Mohammad Ali

January 25, 2023: Mohammad Ali, 17, was killed by Israeli Border Police officers in the Dahiat Al-Salam area, between Anata and Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Health Ministry said the youth was shot after the army invaded the refugee camp to demolish the home of a slain Palestinian, Odai Kamal Tamimi,  22, who the soldiers killed last year.

The Health Ministry added that Palestinian medics rushed to the scene, but the Israeli soldiers initially did not allow them to approach the seriously wounded child.

Israeli media said Mohammad aimed a toy gun at the soldiers and border police officers and added that they shot and killed him “because they didn’t know it was fake.”

The Israeli “Border Police” claimed there was no way to know the gun was fake because it “looked real,” but could not negate the facts, captured on police video, clearly showing the child being shot while running away after already dropping the “gun,” which also voids the allegation of the perceived ” imminent threat.”

Israeli daily, Jerusalem Post, said the police later discovered that the gun was a dummy, adding that although the officers did not know the gun was just a toy, it remains “unclear whether firing the fatal shot was justified, given that at the moment he was hit, Mohammad was not carrying the [Fake] “weapon” and was running away.

The child was not facing the soldiers anymore, was not throwing or trying to throw anything at them, and was only trying to leave the area when they opened fire.

The Jerusalem Post stated that a response from the police failed to address the issue of the slain child being shot after dropping the toy gun and fleeing, but only alleged: “Mohammad showed clear signs of presenting a threat.”

The Israeli army refused to comment on the fatal shooting and only stated that even though the soldiers were there, the “incident is managed by the border police, not the military because it took place in East Jerusalem, not other parts of the West Bank.

The child was officially pronounced dead after he was taken to Hadassah Israeli medical center in occupied Jerusalem. His family tried to take his body for burial, but their request was denied.

Aref Lahlouh

Furthermore, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers also shot a young man with a live round in the shoulder and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On the same day, the soldiers killed Aref Abdul-Nasser Lahlouh, 20, after an alleged ‘stabbing attack’ near the illegal Kedumim colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands near Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Mohammad was from the Shu’fat refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. SourceIMEMC

Noa Lazar

October 09, 2022: Noa Lazar, 18, died from serious wounds she sustained a day earlier when she was shot by a Palestinian at a military roadblock near Shu’fat, in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The army said the soldier Sgt. Noa Lazar, 18, was a member of the Israeli army’s Military Police Erez Battalion.

Noa and an armed civilian guard were injured and were rushed to a hospital in Jerusalem for medical treatment before she underwent brain surgery but succumbed to her serious wounds.

Israeli sources said the wounded guard also underwent surgery by neurosurgeons overnight, adding that he is still in critical condition, hooked to a ventilator.

According to the Israeli sources, the Palestinian apparently arrived at the roadblock on foot, approximately at 9 p.m., before he fired several live rounds and reportedly ran towards Shu’fat refugee camp.

A video surveillance footage shows the Palestinian getting out of a car and casually walking towards the roadblock before opening fire from a handgun wounding the two and running away toward the refugee camp before the army initiated a large search campaign.

Jerusalem District Police Commander Doron Turgeman said the identities of the shooter and two other Palestinians involved in the incident are known to police.

Israeli Public Security Minister Omer Barlev arrived at the shooting scene and vowed to capture the shooter “alive or dead,” adding that the shooter was 22, from Shu’fat.

The Israeli army also said the soldiers abducted three Palestinians, in their twenties, from Shu’fat and Beit Hanina, allegedly for being “accomplices in the shooting.”

According to the Israeli army radio, the soldiers arrested three members of the Palestinian believed to be the shooting, adding that the man, believed to be the driver of the car, turned himself in to the police, but said the driver is not believed to be involved of the shooting or had any prior knowledge of it.

A day earlier, Israeli soldiers killed Ahmad Mohammad Hussein Daraghma, 24, and Mahmoud Moayyad Sous, 18, in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Their deaths also came just a day after the Israeli army killed two Palestinians teens, Adel Ibrahim Adel Daoud, 14, and Mahdi Mohammad Ladadwa, 17, and injured dozens of Palestinians near Qalqilia and Ramallah, in the northern and central parts of the occupied West Bank.

Noa, a member of the Israeli army’s Military Police Erez Battalion, was from Bat Hefer town in the northern part of the country. Source: IMEMC


Dr. Hazem al-Jolani

September 10, 2021: Dr. Hazem al-Jolani, 50, was killed by Israeli soldiers near Bab al-Majles (The Council Gate) in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem after the army claimed that he “attempted to stab a soldier.”

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee stated that Dr. Hazem suffered serious wounds before he was transferred to Hadassah Israeli medical center in Jerusalem, where he succumbed to his injuries.

A video filmed by a Palestinian photojournalist, identified as Ibrahim Sinjilawi, revealed that, after the soldiers shot the Palestinian physician, they handcuffed him, before then a soldier placed his foot and then his knee on the wounded man’s back, despite his upper back gunshot injuries.

The soldiers could also be seen greeting each other, and one shaking another officer’s hand.

Video By Ibrahim Sinjilawi

After shooting the man, the soldiers prevented the Palestinians, including medics, from approaching him, and later an Israeli ambulance arrived at the scene and took him to Hadassah.

He was officially pronounced dead due to his serious wounds, shortly after arriving in Hadassah.

It is worth mentioning that Dr. al-Jolani was specialized in physical therapy and served as the director of The Ryan College of Complementary Medicine in Jerusalem.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted Mo’tasem al-Jolani, the brother of the slain Palestinian doctor.

Israeli sources claimed that Dr. Jolani allegedly “attempted to stab a soldier, before the army opened fire at him, causing serious wounds”, and added that the man was moved to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The sources added that the injured soldier, 19, sustained a mild wound to the leg by a ricocheting bullet fired by the soldiers and was transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem.

After the fatal shooting, the army and the police closed Bab al-Majles and the al-Waad Street leading to it, in addition to pushing dozens of soldiers, officers, undercover troops, and security agents in the entire area.

The army then closed all the gates of the Old City and installed dozens of military roadblocks.

Israel sources claimed that, while Palestinian protesters were present in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, not far from the scene of the alleged stabbing attack, “there were no reports of confrontations with the soldiers or the police.”

Dr. Hazem was from Shu’fat, north of Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC