• Soldiers Demolish Two Homes, Abduct 27 Palestinians, In Sheikh Jarrah
    Jan 19, 2022 – – IMEMC News

    Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Sheikh Jarrah Palestinian neighborhood in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, and demolished two homes, in addition to abducting 27 Palestinians, including six members of the Salhiyya family.

    Media sources said the invasion was carried out at 3 at dawn when the soldiers invaded the neighborhood and assaulted dozens of Palestinians who have been nonviolently protesting in solidarity with the Salhiyya family.

    They added that the soldiers abducted 27 Palestinians, including six members of the Salhiyya family that owns the homes.

    The soldiers then forced the two families, including women and children, out of their homes and proceeded to demolish them, rendering thirteen Palestinians homeless, in the cold and the rain.

    The families were not allowed to remove their furniture and belongings from their homes. (...)


  • Elderly Palestinian Man Dies From Serious Wounds
    Jan 17, 2022 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, on Monday morning, that an elderly man, who was seriously injured after an Israeli tow truck ran him over in the Um al-Khair area of Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, earlier this month, has succumbed to his injuries.

    The ministry stated that Suleiman al-Hathalin, 75 , remained in the Intensive Care Unit at the al-Mezan Hospital in Hebron city until he succumbed to the serious wounds he suffered on January 5th, 2022.

    Al-Hathalin, 75, a well-known activist from the Um al-Khair area was rammed with a military truck during nonviolent protests that took place after the soldiers invaded Masafer Yatta, causing him to suffer a critical skull fracture.

    His injuries were extensive, largely to the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis, medical sources at the al-Mezan hospital have confirmed.

    Fuad l-Amour, the Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Masafer Yatta, stated after the elderly man was rammed and seriously injured, the army invaded the area, accompanying a tow truck, and seized several Palestinian-owned vehicles, leading to protests.

    He added that local Palestinians gathered in the area to stop the Israeli army from confiscating their privately-owned vehicles when the tow truck drove over Suleiman.


    • Israeli police shattered this Palestinian elder’s bones — and drove away
      By Ali Awad and Awdah Hathaleen January 11, 2022

      On the afternoon of January 5, the Israeli occupation forces entered the Palestinian village of Umm al-Khair in the Masafer Yatta region of the South Hebron Hills, where we live, to confiscate unregistered Palestinian cars. An elderly man from the village, Haj Suleiman al-Hathaleen , tried to peacefully prevent them from leaving with the cars, when an Israeli police tow truck ran him over, causing severe injuries throughout his body. He is lying in critical condition in the hospital, closer to martyrdom than to life.

      There are many well-known policies used by the Israeli occupation to displace Palestinians from our villages in Masafer Yatta, including by declaring a military firing zone on the land of twelve villages, and even invoking Ottoman-era laws to confiscate Palestinian-owned land for Jewish settlements. But lately, it seems that the policy of “breaking bones” — a strategy infamously promoted by then-Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin during the First Intifada — has once again become a central method to displace us and to crush any hope of Palestinian popular resistance.

      Haj Suleiman is an anti-occupation activist in his late 60s, who we have known our whole lives. Every time we go to his house in Umm al-Khair, he greets us with a cup of tea and a smile. Everyone in the South Hebron Hills knows him well — especially the Israeli occupation soldiers. (...)

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Hebron
    Jan 17, 2022 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, a young Palestinian man at the Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, after an alleged stabbing attempt.

    Palestinian medical sources said the young man has been identified as Faleh Mousa Jaradat from Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron.

    The Palestinian remained bleeding on the ground without medical attention until he succumbed to his wounds, eyewitnesses said.

    In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that the Palestinians arrived in a vehicle before stepping out, and attempted to stab a soldier before the latter opened fire at him

    It added that no soldiers were hurt in the reported incident and that the army initiated a search for the car that transported the man.


  • Elderly Palestinian Man Killed After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Him Near Ramallah
    Jan 12, 2022 – – IMEMC News

    Palestinian medical sources have confirmed, on Wednesday at dawn, that an elderly man was killed after Israeli soldiers detained and repeatedly assaulted him near Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

    The sources said the man has been identified as Omar Abul-Majid As’ad, 80, from Jaljulia village, north of Ramallah.

