Hana’ Ismail Ali Dweik

No image available - Israel Palestine TimelineAugust 07, 2022: Hana’ Ismail Ali Dweik, 50, was killed by an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. His body was pulled from the rubble of his building on Sunday morning August 7th, after a missile destroyed the building the night before.

At 21:30 on August 6th, Israeli warplanes fired 6 missiles at a 3-story house, which includes rented apartments, in Rafah refugee camp, without prior warning, destroying a house over the heads of its residents and 7 neighboring houses.

As a result, 7 persons, including a child and two women, were killed, and 35 others, including 18 children and 12 women, were wounded.

The Palestinian Civil Defense and Municipality crews continued to recover the bodies of the dead and the wounded from the rubble until 05:00 on Sunday, 07 August 2022. Israeli government officials declared the airstrike had targeted Khaled Saeed Mansour (47), the commander of Al-Quds Brigades in the southern Gaza Strip. Mansour was pulled out of the rubble with his two companions: Ziad Ahmad Khalil Al-Mudallal (35), and Raafat Saleh Ibrahim Al-Zamili (Sheikh Eid)(41).

The rest of the victims were civilians living in the same building or in the neighboring houses and were identified as: Mohammad Iyad Mohammad Hassouna (14), Ismail Abdul-Hameed Mohammad Salama/Dweik (30), and his mother, Hana’ Ismail Ali Dweik (50), and Alaa’ Saleh Abdul Mohsen Al-Mallahi (30).

Some of the other incidents documented by Israeli forces on August 7th, the third and final day of their brutal assault on Gaza, were as follows:

04:45 on Sunday, 07 August 2022: Israeli warplanes launched a missile near a house in Al-Nasr village, northern Rafah, injuring 9 residents of the house and their neighbors, including 3 children and 2 women.

05:15: Israeli warplanes fired two missiles at a 200-sqm house belonging to Muhammad Musa Muhammad ‘Arada in Al-Tanour neighborhood in Rafah and destroyed it completely, rendering a family of 5 homeless. However, no casualties were reported.

07:10: 2 Palestinians were wounded by shrapnel of a missile fired by Israeli warplanes on an agricultural land in Qarara village, east of Khan Yunis.

17:00: Israeli forces fired an artillery shell at a landfill belonging to the Jabalia Municipality. As a result, a worker was wounded, and a garbage truck was badly damaged

Those killed on Saturday August 6th include:
  1. Khalil Ziad Abu Hamada, 19, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  2. Mohammad Mohammad Zaqqout, 20, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  3. Ahmad Walid al-Farram, 17, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  4. Hazem Mohammad Salem, 9, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  5. Nafeth Mohammad al-Khatib, 50, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip
  6. Ahmad Mohammad Nairab

    Ahmad Mohammad Nairab, 11 was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.

  7. Mo’men Mohammad Nairab, 5, (younger brother of Ahmad) was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  8. Ziad Ahmad al-Mudallal, the son of senior Islamic Jihad leader, Ahmad al-Mudallal, was killed by an Israeli missile in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
  9. Mohammad Jamil Shbeir, 10, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  10. Mohammad Eyad Hassouna, 14, was killed after Israeli drones fired missiles at homes in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. 45 Palestinians, including children, were injured in the attack
  11. Mohammad al-Omar, 20, from Jabalia refugee camp, in Jabalia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
  12. Na’ama Mohammad Abu Qayda, 62, was killed while traveling in a car to the home of her son’s bride. They were supposed to be married on this day. But Israeli soldiers fired missiles at her civilian car in the Um an-Nasr village in Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, killing Na’ama and wounding several others.
  13. Hussein Mohammad Mansour, 26, was killed when the Israeli air force fired missiles at Palestinians in the Sha’sha’a area, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, wounding at least ten Palestinians, some seriously.
  14.  Nour Hussein Zoweidi, 21, was killed after the army fired missiles into Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.

The army also fired missiles into a five-story building near the Shifa Medical Center southwest of Gaza and destroyed it, causing damage to several surrounding homes. Palestinians from the local Shamlakh family own the building in the Sheikh Ejleen area.

It is worth mentioning that, as the Israeli offensive continued to the second day, the number of homes and buildings targeted by the army arrived at 650.

Also, a child, ten years of age, and a young man, 23, were seriously injured after the Israeli army fired missiles into residential areas in Abasan al-Kabeera town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, the Israeli Airforce fired missiles into lands in Abasan, east of Khan Younis.

This wave of missiles came after the Israeli army launched the ‘operation’ on Friday by killing ten Palestinians, including a five-year-old girl who was playing outside her home in Gaza City.

