Hamza Jamil Kharyoush

May 06, 2023: Hamza Jamil Kharyoush, 22, was shot and killed by Israeli forces during an invasion of the Tulkarem refugee camp north of Tulkarem city in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several Israeli military vehicles invaded the refugee camp, leading to protests before the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the soldiers killed Samer Salah Shafe’ey, 22, after shooting him with live rounds in the neck, chest, and abdomen, and Hamza Jamil Kharyoush, 22, after shooting him in the chest, abdomen, and left leg.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers also shot a young man with a live round in the leg, inflicting moderate wounds, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, cuts, and bruises.

The soldiers also abducted Ibrahim Shallash, 20, and Mohammad Baleedy, 23, before withdrawing from the refugee camp.

The Israeli army published a video showing the soldiers killing the two young men; one of them can be seen carrying a gun on a rooftop but unaware of their presence until they fired many live rounds at him and killed him.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in the funeral processions of the two slain young, starting in front of Thabet Governmental Hospital in Tulkarem, carrying Palestinian flags and chanting for ongoing resistance until liberation and independence, before heading to Tulkarem refugee camp.

The funeral was held at the Salam Mosque in the Tulkarem refugee camp before the two were buried at the Shuhada graveyard in the Thannaba area, east of Tulkarem.

Hamza was from Tulkarem refugee camp in the southern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Amir Emad Abu Khadija

Amir Emad Abu KhadijaMarch 23, 2023: Amir Emad Abu Khadija, 25, was killed by undercover Israeli soldiers in the Izbat Shoufa area in Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said undercover soldiers infiltrated the Shoufa area and surrounded a home before killing Amir Emad Abu Khadija, 25.

The Israeli army claimed Amir exchanged fire with the undercover officers who attempted to abduct him before they shot him dead.

The army also alleged that Amir was involved in several shooting attacks against Israeli colonizers and soldiers.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Amir was shot in the head and suffered skull fractures, brain hemorrhaging, and several gunshot wounds to his lower extremities before his body was moved to Thabet Thabet governmental hospital.

The people of Tulkarem declared a commercial strike to mourn the slain young man.

Israel has now killed 87 Palestinians in 2023 (plus approximately three who died indirectly); 12 Israelis have also been killed.

Amir was from Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Yazan Omar Khasib

March 17, 2023: Yazan Omar Khasib, 23, was killed by Israeli soldiers near the Beit El military roadblock, at the northern entrance of Ramallah, in the Ramallah and Al-Biereh governorate, in the Central West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Palestinian General Authority of Civil Affairs informed it that the soldiers killed Yazan at the western entrance of Beitin village.

The Health Ministry added that the army refused to allow Palestinian medics to approach the young man before taking his corpse away.

More than an hour after he was killed, the General Authority of Civil Affairs received Yazan’s corpse and took it to Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah.

The soldiers also closed roads and installed roadblocks, preventing the Palestinians from crossing.

It is worth mentioning that Yazan is from Qaffin town, north of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank, but his family lives in Ramallah city.

His death brings the number of slain Palestinians since the beginning of this year to 89, including 17 children and one woman.

On Thursday, Israeli soldiers, including undercover forces, killed four Palestinians, including a child and a young man who was executed after being shot and seriously injured, and wounded more than 21 Palestinians, five seriously, in Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Yazan was from Qaffin town, north of Tulkarem in the northern West Ban, but his family lived in Ramallah. Source: IMEMC

Natan Fitoussi

August 15, 2022: Natan Fitoussi, 20, was shot and killed by a fellow Israeli soldier — not by Palestinian fighters, as Israel had originally claimed.

The deceased soldier was identified as Sergeant Natan Fitoussi, 20. He was posthumously promoted from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant. Fitoussi immigrated to Israeli from France in 2014.

According to Israeli sources, Fitoussi was stationed at a guard post on the Israeli side of the Annexation Wall near Tulkarem on August 15th.

He left the guard post for a short time, and when he returned, the other soldier stationed at the post shot at him and killed him. Fitoussi lived in Netanya, since 2014.

Initially, the Israeli army reported the incident as a shooting attack by Palestinians. Israeli troops then began searching the nearby Palestinian villages for the alleged gunman.

But after that initial report, and following an investigation, Israeli military officials clarified that the incident was not a shooting attack by Palestinians.

Such incidents of so-called ‘friendly fire’ are common among Israeli soldiers, especially during ground invasions when soldiers get excited and confused and begin firing at one another.

Earlier this year, two Israeli military officers from an elite commando unit were shot by ‘friendly fire’ at a military base in the Jordan Valley.

The military criticized the Israeli media for reporting on the incident before confirming the details, and before the military had a chance to notify the soldier’s family of his death.

Natan was from Netanya, in central Israel. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Harb Ayyad

July 05, 2022: Ahmad Harb Ayyad, 32, was killed by Israeli soldiers who assaulted and repeatedly struck him when he and other workers tried to cross through a breach of the illegal Annexation Wall, in Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The slain man was from the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip but had been living in the West Bank and was working in construction inside the Green Line to support his family.

The Israeli soldiers also fired many live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian workers in the same area, wounding one.

The Ayyad family in Gaza said Israel informed them about their son’s death and added that the Israeli occupation authorities allowed the transfer of his corpse to them through the Erez (Beit Hanoun) Terminal in northern Gaza.

His funeral procession was held, on Tuesday morning, at a local mosque in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza before being buried at the Shuhada Graveyard, east of Gaza.

The Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions issued a statement denouncing the Israeli crime and said that Ahmad is not the first worker to be killed by the Israeli occupation army, in addition to the hundreds who have been shot and injured and those who have been abducted and imprisoned.

The Federation added that many workers from the Gaza Strip have to leave their homes and families in the impoverished region to look for work in the West Bank or Israel and face constant violations.

It called on the International Labor Organization to intervene and ensure Israel abides by International Law and stops its deadly violations against the Palestinian workers.

The Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates also denounced the worker’s killing and described it as an execution.

It called on the International Community to hold Israel accountable for its violations against the Palestinian civilians and to act on ending the illegal occupation.

On June 19, 2022, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian worker, Nabil Ahmad Taiseer Ghanem, 53, near the Annexation Wall, south of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank.

On the same day, the soldiers attacked workers and detained thirteen Barta’a towns southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank.

Ahmad was from the Zeitoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza city. 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

Samir Ahmad Hmeidi

October 5th, 2020: Samir Ahmad Hmeidi, 28, was shot and killed by Israeli forces east of Tulkarem in the northern occupied West Bank, the Jerusalem Press reported.

In addition to the killing of Hmeidi, Israeli forces also shot at and wounded two other Palestinians near the “Annab” military roadblock in the northern West Bank.

Hmeidi was a former political prisoner, from Beit Lid town, southwest of Tulkarem, who spent three years in Israeli prisons.

According to the official Hebrew channel, the Israeli army alleged that three Palestinians threw bottles with flaming rags in them at an army post, and the soldiers shot at them.

Two of the Palestinians fled, and the third was seen lying bleeding on the ground by eyewitnesses.

Israeli troops did not bring in medical personnel to treat the man, and he bled to death soon after.

Samir Ahmad Hmeidi, 28, a university student, was shot by Israeli soldiers. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a young man lying on the ground bleeding.

Haaretz news published the Israel Defense Forces’ spokesman statement, which claimed that Israeli forces, stationed near the illegal Israeli settlement of Einav “identified three terrorists who threw firebombs at them. The forces responded with [live] fire, and one of the terrorists was hit.”

The army added that no Israeli soldiers were injured.

Samir was from Beit Lid town, southwest of Tulkarem. Source: IMEMC

Eqab Bashir Darawsha

Eqb DarawshaAugust 15, 2020: Eqab Bashir Darawsha, 21, was killed on Saturday evening, August 15th, 2020, when a speeding Israel colonists’ car struck him near a military roadblock, south of Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank.

Media sources said the Palestinian, a day laborer, had crossed through a breach in the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, as he and many other workers were trying to get into Israel for work.

Many Palestinian workers take the risk of going through a gap in the Annexation wall, or sneaking into Israel through mountains and hills, because they are suffering from hunger, and feel they need to take the risk of crossing the Israeli-created barrier  to provide for their families. They may have applied for and been denied entry permits  by the Israeli military that controls all aspects of their lives in the West Bank.

Israeli settlers who drive on bypass roads, including the one who struck the Palestinian worker, usually drive at high speeds when driving on the Jewish-only segregated bypass roads.

After being struck by the car, the Palestinian was rushed to Rama Medical Center in Israel, where he succumbed to his wounds.

A Palestinian who lives near where the incident took place stated that the Palestinian went through a gap in the Annexation Wall, and was struck by the speeding Israeli car just as he was trying to cross the road.

One day after the incident, Israeli soldiers shot and injured Palestinian workers near the gate of the Annexation Wall, west of Far’un town, south of Tulkarem.

In that incident, a Palestinian, Soheil Daoud ‘Obeit, 26, was shot in his leg before Palestinian medics rushed him to a local hospital.

Such incidents are frequent and have led to many Palestinian casualties.

Eqab was from Tallouza village, north of Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Bader Nidal Nafla Harsha

February 7, 2020: Bader Nidal Nafla Harsha, 19, was fatally wounded by Israeli soldiers during protests near the village of Qaffin, in the northern West Bank, on Friday evening.

Bader was pronounced dead, Friday, shortly after he was shot and critically injured by Israeli occupation forces, north of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank, said the Ministry of Health.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the young man was shot with a live round in the main artery in his neck, and died from his wounds.

In a show of excessive use of force, Israeli forces resorted to the use of live ammunition, which penetrated the teen’s neck, striking the main carotid artery, resulting in his death only minutes later. He was rushed to Tulkarem governmental hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Bader was shot during protests that erupted near the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, where many residents marched on their lands.

Soldiers have been deployed across the West Bank to suppress the protests of the Palestinian people expressing their rejection of the so-called ‘deal of the century’. This is the fifth Palestinian youth to be killed in recent days.

Bader was from Qaffin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ra’ad Majed al-Bahri

October 18, 2019: Ra’ad Majed Mohammad al-Bahri, 25, was shot and killed by Israeli forces at Jabara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, on Friday evening.

A correspondent with the Palestinian WAFA News Agency confirmed that a young man died after being shot by the Israeli forces at the roadblock after the soldiers shot him.

WAFA also reported that the young man was left to bleed to death when Israeli forces refused to allow the entry of ambulances of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society to the roadblock.

The Israeli army claimed that the “man ran towards the military roadblock, intending to attack the soldiers.”

But a photo released by the military shows the body of Ra’ad lying on the street a wide distance from the checkpoint where the soldiers were stationed. The army also produced no evidence to back their claim that Ra’ad was a threat.

Ra’ad was from Kafr Zibad village, south of Tulkarem. Source: IMEMC