Bassel al-A’raj

March 6, 2017: Bassel al-A’raj, 31, was killed by Israeli soldiers in al-Biereh town in the central West Bank district of Ramallah after the soldiers surrounded a home and exchanged fire with him for more than two hours.

Locals said the Palestinian ran out of ammunition before the soldiers stormed the property, killed him, and dragged him from his feet for a distance, leaving a blood trail. They then took his corpse to an unknown destination.

The invasion led to clashes between the soldiers and many local youngsters, who hurled stones on the military vehicles, while the army fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs. Two Palestinians were wounded. Bassel was from al-Walaja, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Bassel was a pharmacist who graduated from an Egyptian university and worked in this profession near Jerusalem.

He was a historian and a writer who documented the ongoing Palestinian revolutions, starting in the 1930’s against the British occupation, and worked with various youth groups introducing them to the history of Palestine, including through trips to historic sites. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Zeid


November 9, 2016
: Ahmad Mustafa Zeid, 44, died from serious wounds he suffered in 1992, after Israeli soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and clashed with local youths who hurled stone at their vehicles. The Palestinian was leaving a local mosque when a soldier shot him in the head, causing a traumatic brain injury. Ahmad was from al-Jalazoun, in Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Ma’an Abu Qare’


November 3, 2016: Ma’an Nasser-Eddin Abu Qare’, 23, was killed by Israeli soldiers at a bus station near Ofra Israeli settlement, northeast of Ramallah, in the West Bank, after he reportedly attempted so stab soldiers. The Palestinian bled to death after the soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him. Ma’an was from al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, northwest of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Turkman


October 31, 2016
: Mohammad Turkman, 25, was killed by Israeli soldiers close to Beit El settlement and security center, near Ramallah in the West Bank, after he opened fire at Israeli soldiers and wounded three, one seriously. Mohammad, a Palestinian security officer, was from Qabatia town, south of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Mahmoud Badran


June 19, 2016:
 Mahmoud Rafat Badran, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers who opened fire on a Palestinian car transporting teenagers who had just been swimming in a pool in a nearby village. The army later admitted the child had nothing to do with reported clashes at the time of the fatal shooting. Mahmoud was from Beit ‘Or at-Tihta village west of Ramallah. Source: IMEMC


Ziv Mizrahi


November 23, 2015: Ziv Mizraci, 18, was killed by a Palestinain in a stabbing attack at a gas station near Modi’in settlement near Ramallah in the West Bank. Ziv was an Israeli soldier. Two Israeli women, one of them also a soldier, were mildly injured. The Israeli army killed the Palestinian stabber, identified as Ahmad Jamal Taha. Ziv was from Givat Ze’ev in Jerusalem. Source: Haaretz

Abdullah Ghanayem

June 14, 2015: Abdullah Eyad Ghanayem, 22, was shot in the back by Israeli soldiers during their invasion of the village of Kafr Malek in the West Bank.

Medical sources said Ghanayem was shot in the spine in his lower back, fell to the ground, and was crushed to death by an Israeli military vehicle.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers deliberately crushed Ghanayem with their jeep, and that the jeep flipped over him.

They added that the young man remained under the jeep for three hours, until he bled to death. Source: IMEMC

Ziad Abu Ein

Ziad Abu Ein

December 11, 2014: Ziad Abu Ein, 55, was killed by an Israeli soldier who struck him in the chest in Turmus Ayya village, near Ramallah in the West Bank. The soldiers assaulted Palestinians and internationals planting trees on Palestinian land Israel wants to illegally confiscate, fired gas bombs and repeatedly targeted Ziad, who was a government minister heading the Palestinian Committee against the Wall and Settlements.  Ziad was from Ramallah. Source: IMEMC