The initial wave of Israeli missiles, which were dropped into Gaza between 4 and 5 pm on Friday afternoon, Israeli missiles and shells injured 36 Palestinians, including five children and four women.

Also on Friday, the Israeli army fired an artillery shell that struck the home of Adnan Atiya al-Amour, killing his daughter Donyana Mohammad al-Amour, 22.

The Israeli missiles also killed Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah, 25, and injured his daughter in addition to two other Palestinians east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, an Israeli drone fired missiles into an area west of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing Fadel Mohammad Zo’rob, 30, and Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35, in addition to wounding seven other Palestinians, including two children. The attacks also caused damage to a Palestinian ambulance.

Two Palestinians, including one child, were injured after the Israeli army bombed the al-Brazil neighborhood, south of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The army also carried out at least ten airstrikes targeting resistance centers and many residential neighborhoods in Rafah, causing excessive damage.

The Palestinians Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said its field researchers and teams are still documenting and validating the latest incidents and casualties, adding that the Israeli offensive could take a long time, as stated by Israeli military leaders and government officials.

The PCHR condemned the Israeli offensive, the extrajudicial assassinations, and the constant targeting of Palestinian civilians in violation of International Humanitarian Law and all related international treaties.

The Palestinians killed on Friday August 5th are:

  1. Emad Abdul-Rahim Shallah, 52.
  2. Yousef Salman Qaddoum, 24.
  3. Ala’ Abdullah Qaddoum, 5.
  4. Taiseer Mahmoud al-Ja’bari, 50.
  5. Salama Mohareb ‘Aabed, 41.
  6. Donyana Adnan Atiya al-Amour, 22.
  7. Mohammad Ahmad Abdul-Fattah al-Madhoun, 26.
  8. Fadel Mustafa Zo’rob, 30.
  9. Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35.
  10. Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah (al-Madhoun), 26.

Hana’ was from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Na’ama Mohammad Abu Qayda

August 06, 2022: Na’ama Mohammad Abu Qayda, 62, was killed while traveling in a car to the home of her son’s bride. Her son and his bride were supposed to be married on this day. But Israeli soldiers fired missiles at her civilian car in the Um an-Nasr village in Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, killing Na’ama and wounding several others.

In the most recent update by the Palestinian Health Ministry, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells in the Gaza Strip since the bombing began on Friday, August 5th has reached twenty-four, including six children, while the number of wounded Palestinians is two hundred three, including many children and women.

Those killed on Saturday August 6th include:
  1. Khalil Ziad Abu Hamada, 19, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  2. Mohammad Mohammad Zaqqout, 20, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  3. Ahmad Walid al-Farram, 17, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  4. Hazem Mohammad Salem, 9, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  5. Nafeth Mohammad al-Khatib, 50, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip
  6. Ahmad Mohammad Nairab

    Ahmad Mohammad Nairab, 11 was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.

  7. Mo’men Mohammad Nairab, 5, (younger brother of Ahmad) was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  8. Ziad Ahmad al-Mudallal, the son of senior Islamic Jihad leader, Ahmad al-Mudallal, was killed by an Israeli missile in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
  9. Mohammad Jamil Shbeir, 10, was killed after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting homes in Jabalia, in northern Gaza Strip.
  10. Mohammad Eyad Hassouna, 14, was killed after Israeli drones fired missiles at homes in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. 45 Palestinians, including children, were injured in the attack
  11. Mohammad al-Omar, 20, from Jabalia refugee camp, in Jabalia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
  12. Na’ama Mohammad Abu Qayda, 62, was killed while traveling in a car to the home of her son’s bride. They were supposed to be married on this day. But Israeli soldiers fired missiles at her civilian car in the Um an-Nasr village in Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, killing Na’ama and wounding several others.
  13. Hussein Mohammad Mansour, 26, was killed when the Israeli air force fired missiles at Palestinians in the Sha’sha’a area, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, wounding at least ten Palestinians, some seriously.
  14.  Nour Hussein Zoweidi, 21, was killed after the army fired missiles into Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.

The army also fired missiles into a five-story building near the Shifa Medical Center southwest of Gaza and destroyed it, causing damage to several surrounding homes. Palestinians from the local Shamlakh family own the building in the Sheikh Ejleen area.

It is worth mentioning that, as the Israeli offensive continued to the second day, the number of homes and buildings targeted by the army arrived at 650.

Also, a child, ten years of age, and a young man, 23, were seriously injured after the Israeli army fired missiles into residential areas in Abasan al-Kabeera town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, the Israeli Airforce fired missiles into lands in Abasan, east of Khan Younis.