    The Mayor of Jaljulia, Fuad Motea’, said the soldiers invaded the village and abducted Omar, before constantly assaulting him in an under-construction home, before leaving him on the ground.

    Motea’ also added that the elderly man was detained by the soldiers in the al-Ein area in Jaljulia before he was cuffed, blindfolded, and assaulted by the soldiers.

    He stated that Palestinian medics rushed to the scene, but were unable to resuscitate the man, before moving his corpse to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.

    His nephew, Mohammad, told Palestine TV that several army vehicles invaded the village after midnight, before forcing him out of a car, cuffed and blindfolded him, and started to drag him on the ground before taking him to the under-construction building.

    He added that after the soldiers repeatedly struck his uncle in the under-construction home, and after realizing that he was dead they just left him on the ground and left the area. (...)


    • Les États-Unis demandent à « Israël » des explications sur le meurtre d’un Américain palestinien âgé en Cisjordanie.

      Washington (QNN)- Les États-Unis ont demandé mercredi à « Israël » des éclaircissements après la mort d’un Américain palestinien de 80 ans, détenu et brutalement battu par les forces d’occupation israéliennes lors d’un raid militaire en Cisjordanie occupée.
      Hier, un Palestinien âgé, identifié comme Omar Abul-Majid As’ad, est mort après avoir été détenu et brutalement battu par les forces d’occupation israéliennes qui lui ont également bandé les yeux et passé les menottes lors d’un raid militaire nocturne dans le village de Jiljilyya, au nord de Ramallah en Cisjordanie occupée.
      L’homme âgé est mort d’une crise cardiaque, comme l’a confirmé le ministère palestinien de la Santé dans un communiqué. (…)

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Nablus
    Jan 6, 2022 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man near Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the slain young man is Bakeer Mohammad Hashash, 21 , and added that he was shot with live fire.

    Media sources said protests took place after many Israeli army vehicles invaded the area and added that Palestinian resistance fighters also exchanged fire with the invading soldiers.

    During the invasion, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes and abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Salama from Balata al-Balad adjacent town.

    After his death, hundreds of Palestinians marched in Nablus calling for ongoing resistance against the Israeli occupation.

    His cousin, Mohammad Hashash, said Bakeer recently opened fire at the soldiers during an invasion into Nablus city, and since then, the soldiers have been trying to abduct him.

    He added that, approximately at 2:30 at dawn, the soldiers invaded the eastern area of Balata refugee camp, Balata town, and the al-Quds Street, and said that Mohammad exchanged fire with the soldiers for nearly twenty minutes before he was shot and killed.


  • Israeli Forces Kill A Palestinian Near Salfit
    Dec 31, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli forces shot and killed, on Friday morning, a Palestinian man who allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near the illegal Ariel colony, northwest of Salfit in the central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has confirmed.

    Israeli sources claimed that the young man “got out of a vehicle and ran towards a bus stop at the Giti Avishar junction with a knife in his hand,” in an alleged stabbing attempt.

    Israeli media agency “Walla” claimed that “the soldiers in the area ordered the man to stop, and when he did not respond, he was shot with several live rounds in the abdomen”.

    The Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported that the seriously injured young man was pronounced dead one hour after being shot after medical crews were denied access to provide him treatment.

    There were no reports of any injuries among Israeli colonists or soldiers.

    The slain Palestinian man was later identified as Amir Atef Khader Rayyan, 36 , a married father of several children, from Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit in the central West Bank.

    His brother, Mansour, is a former political prisoner who was exiled by Israel from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip, several years ago.


  • UN expert: Israel must be held to account for prolonging occupation
    Dec 25, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    GENEVA, Friday, December 24, 2021 (WAFA) – Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, said yesterday that the international community must hold Israel to account for its 54-year occupation of Palestine.

    The statement by the UN expert marked five years after the UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for an end to all settlement activities in Palestinian territories. “On the fifth anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 2334 by the United Nations Security Council, the international community has to take its own words and its own laws seriously.”

    “Without decisive international intervention to impose accountability upon an unaccountable occupation, there is no hope that the Palestinian right to self-determination and an end to the conflict will be realized anytime in the foreseeable future,” Lynk added. (...)

    #ONU #Israel

  • Israeli settler Kills Palestinian Woman in a Hit and Run Near Ramallah
    Dec 24, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    An illegal Israeli colonist struck with his vehicle, on Friday, an elderly Palestinian woman, killing her instantly, near the entrance of the town of Sinjil, northeast of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

    The Mayor of Sinjil, Hazem Tawafsha, stated that the victim, identified as Ghadir Anis Abdullah Fuqaha, 63, was standing with her husband at the entrance to the town, near the settler-only bypass Road 60 when she was killed.

    The perpetrator, whose identity was unknown at the time of this report, struck the woman with his car, killing her instantly, and then sped away.


  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah
    IMEMC Dec 23, 2021

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man from the al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources stated that the Palestinian was shot by the soldiers in the al-Biereh nearby city.

    In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that its soldiers were looking for Palestinians who were spotted approaching the Psagot colony and fired a few live rounds.

    It added that its soldiers then invaded the outskirts of al-Biereh city looking for Palestinians, before they came under fire from a passing vehicle, and fired at the car, wounding a young man.

    The slain Palestinian was not the driver but was apparently on the passenger side of the vehicle; no soldiers were injured in the incident.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain young man has been identified as Mohammad Issa Abbas , 26, and added that he was shot in the back before he was rushed to Palestine Medical Complex where he succumbed to his serious wounds.


  • Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Two, In Nablus
    Dec 13, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday at night, a young Palestinian man, and injured two others, after the army invaded Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

    Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the Ras al-‘Ein area in Nablus city, leading to protests, before the soldiers fired many live rounds at random, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

    Ahmad Jibril, the director of the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers killed Jamil Mohammad al-Kayyal, 31, after shooting him with a live round in the head.

    Jibril added that the army jeeps also chased many Palestinians, and rammed two young men, causing moderate wounds, in addition to causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

    Furthermore, the soldiers also abducted a young man, identified as Amir al-Haj, and took him to an unknown destination.

    After the death of the young man, Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the invading soldiers.


  • Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill a Palestinian at Protest Near Nablus
    Dec 11, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Friday, a young Palestinian man at the weekly protest in Beita town, southeast of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, medical sources have confirmed.

    The head of the Emergency and Ambulance Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Ahmad Jibril, told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) that the army opened live fire at non-violent demonstrators on Sbeih Mountain, killing one young man, and causing at least sixty-eight cases of inhalation injuries from tear gas.

    The slain young man, identified as Jamil Abu Ayyash, 31 , was struck in the head with a live round, and transferred by ambulance to hospital, where he was pronounced dead due to his critical wounds shortly after arrival.

    Palestinian youths have been protesting for months in rejection of Israel’s expansion of its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank in contravention of International Law.

    #Palestine_assassinée #Beita

    • In New Crime of Excessive Use of Force, IOF Kill Palestinian in Bita Village, Nablus
      Date: 11 December 2021 – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

      In New Crime of Excessive Use of Force, IOF Kill Palestinian in Bita Village, Nablus
      In new crime of excessive use of force, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed yesterday afternoon a Palestinian civilian during the suppression of a peaceful protest Bita village, southeast of Nablus.
      As a result, the wounded was taken to the field hospital in Bita village and then referred to Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus, where he was announced dead at 16:00. The murdered was later identified as Jamil Jamal Ahmed Abu ‘Ayyash (32), from Bita village.

      An eyewitness said to PCHR’s fieldworker that:

      “An Israeli soldier fired 2 bullets from 40 to 50 meters on the top of the Mount; one of the bullets was in the air while the other hit Jamil Abu ‘Ayyash, who was in front of the soldier trying to turn back and fled away. Meanwhile, Abu ‘Ayyash did not pose any imminent threat to the soldiers’ lives. Abu ‘Ayyash was shot in the back of the head and fell on the ground. Protesters carried him while his head was open and bleeding. He was put in a Palestinian ambulance and taken to the field hospital in the area. He was referred to Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus, where he was announced dead at 16:00.” (...)

      This victim is the nineth Palestinian shot dead by IOF during suppression of peaceful protests in Bita village since the establishment of the settlement outpost. (...)

