Ahmad Mohammad Atatra

May 13, 2023: Ahmad Mohammad Taiseer Atatra, 30, was killed by Israeli soldiers at a military roadblock southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, when they claimed he tried to stab him before firing at least 30 rounds at him.

Media sources said Ahmad was riding his bicycle while trying to cross the Reehan military roadblock, known as “Checkpoint 300,” near the illegal Shaked Israeli colony.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired a barrage of live fire at the Palestinian, leaving him bleeding on the ground without first aid after closing the entire area.

Palestinian medics were much later allowed to reach him after it was clear he was dead and took him to a Palestinian hospital in Jenin.

In a brief statement, the Israeli occupation army’s spokesperson only said the man “ran towards Border Police officers while carrying a knife,” adding that the soldiers “neutralized him,” a term loosely used by the army to justify fatally, and in some cases seriously, wounding the Palestinians.

His family said he was returning to his home after working on their agricultural land, isolated behind the illegal Annexation Wall, adding that he was riding his bicycle due to the short distance between the home and the family’s lands.

Earlier the same day, the soldiers killed Saed Jihad Shaker Mesha, 32, and Adnan Wasim Yousef Al-A’raj, 19, after shooting them with live fire in the head in the Balata refugee camp east of Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Ahmad was from Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Habes Abdul-Hafith Rayyan

November 02, 2022: Habes Abdul-Hafith Rayyan, 54, was killed by Israeli soldiers at a military roadblock west of Ramallah in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army said the soldiers shot the Palestinian after he reportedly rammed his car into soldiers at the military roadblock, seriously wounding one.

The sources stated that, after ramming his car into the soldiers, the Palestinian stepped out of his car stepping out of his car reportedly carrying a sharp object, before the soldier, who was on the ground, fired several rounds at him and killed him.

The wounded soldier was conscious after suffering limb wounds before he was evacuated to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem.

The Israeli hospital said the soldier arrived at the trauma unit Shaare Zedek in a critical condition and suffering from a multi-systematic injury.

Habes is the father of Qussai Rayyan, who Israeli soldiers abducted in September of this year, 2022, and he remains imprisoned, and former political prisoner Assem Rayyan; both are said to be members of the Islamic Jihad. The father is not known to have a political affiliation.

On October 30, Israeli soldiers Barakat Mousa Odah, 49, in what the army claimed was a car-ramming attack near Jericho, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

Habes was from Beit Duqqu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Nidal Younis

December 6, 2021: Mohammad Nidal Younis, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers 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.

Israeli sources said a security guard was seriously injured before he was rushed to Tal HaShomer medical center and added that his wounds were mainly to the chest and head.

In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that the Palestinian sped towards the roadblock and rammed his car into the guard post, causing serious wounds to a security guard, 34 years of age.

It added that another guard opened fire at the Palestinian car, seriously wounding the driver before he was moved to a hospital where he died from his wounds.

After the incident, the soldiers invaded Nablus city, before storming and ransacking the family home of the slain child, in addition to detaining and interrogating the family in their home. The invasion into the home and the violent search caused excessive property damage.

The child’s uncle said that his nephew went missing after midnight, before his family started looking for him and asking his friends if they knew his whereabouts but could not find him until their received news about the incident at the roadblock.

“We saw pictures posted on social media, and we saw the car in one of the photos crashed into the roadblock,” the uncle said.

The child’s father later received a phone call on his mobile phone from an Israeli intelligence officer telling him that he and the soldiers are in his home and that he needs to come back immediately.

The father of the slain teen, a former political prisoner who was held by Israeli for twelve years. was ordered to head to Huwwara military base for interrogation, but due to his grief, he could not go.

The Israeli army refused to allow the transfer of the slain child’s corpse to his family.

Mohammad was from the Namsawi neighborhood in Nablus city, in northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Abu Amsha al-Atrash

April 22, 2015: Mohammad Abu Amsha al-Atrash, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers at a military roadblock near Nablus, in northern West Bank.

The Israeli army claimed that Mohammad approached soldiers at the roadblock and asked them for a drink of water.

The army added that Mohammad distracted the soldiers before stabbing one with a knife, before other soldiers opened fire and killed him.

Medical sources said Mohammad was shot six times and died at the scene.

Mohammed was shot six times and died at the scene. He is at least the 25th Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces since the start of 2015.

Mohammad and his twin brother, Mahmoud, were in the middle of building a house together. They planned to have a joint wedding and move into their newly built homes on the same day.

Mahmoud and Mohammed were born only seconds apart at a small hospital in Jenin, a city in the north of the occupied West Bank. Most of their life has been spent side-by-side.

Mahmoud and his family vehemently deny the government’s official statement.

“First, Mohammad didn’t carry a knife. I would know if he had a knife and Mohammed didn’t,” Mahmoud said adamantly.

“Second, we’ve been under occupation for 67 years in this country, we aren’t a political family, but Mohammed was a healthy guy, and I don’t know any Palestinian that would ask an Israeli soldier for a drink of water unless they were dying. Third, trying to stab a soldier at a checkpoint is a suicide mission, and that wasn’t Mohammad.”

Mohammad was from Kafr Ra’ey village, near Jenin, in northern West Bank. Source: Middle East Eye