This wave of missiles came after the Israeli army launched the ‘operation’ on Friday by killing ten Palestinians, including a five-year-old girl who was playing outside her home in Gaza City.

The initial wave of Israeli missiles, which were dropped into Gaza between 4 and 5 pm on Friday afternoon, Israeli missiles and shells injured 36 Palestinians, including five children and four women.

Also on Friday, the Israeli army fired an artillery shell that struck the home of Adnan Atiya al-Amour, killing his daughter Donyana Mohammad al-Amour, 22.

The Israeli missiles also killed Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah, 25, and injured his daughter in addition to two other Palestinians east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, an Israeli drone fired missiles into an area west of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing Fadel Mohammad Zo’rob, 30, and Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35, in addition to wounding seven other Palestinians, including two children. The attacks also caused damage to a Palestinian ambulance.

Two Palestinians, including one child, were injured after the Israeli army bombed the al-Brazil neighborhood, south of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The army also carried out at least ten airstrikes targeting resistance centers and many residential neighborhoods in Rafah, causing excessive damage.

The Palestinians Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said its field researchers and teams are still documenting and validating the latest incidents and casualties, adding that the Israeli offensive could take a long time, as stated by Israeli military leaders and government officials.

The PCHR condemned the Israeli offensive, the extrajudicial assassinations, and the constant targeting of Palestinian civilians in violation of International Humanitarian Law and all related international treaties.

The Palestinians killed on Friday August 5th are:

  1. Emad Abdul-Rahim Shallah, 52.
  2. Yousef Salman Qaddoum, 24.
  3. Ala’ Abdullah Qaddoum, 5.
  4. Taiseer Mahmoud al-Ja’bari, 50.
  5. Salama Mohareb ‘Aabed, 41.
  6. Donyana Adnan Atiya al-Amour, 22.
  7. Mohammad Ahmad Abdul-Fattah al-Madhoun, 26.
  8. Fadel Mustafa Zo’rob, 30.
  9. Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35.
  10. Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah (al-Madhoun), 26.

Na’ama was from Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ala’ Abdullah Qaddoum

Ala' QaddoumAugust 05, 2022: Ala’ Abdullah Qaddoum, 5, was killed by a missile dropped on her home by the Israeli military. She was one of eleven Palestinians killed in a barrage of Israeli missiles fired into Gaza in the middle of the afternoon on August 5th.

Dozens of airstrikes were carried out by Israeli forces in the span of a few minutes in different parts of the Gaza Strip. In addition to the 11 killed, at least 55 Palestinians were wounded and taken to local hospitals for treatment of moderate to severe wounds.

The airstrikes were apparently attempting to target certain Palestinian resistance leaders – but most of those killed in the airstrikes were civilians.

Ala’ was killed when the army fired many missiles into the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza, killing three Palestinians, including two civilians, Yousef Salman Mohammad Qaddoum, 24, Ala’ Abdullah Riyad Qaddoum, 5, and Emad Abdul-Rahim Ibrahim Shallah, 52.

The 5-year old girl was playing in front of her family’s home in the Rimal neighborhood in the center of Gaza city when the army fired missiles targeting The Borj Falasteen (Palestine Tower) building.

Her grandfather, Riyad Qaddoum, said Ala’ was just about to start kindergarten, happy with her new clothes, school bag, and supplies.

“Why, why did they have to kill her? Why did they have to bomb a civilian area and kill this innocent child?,” he asked, “Where is the world from all of this? Where are those who talk about human rights and protection for the civilian population…”

That airstrike that killed Ala’ came just after the Israeli airforce fired a missile into the fifth and sixth floors of Burj Falasteen (Palestine Tower) in the center of Gaza City in an assassination of a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad, Taiseer Mohammad al-Ja’bari, 52. In addition to al-Jabari, several civilians in the apartment building were killed in the airstrike.

The Palestine Tower consists of thirteen floors and contains many government offices and media centers. The bombing also caused damage to many surrounding buildings, stores, and commercial facilities.

The Israeli missiles also killed Ahmad Mazen Mahmoud Azzam, 25, in the Zeitoun neighborhood, one of the largest and most densely populated areas in Gaza city.

At approximately 16:20, the Israeli army fired an artillery shell that struck the home of Adnan Atiya al-Amour, killing his daughter Diana Mohammad al-Amour, 22.

The Israeli missiles also killed Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah, 25, and injured his daughter in addition to two other Palestinians east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

At approximately 16:25, an Israeli drone fired missiles into an area west of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing Fadel Mohammad Zo’rob, 30, and Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35, in addition to wounding seven other Palestinians, including two children. The attacks also caused damage to a Palestinian ambulance.

At approximately 16:50, two Palestinians, including one child, were injured after the Israeli army bombed the al-Brazil neighborhood, south of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The army also carried out at least ten airstrikes targeting resistance centers and many residential neighborhoods in Rafah, causing excessive damage.

On Saturday, the Israeli army continued its offensive on the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, for the second day, by firing more missiles and shells into several areas of the coastal region, killing one Palestinian and wounding many others, including three who suffered serious wounds.

The slain Palestinian has been identified as Tamim Ghassan Hijazi, 24, from the az-Zanna area in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the army fired missiles into several buildings in Gaza city, Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region, and many areas in the central and northern parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinians Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said its field researchers and teams are still documenting and validating the latest incidents and casualties, adding that the Israeli offensive could take a long time, as stated by Israeli military leaders and government officials.

The PCHR condemned the Israeli offensive, the extrajudicial assassinations, and the constant targeting of Palestinian civilians in violation of International Humanitarian Law and all related international treaties.

The slain Palestinians are:

  1. Emad Abdul-Rahim Shallah, 52.
  2. Yousef Salman Qaddoum, 24.
  3. Ala’ Abdullah Qaddoum, 5.
  4. Taiseer Mahmoud al-Ja’bari, 50.
  5. Samala Mohareb ‘Aabed, 41.
  6. Diana Adnan Atiya al-Amour, 22.
  7. Mohammad Ahmad Abdul-Fattah al-Madhoun, 26.
  8. Fadel Mustafa Zo’rob, 30.
  9. Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35.
  10. Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah (al-Madhoun), 26.
  11. Tamim Ghassan Hijazi, 24

The offensive on Gaza started when the army assassinated Tayseer al-Ja’bari, the leader of the Al-Quds Brigades, after firing missiles at his office in Gaza city.

The army also carried out several airstrikes and artillery shelling targeting many areas in Gaza city, especially the Sheikh Ejleen area that was hit with at least fifteen Israeli missiles, in addition to Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and several areas in northern Gaza.

The offensive is still ongoing; some of the slain Palestinians are members of armed resistance groups in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian factions in Gaza vowed retaliation and fired dozens of shells into many areas in the southern part of the country.

According to Israeli sources, rocket sirens sounded in most southern and central areas, including Tel Aviv.

Israeli Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, said that he approved the deployment of 25.000 reservists according to what he called “operation needs,” an issue that indicates an upcoming larger offensive on the Gaza Strip.

A senior military official claimed the strikes on Gaza “targeted Islamic jihad fighters,” and alleged that the group is preparing for an attack against Israel.”

 

Ala’ was from Gaza City. Source: IMEMC

Donyana Adnan al-Amour

August 05, 2022: Donyana Adnan Atiya al-Amour, 22, was killed by a missile dropped on her home by the Israeli military. She was one of eleven Palestinians killed in a barrage of Israeli missiles fired into Gaza in the middle of the afternoon on August 5th.

Dozens of airstrikes were carried out by Israeli forces in the span of a few minutes in different parts of the Gaza Strip. In addition to the 11 killed, at least 55 Palestinians were wounded and taken to local hospitals for treatment of moderate to severe wounds.

The airstrikes were apparently attempting to target certain Palestinian resistance leaders – but most of those killed in the airstrikes were civilians.

The army fired many missiles into the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza, killing three Palestinians, including two civilians, Yousef Salman Mohammad Qaddoum, 24, Ala’ Abdullah Riyad Qaddoum, 5, and Emad Abdul-Rahim Ibrahim Shallah, 52.

The 5-year old girl was playing in front of her family’s home in the Rimal neighborhood in the center of Gaza city when the army fired missiles targeting The Borj Falasteen (Palestine Tower) building.

Her grandfather, Riyad Qaddoum, said Ala’ was just about to start kindergarten, happy with her new clothes, school bag, and supplies.

“Why, why did they have to kill her? Why did they have to bomb a civilian area and kill this innocent child?,” he asked, “Where is the world from all of this? Where are those who talk about human rights and protection for the civilian population…”

That airstrike that killed Ala’ came just after the Israeli airforce fired a missile into the fifth and sixth floors of Burj Falasteen (Palestine Tower) in the center of Gaza City in an assassination of a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad, Taiseer Mohammad al-Ja’bari, 52. In addition to al-Jabari, several civilians in the apartment building were killed in the airstrike.

The Palestine Tower consists of thirteen floors and contains many government offices and media centers. The bombing also caused damage to many surrounding buildings, stores, and commercial facilities.

The Israeli missiles also killed Ahmad Mazen Mahmoud Azzam, 25, in the Zeitoun neighborhood, one of the largest and most densely populated areas in Gaza city.

At approximately 16:20, the Israeli army fired an artillery shell that struck the home of Adnan Atiya al-Amour, killing his daughter Diana Mohammad al-Amour, 22.

The Israeli missiles also killed Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah, 25, and injured his daughter in addition to two other Palestinians east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

At approximately 16:25, an Israeli drone fired missiles into an area west of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing Fadel Mohammad Zo’rob, 30, and Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35, in addition to wounding seven other Palestinians, including two children. The attacks also caused damage to a Palestinian ambulance.

At approximately 16:50, two Palestinians, including one child, were injured after the Israeli army bombed the al-Brazil neighborhood, south of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The army also carried out at least ten airstrikes targeting resistance centers and many residential neighborhoods in Rafah, causing excessive damage.

On Saturday, the Israeli army continued its offensive on the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, for the second day, by firing more missiles and shells into several areas of the coastal region, killing one Palestinian and wounding many others, including three who suffered serious wounds.

The slain Palestinian has been identified as Tamim Ghassan Hijazi, 24, from the az-Zanna area in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the army fired missiles into several buildings in Gaza city, Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region, and many areas in the central and northern parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinians Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said its field researchers and teams are still documenting and validating the latest incidents and casualties, adding that the Israeli offensive could take a long time, as stated by Israeli military leaders and government officials.

The PCHR condemned the Israeli offensive, the extrajudicial assassinations, and the constant targeting of Palestinian civilians in violation of International Humanitarian Law and all related international treaties.

The slain Palestinians are:

  1. Emad Abdul-Rahim Shallah, 52.
  2. Yousef Salman Qaddoum, 24.
  3. Ala’ Abdullah Qaddoum, 5.
  4. Taiseer Mahmoud al-Ja’bari, 50.
  5. Salama Mohareb ‘Aabed, 41.
  6. Donyana Adnan Atiya al-Amour, 22.
  7. Mohammad Ahmad Abdul-Fattah al-Madhoun, 26.
  8. Fadel Mustafa Zo’rob, 30.
  9. Mohammad Hasan al-Bayok, 35.
  10. Mohammad Ahmad Nasrallah (al-Madhoun), 26.
  11. Tamim Ghassan Hijazi, 24

The offensive on Gaza started when the army assassinated Taiseer al-Ja’bari, the leader of the Al-Quds Brigades, after firing missiles at his office in Gaza city.

The army also carried out several airstrikes and artillery shelling targeting many areas in Gaza city, especially the Sheikh Ejleen area that was hit with at least fifteen Israeli missiles, in addition to Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and several areas in northern Gaza.

The offensive is still ongoing; some of the slain Palestinians are members of armed resistance groups in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian factions in Gaza vowed retaliation and fired dozens of shells into many areas in the southern part of the country.

According to Israeli sources, rocket sirens sounded in most southern and central areas, including Tel Aviv.

Israeli Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, said that he approved the deployment of 25.000 reservists according to what he called “operation needs,” an issue that indicates an upcoming larger offensive on the Gaza Strip.

A senior military official claimed the strikes on Gaza “targeted Islamic jihad fighters,” and alleged that the group is preparing for an attack against Israel.”

Donyana was from Gaza City. Source: IMEMC

Sa’diyya Farajallah

July 2, 2022: Sa’diyya Farajallah, 68, died in an Israeli prison less than seven months after Israeli soldiers abducted her. Sa’diyya was the oldest female detainee imprisoned by Israel.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, Sa’diyya, from Ethna town west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, died at the ad-Damoun Israeli prison.

The PPS stated that Farajallah, a married mother of eight, was the oldest Palestinian female detainee in Israeli prisons and that she was abducted by the Israeli soldiers on December 18, 2021, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, after she was injured when many illegal Israeli colonizers attacked her.


Update: On Thursday August 11, 2022, Israel released her corpse before the Palestinians held her funeral procession after the deceased was examined by specialist at the Al-Ahli hospital in Hebron. Read More


The Israeli authorities prevented her family from visiting her throughout her imprisonment; she died at the Damoun Israeli prison.

The woman had diabetes and high blood pressure, diabetes, a heart condition, and various chronic illnesses, and was taking various medications before she was taken, prisoner.

Akram Samara, a lawyer of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, said he saw her last time last Tuesday in court, adding that she was in a wheelchair, unable to speak, and looked very fragile.

Samara said the Israeli authorities refused to provide medical reports detailing her health condition and were denying her the right to medical treatment during her imprisonment.

Her family held Israel accountable for her death, especially since she was denied access to medical attention and her medications and called on the International Community to act and help save the lives of the Palestinian detainees, especially the ones holding extended hunger strikes demanding an end to their arbitrary Administrative Detention without charges or trial.

Sa’diyya died at the Damoun Israeli prison after eight months in prison, including two months in solitary confinement despite her health and chronic conditions.

Her brother, Taiseer Farajallah, demanded an autopsy to know the cause of death and added that the soldiers repeatedly struck and beat his sister, after they claimed she tried to stab a colonizer, near the Ibrahimi Mosque while she was on her way to visit her two married daughters, living in the Old City of Hebron.

“My sister was a woman who struggled to provide for her family despite the dire financial situation,” Taiseer stated.

Sa’diyya’s son, Mohammad, described what happened to his mother as a crime and that his family was not allowed to visit her, adding that when they saw her in court and were not allowed to talk to her, she looked very weak and extremely ill, even unable to speak.

Her death brings the number of detainees who died in Israeli prisons since 1967 to 230.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) called for an immediate investigation into her death.

The PPS quoted a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society stating that a court hearing was held last Tuesday for Sa’diyya, who is the eldest among the female prisoners detained in the Israeli jails.

The statement added that she attended the hearing in a wheelchair, and her lawyer had already asked the Israeli prison service to refer her to a doctor after her medical examinations showed that her health condition was getting worse due to high diabetes and pressure.

“The Israeli Prosecution asked in the hearing that she should be sentenced to five years in prison and 15,000 shekels fine, in compensation; however, no definitive sentence has been so far issued,” the PPS said.

Sa’diyya was among twenty-nine female detainees, including Maysoun Mousa from Bethlehem, who was taken prisoner in 2015 and was sentenced to fifteen years in prison, in addition to Shorouq al-Badan and Bushra Tawil, who are held under the Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.

Nofouth Hammad

Israel is also still holding captive ten Palestinian mothers and a female child Nofouth Hammad, 15, who was tortured during interrogation.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held Israel responsible for her death and called on the International Community to investigate her death and ensure the release of all female detainees, children, elders, and ailing political prisoners.

Sa’diyya was from Ethna town west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Source: IMEMC

Ghofran Haroun Warasna

June 01, 2022: Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, was shot in the chest and killed by Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Dr. Yousef Takrouri, the director of the Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, said Ghofran was left to bleed to death by the Israeli soldiers and died before the medics could take her to the hospital, adding that the doctors tried to revive her, but she succumbed to her serious wounds.

Dr. Yousef added that the soldiers shot Ghofran with a live round in the left side of her chest, under the armpit, adding that the bullet went through her heart and exited from the right side of her chest.

He also said the soldiers did not allow anybody to reach her and left her bleeding on the ground for twenty minutes before eventually allowing the Palestinian medics to reach her.

The slain young woman studied media and journalism at Hebron University and was active in documenting the Israeli military violations.

In addition, she was a journalist reporting to three Radio stations in Hebron.

A few days before the soldiers killed her, Ghofran started a new job at Dream Radio in Hebron and was on her way to work.

Her cousin, Yousef Warasna, said that he was heading to work in his car with his son, and was informed she was shot and killed.

An eyewitness said the woman was walking in the area heading to her work and did not attempt to attack the soldiers when they shot her near their military tower.

Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the Israeli crime and demanded the International Community act on prosecuting Israel for its ongoing and escalating violations against the civilians.

“This organized terrorism is encouraged by the absence of sanctions and punitive measures against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine,” he said, “The lack of punishment means another crime will be committed…”.

“The International Criminal Court sent forty investigators to Ukraine in less than two months,” Dr. Shtayyeh stated, “Yet, nothing has been done to prosecute Israel for its crimes that have been ongoing for decades.”

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot the woman when she allegedly attempted to stab them, adding that the soldiers “neutralized the woman.” No soldiers were hurt in the purported attack.

In incidents of alleged stabbings or attempted stabbings, the Israeli army does not allow the Palestinian medics to approach the wounded and instead calls for an Israeli ambulance, leaving the wounded bleeding to “secure the scene” and ensure they have the person in custody regardless of their condition.

However, the soldiers allowed the Palestinian medics to transfer her to a Palestinian hospital in Hebron city instead of taking her to an Israeli hospital, an issue that casts serious doubts on the military allegations.

Ghofran was from Shiokh al-Arroub village, northeast of Hebron. Source: IMEMC

Shireen Abu Akleh

May 10, 2022: Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who targeted her and other journalists with sniper fire while the journalists were gathered to cover an Israeli invasion of Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. Shireen was a prominent Palestinian journalist and Al-Jazeera TV correspondent.

Later in the day, after the assassination was reported around the world, dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the home of the slain journalist in Beit Hanina, in the north of occupied Jerusalem.