    • Jamil protested against the takeover of his family’s land, and was shot dead by the IDF
      Gideon Levy, Alex Levac | Dec. 24, 2021 | Haaretz.com

      ? Ayyash and Rami at the place where their brother was killed.Credit: Alex Levac

      He was the eighth casualty in recent months from the village of Beita

      The car lurched from side to side as it ascended the rough dirt road, the wind swirling and howling around it. Israel Defense Forces bulldozers have already started to block this road, but it’s still navigable. When we stopped at the top of the hill, the car was rocking and the doors could barely be opened against the powerful blustery wind. Indeed, this week’s winter storm, dubbed Carmel, also pounded the remote hill the Palestinians call Huti, a rise of olive trees that is across from Mount Sabih, which, to their outrage, is the site of the settler outpost Evyatar. A few hundred meters separate the two hills – between the torn Israeli flag hoisted as a provocation on what the locals call “Jabal al-Sabih” amid the settlers’ buildings, and the flag of Palestine that residents of the village of Beita also hoisted as a provocation, across the way. Two flags tattered by the wind, one opposite the other. The outsize Hanukkah menorah planted by the encroaching settlers is still in place, along with the row of trailer homes and watchtowers.

      The soil on the Huti hilltop is saturated with the blood of Palestinian demonstrators, and scorched and sooty from the tires the protesters set ablaze here every Friday. Seven residents of the nearby village of Beita and one from the neighboring village of Yatma have been killed here by Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the seven months that have passed since the longtime activist-settler Daniella Weiss and her friends reestablished Evyatar in May. The site was once an IDF outpost called Tapuhit, built on Beita’s land. Afterward, in 2013, the original outpost of Evyatar was established there without authorization; it was subsequently evacuated and demolished. Today the structures erected by the settlers of the new Evyatar remain in place – the outpost is uninhabited at present, except for some army troops that are guarding there – and the blood continues to be shed.

      The last time we came here was in September, to tell the story of the killing of another demonstrator from Beita, Muhammad Khabisa, 28, the father of an 8-month-old daughter. Before that we were here in August, to tell the story of the killing of Imad Duikat, 37, father of a 2-month-old daughter. In July, we were here because of the killing of Shadi Shurafi, a village plumber, who was fixing the valve on a water main out near the highway when he was shot to death by IDF troops. And in June, we visited the neighboring village of Yatma, to tell the story of the killing, during the same series of ongoing demonstrations, of Tareq Snobar, 41, who was a father for just two days of his life before being killed. When he was shot by Israeli soldiers using live fire from about 100 meters away, he was on the way to the hospital to pick up his wife and their newborn son, Omar, to bring them home. He never got there.

      That is not the whole roster of those killed in the Evyatar demonstrations. On Friday, December 10, there was an eighth fatality: Jamil Abu Ayyash, a 31-year-old carpenter from Beita, married, no children.

      We drove this week with two of Jamil’s brothers, Ayyash, 43, and Rami, 41, to see the place where their brother was cut down. At first they were apprehensive about making the trip, for fear of the army. A few days earlier, when they had driven there with a field researcher for a Palestinian human rights organization, two army jeeps suddenly appeared and blocked their way; the soldiers ordered them to leave.

      “Do you have protection for me?” Ayyash asked us and Abdulkarim Sadi, a field researcher for the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, who was accompanying us. “We are trying now to avoid trouble, so that we can go on working in Israel,” Rami said. Finally the brothers, both still in mourning, summoned up the courage to go. They showed us where the soldiers had stood and where their brother had been on the hilltop, according to what they were told. Jamil had just gotten to the demonstration when he was shot in the head.

      The soldiers and their victim were a few hundred meters apart. The bullet penetrated Jamil’s forehead, created a narrow entry wound and exited from the back of his neck, creating a much more serious wound – a sign the bullet had exploded inside and decimated his brain. And yet he was still breathing when he was evacuated by an ambulance, which rushed him to Rafadiya Hospital in Nablus. At the time, his brother Ayyash, who lives in one of the last houses in the village, near the road leading up to the site of the demonstrations, was in his backyard, washing his car, together with his 2-year-old daughter, Sarah. The little girl, he relates, becomes upset at the wailing of sirens and they both got worried by the sight of the ambulance racing down the hill – and then someone in the vehicle gestured to him to follow them fast. Leaving Sarah behind, he sped in his car to Rafadiya, where he learned that the man who was dying of injuries in the ambulance was his brother Jamil. Another brother, Rami, in the nearby village of Huwara at the time, was summoned urgently to the hospital in Nablus. He also informed their parents, and they joined their sons.

      A boy is doing his homework on a table in the yard of his family’s home, in the biting cold. The house is at the edge of Beita, which lies south of Nablus. Jamal Abu Ayyash, the bereaved father, a 67-year-old farmer, is sitting in a corner of a room, his face grim, wearing a coat, a wool hat and several layers of clothes. In honor of the guests they turn on the small electric heater, which does little to stave off the cold. We very rarely see Palestinian homes with any heating systems. The bereaved mother, Hadara, 66, is wrapped in black, her face etched with agony. The couple had two daughters and four sons – until Jamil’s death. Ala, newly widowed, is not here.

      Jamil, a carpenter, worked in a large furniture-making workshop at the foot of the hill on which he was killed. Because he was the only one of the brothers who didn’t work in Israel, he went more often to the Friday demonstrations, while his brothers weren’t always in the village. But Jamil, too, wasn’t a regular at the demonstrations. The village’s previous fatal casualty, Muhammad Khabisa, was a member of the same hamula (clan), the Khabisa clan, but the two victims didn’t known each other.

      Jamal Abu Ayyash owns 20 dunams (5 acres) of farmland on the hill where Evyatar stands. The land was expropriated in the early 1980s for the establishment of the Tapuhit outpost, never to be returned, of course. From where we are now standing across the way, the brothers show us the spot on Jabal al-Sabih where their property is.

      On what would be the last day of his life, Jamil got up relatively late and went downstairs to his parents’ ground-floor apartment, as he did every morning. He then went into the village center to buy hummus and ful for breakfast, and at midday attended prayers in the mosque. He didn’t tell his parents that he intended to proceed to the demonstration, but taking part in the Friday protests is almost routine for most of the villagers.

      It was after 3 P.M. when Jamil was shot. Eyewitnesses told his family that he was standing on an elevated rock face, which made him an easy target for the soldiers. His wife, Ala, learned that he had been wounded on Facebook; the brothers and parents waited for news at the hospital. The efforts to revive Jamil went on until around 5 P.M., and then the physicians informed the family of his death. He was buried in the village cemetery that same evening.

      The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit initially denied – on the day of the incident – that the soldiers had used live fire and it made do with the generic announcement: “The claim about a Palestinian who was killed is known.”

      This week the spokesperson’s unit gave this response to a query from Haaretz: “On December 10, 2021, a violent disturbance took place adjacent to Evyatar Hill with the participation of hundreds of Palestinians who threw stones and rolled burning tires toward IDF and Border Police forces. Due to the event, a Military Police investigation was launched; upon its conclusion, its findings will be forwarded to the military prosecution. Understandably, no details can be provided about an investigation in progress.”

      This past Sunday, the bereaved brother Rami arrived for work on the construction of the light rail in Ramat Gan. He left home at 3 A.M., as usual, and arrived at 6, only to hear from the Druze foreman that he had been fired. Just like that, with no explanation. He told us he has no idea whether this has anything to do with the death of his brother. He asked no questions and returned home, mortified.

      On the way back from the hill where Jamil was killed, during our visit on Monday, as we drove down the dirt road toward the village, two young people, their faces unmasked, sprang out from behind the olive trees, a few meters away. One of them picked up a rock and aimed it at us. He was apparently intending to hurl it at our car, with its Israeli plates, from point-blank range. Then at the last minute he and his friend noticed the two bereaved brothers with us in the car – the pair rushed out of the vehicle to stop them. The rock fell to the ground and the youth smiled in embarrassment.

      We were told that they were from the “Guards of the Hill,” an activist group established by young people in Beita.

      As we drove away, we spied a pile of dozens of used tires, waiting by the roadside for the next demonstration.

  • Updated: Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen After An Alleged Ramming Attack
    Dec 6, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli sources have confirmed that the Palestinian teen has died from serious wounds; he was shot and seriously injured after he reportedly rammed soldiers at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in northern West Bank.

    The Palestinian was later identified as Mohammad Nidal Younis , 15, from the Namsawi neighborhood in Nablus city, in northern West Bank.

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

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

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

    It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also 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.


  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jerusalem
    Dec 4, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, a young Palestinian man after he allegedly stabbed an Israeli settler, inflicting moderate wounds, in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

    Media sources said the Palestinian, Mohammad Shawkat Salima , 25, was shot by at least two soldiers at the al-Misrara junction in Bab al-Amoud, in Jerusalem.

    They added that the soldiers also attacked many Palestinians who gathered in the area and fired gas bombs at them.

    The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers injured at least three Palestinians in Bab al-‘Amoud, in addition to abducting two others.
    It added that one of the wounded was shot with a concussion grenade, and one was beaten by the soldiers, in addition to dozens who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

    The slain young Palestinian man was from Salfit, in the central West Bank. His death led to protests in Jerusalem, Salfit, and other parts of the West Bank.

    Israeli sources have confirmed that injured Israel was a Haredi man who suffered moderate wounds.

    The Israeli police issued a statement and released a surveillance video showing the Palestinian man stabbing the Israeli, in addition to attempting to stab the police before he was shot.


    • Crime Amounting to Extra-judicial Execution, IOF Kill Palestinian after Wounding Him and Neutralizing Any Threats in Occupied East Jerusalem

      PCHR – Date: 05 December 2021

      On Saturday, 4 December 2021, in a crime amounting to extrajudicial execution, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and killed a Palestinian male, who stabbed an Israeli settler in occupied East Jerusalem; even though IOF had shot and wounded him, neutralizing any threats he proposed. Data collected by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and footage that documented the incident showed that two Israeli soldiers opened fired continuously at a Palestinian male, despite that he was wounded and had fallen to the ground; the soldiers left him to bleed out. The crime was supported by the Israeli government, which confirms that Israel provides impunity for murder crimes against Palestinians. (...)

  • Palestinian Gunman Killed, One Israeli Dead, Police Injured in Jerusalem
    Nov 21, 2021– – IMEMC News

    During an armed confrontation, Sunday morning, one Palestinian gunman was shot and killed by Israeli forces, one Israeli was killed and three more were injured, at the Bab al-Silsila Gate of the sacred Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Jerusalem Press.

    Israeli forces blocked all movement of Palestinians into the area and initiated a search campaign for a Palestinian young man who fled the scene, after an alleged stabbing attempt.

    The Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) identified the slain gunman as Fadi Abu Shukhedem , 42, from the Shu’fat neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem.

    Abu Shukhedem, armed with a “Carlo” submachine gun, opened fire at Israeli police officers, at the Bab al-Silsila or Chain Gate, who shot him dead during the armed encounter.

    This act of resistance comes just days after a 16-year-old child, identified as Omar Ibrahim Abu ‘Assab, was shot dead in Jerusalem after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attempt, Israeli authorities have have withheld the teen’s body, a common practice of the occupation.

    In 1948, the state of Israel was founded on the stolen lands of Palestine, and in 1967 Israel occupied the remainder of the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.


  • Israeli Officers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Alleged Stabbing Attack In Jerusalem
    Nov 18, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli officers killed, Wednesday, a Palestinian teenage boy after he allegedly stabbed two officers in the al-Wad Street, in Old City of occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers later invaded his home before abducting his parents.

    In a statement, the Israeli police said two Israelis were injured before the Palestinian was killed.

    The slain Palestinian teen was later identified as O mar Ibrahim Abu ‘Assab, 16, from the al-‘Isawiya town in Jerusalem.

    The Police added that two officers and one civilian guard opened fire at the Palestinian teen after he carried the alleged stabbing attack out and added that two Border Police officers were injured before the teen was killed.

    After the incident, dozens of soldiers and police officers were deployed in the area and imposed a tight siege in the Old City and surrounding area. (...)


  • Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison
    Nov 18, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has confirmed, Thursday, that a Palestinian detainee, imprisoned by Israeli since the year 2008, has died at an Israeli medical center after years of medical neglect despite having congenital heart disease, and his need to constant follow up.

    In a short statement, the PPS said that the detainee has been identified as Sami al-‘Amour, 39, from Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.

    The detainee was transferred to an Israeli hospital on Wednesday at night, where he was officially pronounced dead by the physicians.

    His fiancé, who remained engaged to him for fourteen years since his abduction, said that the family received the news about his death from media outlets.

    It is worth mentioning that only his mother was able to visit with him just a few times since his abduction due to Israeli restrictions.

    His sister said that the last time the family was able to talk to him over the phone was before he was sent to the Israeli hospital when he informed them that he was being transferred cuffed and sitting in a wheelchair. (...)


  • Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Tubas
    Nov 16, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported, on Tuesday morning, that Israeli soldiers shot and killed a young Palestinian man during protests that took place after the army invaded Tubas city, in the northeastern part of the occupied West Bank.

    The Ministry verified that an Israeli soldier shot Saddam Hussein Bani Odeh, 26, from Tammoun town, south of Tubas, with a live round that went through his left shoulder, then his heart and lung.

    The Palestinian was killed during protests that took place at the main entrance of Tubas and surrounding areas, when several army jeeps invaded the city, before the soldiers fired live rounds, tear gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets.

    The Israeli army claimed that armed resistance fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers during the invasion and added that the slain Palestinian was one of the fighters.

    Eyewitnesses said Palestinian medics rushed the Palestinian, who is also a former political prisoner, to Tubas governmental hospital, where he was soon officially pronounced dead.

    In addition, the soldiers the home of a former prisoner, identified as Ayser Maslamani, and ransacked the property before abducting him.

    The soldiers also invaded and searched the home of Hamza Daraghma, before abducting him.


  • Ministry of Health: Soldiers Kill a Palestinian Child Near Nablus
    Nov 5, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, on Friday, the death of child after he was shot in the abdomen by an Israeli soldier in Deir al-Hatab village, east of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank.

    The army shot the child, identified as Mohammad Da’das , 13, in the abdomen with live ammunition during confrontations between Palestinian villagers and Israeli soldiers.

    The child, from the New Askar refugee camp was immediately rushed to Rafidia Hospital in critical condition, where he was found to be in cardiac arrest.

    Medical staff attempted to resuscitate him, with no success, doctors pronounced the child’s death shortly afterward.


  • Israeli Ambassador Rips Human Rights Report At UN Meeting
    Nov 1, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    In a move that demonstrates Israel’s contempt and disregard of International Law, Israeli Ambassador at the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, ripped a report by the Human Rights Council, denouncing ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

    Erdan, who was speaking in front of the General Assembly, claimed that the UNHRC is “deliberately targeting Israel, and ignoring the terrible crimes against humanity,” and added that since the council started convening 15 years ago, it issued “142 condemnation against its member states, including 95 against Israel, and only 35 against Syria and 10 against Iran.”

    The Israeli official then, in a move that disrespects the United Nations and the International Community, ripped the report and said that “its only place is in the dustbin of anti-Semitism,” before walking away.

    It is worth mentioning that among the resolutions adopted during the UN Human Rights Council meeting, is a call for forming a committee that would investigate Israel’s latest aggression on the Gaza Strip in May 2021.

    The resolution also discussed Israel’s ongoing colonialist activities, especially since they violate International Law, various United Nations Resolutions, and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

    It also affirmed the Palestinian right to self-determination, in addition to discussing the dire human rights conditions in occupied Palestine.

  • Israeli Municipality Razes al-Yousofiyya Cemetery in Jerusalem
    Oct 25, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    A Palestinian woman clings to her son’s grave and refuses to leave the Yusufiya cemetery to protect the grave from desecration. Photo: Silwanic

    Israeli forces, on Monday, returned to the Islamic al-Yousofiyya Cemetery to resume razing the historic grave site in the occupied city of Jerusalem, a local Palestinian official reported.

    Head of the Committee for the Preservation of Islamic Cemeteries in Jerusalem, Mustafa Abu Zahra, told Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) that Israeli municipal crews from the ‘Nature Protection Authority’ levelled parts of the historic site, located near the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

    The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) reported that Israeli police detained a Palestinian young man, identified as Omar Al-Rashed from the cemetery while he was sitting at his grandfather’s grave site.

    Officers attempted to remove a grieving mother from the grave site of her son, to which she responded, “Bury me next to my son, I will not leave here.”

    The occupation authorities plan to destroy the cemetery and build a national biblical park, south of the old city of Jerusalem, with no regard or respect for the families of those buried at the site.

    Just two weeks ago, Israeli municipal officers desecrated the historic cemetery, unearthing the remains of Palestinians buried at the site, causing distress among family members of the dead.

    In November of 2020 the staircase leading to the site was demolished, and in December municipal crews demolished the wall of the Shuhada cemetery, which is an extension of the al-Yousifiyya Graveyard.

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