the Wall when a soldier shot him in the back.

Media sources in the village said the situation was calm, as there were no protests in the entire area when the soldiers shot the child.

Video By Voice Of Palestine

Israeli sources only said, “a Palestinian teen was killed by the army near Ramallah” and did not provide any details about the fatal shooting.

The Palestinians in the village confirmed that the fatal shooting of the child had no reason, especially since there were no protests in the area, adding that the soldier who shot him was in one of the heavily fortified monitoring rooms of the illegal Annexation Wall.

On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Ayman Mahmoud Mheisin, 29, after the army invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

On 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 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.

In the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian man, who was seriously injured during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in May of 2021, died from his serious 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.

Bilal was from the al-Midya village, west of Ramallah in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

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.

Photo By Palestine TV

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