The soldiers tried to intimidate the family and threatened to abduct her grieving parents and family members if anyone dared to raise a Palestinian flag at her funeral. Her family, who had gathered in the home to mourn her execution, managed to push the soldiers out of their property.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Shireen was shot with a live round in the head — while wearing her press vest and helmet — when an Israeli army sharpshooter fired one round at her.

The Ministry added that the soldiers first shot journalist Ali Sammoudi with a live round in the back, then shot Shireen in the head.

The attack targeted a group of journalists from various media agencies – clearly marked as journalists, wearing press vests and holding cameras and equipment – while they gathered in an open area in a clear line of sight from Israeli soldiers when the army committed its heinous crime.

Sammoudi, who was shot in the back, said that he, Shireen, and several other journalists gathered near a UNRWA-run school near Jenin refugee camp and were all wearing press vests and helmets when the soldiers shot him in the back and then shot Shireen with a live round in the head.

“The soldiers had a clear view of us. They knew we were journalists, yet, then deliberately targeted us with sniper fire,” Sammoudi said, “Nothing was happening there, no protests, no exchange of fire between the soldiers and the Palestinian fighters; they targeted us knowing we are all journalists – what they did was a crime and a deliberate attack.”

Al-Jazeera TV issued a statement denouncing the deliberate targeting of reporters, the assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh, and the shooting of Ali Sammoudi.

Al-Jazeera said Abu Akleh was assassinated and was not by accident and added that eyewitnesses and other journalists, including Shatha Hanaysha, who was standing next to Shireen, revealed that the army killed Shireen, and Israeli army snipers also pinned down Hanaysha and several journalists.

“We stood together in a collective way as journalists, then we started moving. We were shocked by the live ammunition fired at us, we reached an area that did not allow us to withdraw.” Hanaysha told Al-Jazeera.

“We were just facing the snipers. If they were not really willing to kill some of us, they could have started shooting before our arrival in this narrow area. I see this as a clear assassination of journalists,” she said.

“The one that killed Shireen was intended to kill her because he shot the bullet at an area of her body that was not protected,” Hanaysha also said.

The Al-Jazeera Media Network issues an official statement condemning the Israeli crime and holding the Israeli government and its occupation army responsible.

“Al Jazeera Media Network condemns this heinous crime, which intends to only prevent the media from conducting their duty. Al Jazeera holds the Israeli government and the occupation forces responsible for the killing of Shireen. It also calls on the international community to condemn and hold the Israeli occupation forces accountable for their intentional targeting and killing of Shireen.”

“The Israeli authorities are also responsible for the targeting of Al Jazeera producer Ali al-Sammoudi, who was also shot in the back while covering the same event, and is currently undergoing treatment.”

“Al Jazeera extends its sincere condolences to the family of Shireen in Palestine and to her extended family around the world, and we pledge to prosecute the perpetrators legally, no matter how hard they try to cover up their crime, and bring them to justice.”

Shireen was born in occupied Jerusalem in the year 1971; she hails from a Palestinian Christian family in Bethlehem. She lived in Jerusalem and, as a child, she studied at the Rosary Sisters School in Beit Hanina, in occupied Jerusalem.

She obtained her B.A. degree in journalism from Al-Yarmouk University in Jordan and returned to Palestine where she worked in various professions, including Palestine Radio, The UNRWA, Amman Satellite TV, Radio Monte Carlo, and in the year 1997, she started working for the Al-Jazeera News Agency.

The Palestinian Authority condemned the assassination of Shireen and the ongoing Israeli crimes against civilians, including Journalists.

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh issued a statement mourning the killing of Abu Akleh and denouncing the Israeli crime. “She was killed while exposing the horrific Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.”

Shireen was from Beit Hanina, Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

Hanan Mahmoud Khdour

April 18, 2022: Hanan Mahmoud Khdour, 18, died from serious wounds she suffered when she was shot by Israeli soldiers who invaded a village near Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, on April 9th.

Palestinian medical sources said the young woman, Hanan Mahmoud Khdour, 18, was shot with a live round in the abdomen after the army fired many live rounds at a car she was in when the soldiers invaded Jenin city.

She was rushed to Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin and remained in critical condition until she succumbed to her wounds nine days after being shot.

She was on her way to her school in Jenin when the soldiers opened fire on the car during an invasion of the city.

Hundreds of Palestinians participated in her funeral in Jenin before her body was sent to her village, Faqqu’a, east of Jenin, for final burial.

On the day she was injured, the Israeli soldiers shot at least ten Palestinians and killed a young man Ahmad Nasser Sa’adi, 21, in the Jenin refugee camp.

Nineteen Palestinians, including three women and three children, have been killed by the Israeli army in April:

  1. April 18, 2022: Hanan Mahmoud Khdour, 18.
  2. April 15, 2022: Shawkat Kamal ‘Aabed, 17
  3. April 14, 2022: Mustafa Faisal Abu ar-Rob, 31
  4. April 14, 2022: Sha’s Fuad Kamamji, 29.
  5. April 14, 2022: Fawwaz Ahmad Hamayel, 45.
  6. April 13, 2022: Omar Mohammad Elyan, 20.
  7. April 13, 2022: Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14.
  8. April 13, 2022: Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34.
  9. April 12, 2022: Abdullah Tayseer Mousa Srour, 41.
  10. April 11, 2022: Mohammad Hussein Zakarna, 17.
  11. April 10, 2022: Mohammad Ali Ghneim, 21.
  12. April 10, 2022: Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48.
  13. April 10, 2022: Maha Kathem Zaatari, 24.
  14. April 9, 2022: Ahmad Nasser Sa’adi, 21.
  15. April 8, 2022: Ra’ad Fathi Hazem, 29.
  16. April 2, 2022: Saif Hifthy Abu Libda, 25.
  17. April 2, 2022: Khalil Mohammad Tawalba, 24.
  18. April 2, 2022: Sa’eb Tayseer Abahra, 30.
  19. April 1, 2022: Ahmad Younis al-Atrash, 29.

Hanan was from the village of Faqqu’a, east of Jenin, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Maha Kathem Zaatari

Woman silhouette - no photo availableApril 10, 2022: Maha Kathem Awad Zaatari, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, after she reportedly stabbed a soldier, causing a mild injury.

The Israeli army claimed the woman arrived at the roadblock, where many soldiers and officers are stationed, and stabbed one before she was fatally shot.

After killing the young woman, the army closed the Ibrahimi Mosque and declared the area around it a closed military zone.

The soldiers prevented the Palestinian medics, who rushed to the area, from approaching her to render the needed medical aid.

The soldiers also fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians to force them away.

After her death, the soldiers invaded her home and ransacked it, in addition to interrogating her family.

On the same day, the soldiers killed a widowed Palestinian mother of six children, Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

Maha was from the Abu Da’jan area in Hebron city, in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Fatma Jalal al-Masri

FatimaMarch 25, 2022: Fatma Jalal al-Masri, 1, was declared dead at the Gaza European Hospital after she was denied access to a hospital outside Gaza by Israeli authorities at the Erez crossing.

Fatma was subjected to Israel’s arbitrary and discriminatory permit system, which delays access to hospitals outside the Strip and denies care in around 30 percent of urgent cases. The continued movement restrictions by Israeli authorities on Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip systematically violate inhabitants’ right to health by aggravating health conditions and placing numerous barriers to health access.

According to Al Mezan, Fatma’s legal representative, she was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect in 2021. Despite having obtained a medical referral from the Palestinian Ministry of Health and confirming three hospital appointments at Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem, Israeli authorities denied Fatma the requisite exit permit to travel to Jerusalem for the appointments, the last of which was on 5 March 2022.

The young patient’s health deteriorated over the course of several months of denied care and she died three weeks after her last missed appointment.

Al Mezan deeply regrets Fatma’s death and strongly condemns Israel’s ongoing closure of the Gaza Strip and its associated restrictions on the movement of Palestinians, which includes denying patients access to the hospitals in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Israel, and abroad.

Al Mezan’s documentation shows that since 2011, 71 Palestinians—including 25 women and nine children—have died following Israel’s denial of requests for exit permits and delays. Notably, Israel’s targeted, discriminatory permit system is one of the practices and policies at the core of its apartheid regime against the Palestinian people as a whole.

This case is yet another example of Israel’s continuing violation of international humanitarian and human rights law and its obligations as an occupying power, notably to respect and ensure freedom of movement in occupied territory and to guarantee the right to health of the occupied population.

These obligations bear greater weight when involving children and as provided in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israel has an obligation to ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child. Delaying access to necessary medical care for a toddler for more than five months is unwarranted and grave.

Al Mezan emphasizes that Israel is fully responsible for Fatma’s death as the occupying power and relevant duty bearer in these circumstances.

The State’s persistent breaches of its international law obligations require the intervention of the international community and accountability of perpetrators.

Al Mezan calls on the international community—in particular, the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Geneva Conventions—to uphold their moral and legal obligations vis-à-vis the protected Palestinian people and to ensure Israel complies with its obligations under international law, ends the closure and blockade on the Gaza Strip, and stops its ongoing restrictions of Palestinian patients’ access to medical care outside the Gaza Strip.

Fatma was from the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC