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  • Palestinian teen shot, killed by Israeli forces in al-Bireh
    Dec. 14, 2018 5:39 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 5:55 P.M.)

    RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A 16-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces during clashes that erupted in the al-Jalazun refugee camp north of al-Bireh in the central occupied West Bank, on Friday evening.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that a Palestinian from the al-Jalazun refugee camp arrived to the Palestine Medical Center in a critical condition.

    Sources added that the teen was injured with live bullets in the abdomen.

    The ministry identified the killed teen as Mahmoud Youssef Nakhleh.

    Israeli forces opened fire at the teen from a very close range; from less than 10 meters away.

    Israeli soldiers attempted to detain Nakhleh afterwards, however, Palestinian Red Crescent paramedics were able to take him and transfer him to the Palestine Medical Center after having to quarrel Israeli soldiers for more than 30 minutes.

    Nakhleh was later pronounced dead at the hospital.


    • After Shooting a Palestinian Teen, Israeli Troops Dragged Him Around – and Chased an Ambulance Away

      A Palestinian from the Jalazun refugee camp was shot in the back and died after soldiers kept him from receiving medical care
      Gideon Levy and Alex Levac Dec 20, 2018

      What goes through the head of soldiers, young Israelis, after they shoot an unarmed Palestinian teenager in the back with live ammunition, prevent him from getting medical treatment, move him around, putting him on the ground and then picking him up again – and chase away an ambulance at gunpoint? For 15 minutes, the Israel Defense Forces soldiers carried the dying Mahmoud Nakhle , pulling him by his hands and feet, it’s not clear why or where, before allowing him to be evacuated. They had already shot him and wounded him badly. He was dying. Why not let the Palestinian ambulance that arrived at the site rush him to the hospital and possibly save his life? Nakhle died from a bullet in his liver and loss of blood. He was two weeks after his 18th birthday, the only son of parents who are descendants of refugees, and he lived in the Jalazun refugee camp adjacent to Ramallah, in the West Bank.

      Nakhle was killed last Friday, December 14.

      Getting to Jalazun took a long time this week; it was a long and stressful trip. Overnight, terror attacks and other sights of the intifada had returned simultaneously: innumerable surprise checkpoints, such as we hadn’t seen for years; long lines of Palestinian vehicles, forced to wait for hours; drivers emerging from their cars and waiting in desperation by the side of the road, anger and frustration etched on their faces; roads blocked arbitrarily, with people signaling each other as to which was open and which was closed; some cars making their way cross-country via boulder-strewn areas and dirt paths to bypass the roadblocks, until those options, too, were sealed off by the army. And also aggressive, edgy, frightened soldiers, carrying weapons that threatened just about anyone who made a move near them.

      Welcome back to the days of the intifada, welcome to a trip into the past: Even if only for a moment, the West Bank this week regressed 15 years, to the start of the millennium.

      The wind blows cold at the Jalazun camp. A throng of thousands of children and teenagers is streaming down the road, heading home from their schools run by UNRWA, the United Nations refugee agency. The two schools, one for boys and one for girls, are situated at the camp’s entrance, on both sides of the main Ramallah-Nablus road. We were here a year and a half ago, after IDF soldiers shot up a car stolen from Israel when it stopped outside the settlement of Beit El, spraying it with at least 10 rounds, and killing two of its passengers. About half a year ago, we returned to the camp to meet Mohammed Nakhle, the bereaved father of 16-year-old Jassem, one of those fatalities. The father cried through our entire meeting, even though this was a year after he had lost Jassem.

      Mahmoud Nakhle, who was killed last week, was a relative of Jassem’s.

      Last Friday, there was stone throwing in the valley between Jalazun’s boys’ school and the first houses of Beit El, across the way. The soldiers fired tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated bullets at the young Palestinians. Quite a few of the camp’s residents have been killed at this spot, which has become a main arena of the struggle against the large, veteran settlement that looms through every window in poverty-stricken, overcrowded Jalazun, situated below.

      The stone throwing had slowed down in the afternoon and had just about stopped when an IDF force, arriving in two vehicles, began chasing after the youths, who were now on their way back to the camp, at about 4 P.M. The latter numbered about 15 teens, aged 14 to 18. Suddenly the soldiers started shooting, using live ammunition – even as calm was apparently about to be restored. A video clip, one of several that captured the event, shows the soldiers walking along the road and firing into the air.

      The wail of an ambulance slashes the air now, as we stand at the site of the incident with Iyad Hadad, a field investigator for the Israeli human-rights organization B’Tselem, who collected testimony from eyewitnesses. Nakhle chose to return home by way of a dirt path that passes above the camp. The soldiers ran after him and one of them shot him once, in the lower back. Nakhle fell to the ground, bleeding.

      The occupant of the first-floor apartment in the closest building in Jalazun, just meters from the site of the incident, heard the shot, the groans and a call for help. She assumed someone had been wounded, but wasn’t sure where or who he was. From her window she saw a group of soldiers standing in a circle, though she couldn’t see the wounded person who lay on the ground between them. A second eyewitness saw one soldier nudge Nakhle with his foot, apparently to see if the teen was still alive. They then pulled up his shirt and pulled down his pants, apparently to check whether the stone-throwing youth was a dangerous, booby-trapped terrorist. As the video accounts show, he was left lying like that, exposed in his blue underwear. The woman from the apartment rushed out to summon help, but the soldiers fired toward her to drive her off. One bullet struck her husband’s car.

      The soldiers lifted Nakhle up and carried him a few dozen meters from where he’d fallen, laying him down at the side of the road. One of the eyewitnesses related that they carried him “like you haul a slaughtered sheep.” The video clip shows them carrying him not in the prescribed way for moving someone who is seriously wounded, but by his hands and his feet, his back sagging.

      Before the soldiers shot at the first eyewitness – whose identity is known to the B’Tselem investigator – to scare her off, she shouted at them to let the wounded person be and to allow him to be taken to hospital in an ambulance. “Leave him alone, do you want to kill him… give him aid.” She also shouted at the soldiers that she was his mother – apparently hoping that the lie would stir pity in them – but to no avail. In the video shot by her daughter on her cell phone, the woman sounds overwrought, gasping for breath as she cries out, “In God’s name, call an ambulance!”

      After five to seven minutes, the soldiers again lifted Nakhle, once more by his extremities, and carried him a few dozen meters more, in the direction of the main road, and again laid him by the roadside. A Palestinian ambulance that had arrived at the scene was chased off by the soldiers, who threatened the driver with their rifles. As far as is known, the soldiers did not give Nakhle any sort of medical aid. The woman from the house again shouted, now from her window: “In God’s name, let the ambulance take him away.” But still to no avail.

      It was only after a quarter of an hour, during which Nakhle continued to bleed, that the soldiers allowed an ambulance to be summoned. A video clip shows Nakhle raising one hand limply to the back of his neck, proof that he was still alive. Half-naked, he’s placed on a stretcher and put in the ambulance, which speeds off, its siren wailing, to the Government Hospital in Ramallah.

      The teen apparently breathed his last en route, arriving at the hospital with no pulse. Attempts were made to resuscitate him in the ER and to perform emergency surgery, but after half an hour, he was pronounced dead. Dr. Muayad Bader, a physician in the hospital, wrote on the death certificate that Mahmoud Nakhle died from loss of blood after a bullet entered his lower back, struck his liver and hit a main artery, damaging other internal organs.

      A group of children is now standing at the site where Nakhle fell, practicing stone throwing on the way back from school. They hurl the stones to the ground in a demonstrative fit of anger. In the mourning tent that was erected in the courtyard of the camp, adorned with huge posters of the deceased, the men sit, grim-faced, with the bereaved father, Yusuf Nakhle, 41, in the center. Disabled from birth, he is partially paralyzed in his left arm and leg. We asked him to tell us about Mahmoud’s life.

      “What life? He hadn’t yet lived his life, they robbed him of his life,” he replies softly. Mahmoud attended school until the 10th grade and then studied electrical engineering at a professional college in Qalandiyah. He completed his studies and afterward a year of apprenticeship, and was waiting to find a job as an electrician. His father was waiting for him to help provide for the family. Yusuf is a technician at a pharmaceuticals company in Bir Zeit, near Ramallah. He and his wife, Ismahan, 45, have two more daughters, aged 14 and 4. Mahmoud was their only son.

      In response to an inquiry, the IDF Spokesman’s Office gave Haaretz the following statement this week: “On December 14, 2018, there was a violent disturbance adjacent to Jalazun, during which dozens of Palestinians threw rocks at IDF soldiers. The soldiers responded with demonstration-dispersal measures.

      “During the disturbance, a Palestinian holding a suspicious object approached one of the soldiers. The soldier fired at him. Later, it was reported that the Palestinian had been killed. The Military Police have launched an investigation into the incident. Upon its completion, the findings will be transferred to the military advocate general’s office.”

      The spokesman’s office did not respond to a question regarding the denial of medical assistance to Mahmoud Nahle.

      Last Friday, the hours passed normally in the home of Nakhle family in the Jalazun camp. Breakfast, a shower; the son asks his father if he needs anything before going out around midday. Never to return. At 4:30, Yusuf’s brother called to inform him that his son had been wounded and was in the Government Hospital. By the time his father arrived, Mahmoud had been pronounced dead.

      “We are human beings and it is our right to live and to look after our children. We too have feelings, like all people,” says Rabah, Mahmoud’s uncle, the brother of his father. Yusuf has watched the video clips that document the shooting and the hauling of his dying son dozens of times, over and over. Ismahan can’t bring herself to look at them.

  • » 60 Year Old Palestinian Man Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers– IMEMC News
    December 14, 2018 12:27 AM

    The Israeli military, according to Israeli media sources, has admitted that its soldiers mistakenly killed Hamdan Tawfiq Arda , 60, after initially claiming that he had deliberately tried to ram his vehicle into soldiers, in the Industrial Zone in al-Biereh city, in central West Bank.

    Eyewitnesses told Maan News Agency that it looked like a car accident, and that the driver was startled by the military presence, and tried to turn away from them.

    Sources added that one soldier was lightly injured, but it was not from the car driven by the Palestinian man.

    The soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds at the car, fatally wounding the driver, who suffered gunshot wounds mainly to the head.

    His brain and fragments of his skull were on the car seat after he was removed by the medics, before they were collected for proper burial with his body later on.

    The Israeli military initially stated was an “attempt to ram his car into soldiers”, and then changed their statement, telling the Jerusalem Post that they believed it was an accident.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has confirmed that its medics were at the scene shortly after the man was shot, and added that the soldiers stopped them and prevented them from approaching him.

    The slain Palestinian man was from ‘Arraba town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

    The Israeli military had just finished invading the Industrial Zone, in an apparent search for the suspects of the killing of two Israeli soldiers earlier Thursday.


  • 2 months later: Israel executes Palestinian attack suspect
    Dec. 13, 2018 12:22 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 13, 2018 1:04 P.M.)

    NABLUS (Ma’an) — The Israeli army announced that Ashraf Naawla , who carried out a shooting attack, was shot and killed in Askar al-Jadid refugee camp, east of Nablus City, in the northern West Bank, on predawn Thursday.

    In October, Naawla had carried out a shooting attack in the Barkan industrial area, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel, killing two Israelis and seriously injuring another.

    According to a statement by the Israeli army, Naawla was found in hiding a house in the refugee camp.

    Medical sources confirmed to Ma’an that Israeli forces fired dozens of live bullets inside one of the rooms of the house, where Naawla was present, in addition to a large amount of blood on the floor.

    Sources added that Israeli forces prevented the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) from reaching the area and transporting the body.

    The Israeli army took Naawla’s body before withdrawing from the area.

    Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces also detained four Palestinian youths from the same area.


    • Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kill Ashraf Na’alwa
      December 13, 2018 12:11 PM

      A squadron of Israeli military and police officers invaded Nablus at 1 am on Thursday, surrounded the house where a Palestinian suspected of killing two Israeli settlers, was believed to be hiding, and shot and killed the man, who was identified as Ashraf Waleed Suleiman Na’alwa , 23.

      Na’alwa was ‘wanted’ by Israeli forces for the killing of two Israeli colonial settlers two months ago.

      The soldiers shot and killed Ashraf with multiple rounds.

      According to Israeli sources, the location of Na’alwa was provided by several suspects after they were subjected to “harsh interrogation”, which is the euphemism that Israeli authorities use to describe torture.

  • Palestinian shot, killed by Israeli forces in Hebron
    Dec. 11, 2018 10:55 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 11, 2018 11:41 A.M.)

    HEBRON (Ma’an) — A Palestinian youth was shot and killed by Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, in the Ithna village in western Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent identified the youth as Omar Hassan al-Awawdeh , 27, from Ithna.

    Al-Awawdeh was shot and critically injured in his back by Israeli forces in the village, when he allegedly did not stop his vehicle for search, upon order by soldiers, according to the Israeli army.

    Israeli forces claimed that the youth attempted to run soldiers over.

    Medical sources at the al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron confirmed al-Awawdeh’s death later.

    Israeli news outlets reported that Israeli soldiers were escorting Israeli Civil Administration employees during activity in the village, when a Palestinian driver allegedly attempted to run them over with his vehicle.


  • In video - Palestinian shot, killed for alleged attack near Gush Etzion
    Nov. 26, 2018 12:47 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 26, 2018 4:23 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces killed a 32-year-old Palestinian paramedic, on Monday, near the Gush Etzion junction south of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, for allegedly carrying out a car-ramming attack.
    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) confirmed that Israeli forces shot and killed Ramzi Abu Yabes, 32, a resident from the Dheisheh refugee camp and father of two children, while he was on his way to the southern West Bank city of Hebron for work.

    The alleged car-ramming attack injured three Israeli soldiers near the Karmei Tzur settlement, south of the junction.

    Medical crews also confirmed that one of the three soldiers suffered moderate injuries, while the two others suffered minor injuries.
    Israeli forces held a PRCS ambulance that was transporting Ramzi’s body and took his body by force in an Israeli miliatry vehicle to an unknown location.


    • Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Near Hebron
      November 26, 2018 6:50 PM

      Mohammad Sami al-Ja’bari, the deputy-head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Hebron, told the Maan News Agency in a phone interview, that the PRCS received a call regarding a traffic accident near Beit Ummar, before the medics rushed to the scene.

      “After arriving there, the medics took the wounded Palestinian out of his car, and connected him to a cardiograph machine,” Al-Ja’bari said, “But the army stopped the ambulance, and took him away – we were not informed about any Israeli injuries until the soldiers asked us for neck braces.”

      The slain Palestinian is a father of two children, and was on his way to Hebron for work.

      It should be noted that Israeli forces frequently misclassify vehicle collisions between Palestinian and Israeli vehicles as ‘deliberate ramming attacks’, when many are likely accidents.

  • » Updated: “Palestinian Shot Dead Allegedly After Attempting To Stab A Soldier”
    IMEMC News - October 22, 2018 12:18 PM

    In Hebron Monday morning, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian, Moammar Arif Refa’ey al-Atrash , 42, who the army claimed had tried to carry out a stabbing attack on soldiers stationed near Ibrahimi Mosque, lightly wounding one soldier.

    According to the Israeli Army’s official statement, “An assailant attempted to stab a soldier adjacent to the Cave of the Patriarchs, (The Ibrahimi Mosque) lightly injuring him. The soldier and other forces at the scene, responded with live fire”.

    A Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance rushed to the scene, but the soldiers refused to allow the medics to approach the Palestinian.


  •  » Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures 90, In Gaza
    IMEMC News - September 24, 2018 11:46 PM

    Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, one Palestinian and injured 90 others, during a protest in northern Gaza, especially at the shore where many boats attempted to sail and challenge the ongoing Israeli siege on the coastal region.

    Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired a barrage of live fire, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets.

    The Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers killed Mohammad Fayez Salim Abu Sadeq, 21, and injured ninety other Palestinians, including ten who were shot with live fire.

    It added that the soldiers also fired a gas bomb directly at a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance, while trying to reach some of the wounded protesters.

    Furthermore, the soldiers shot Monser Sawwaf, a cameraman working of the Anadolu Turkish News Agency, with a gas bomb in his leg, while live rounds also struck his camera and equipment.

    It is worth mentioning that, using slingshots, Palestinian protesters managed to down an Israeli drone while firing gas bombs at them.

    The soldiers also fired many gas bombs and live rounds at the boats, trying to break the illegal siege on Gaza.


  • ’Israeli fire at Gaza border protests causing wounds not seen since 2014 war’

    Some 1,700 wounded within month ■ Doctors say wounds ’devastating,’ most will result in disabilities ■ WHO: Lack of medical equipment endangering wounded

    Amira Hass Apr 22, 2018

    The live-fire wounds suffered by more than 1,700 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip over the past month have been unusually severe, Palestinian and foreign doctors say.
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    Since the series of demonstrations known as the March of Return began on March 30, Israeli soldiers have killed 37 Palestinians and wounded about 5,000, of whom 36 percent were wounded by live bullets.

    Doctors at Gaza’s Shifa Hospital said they haven’t seen such severe wounds since Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in 2014. The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said its medical teams have given postoperative care to people “with devastating injuries of an unusual severity, which are extremely complex to treat. The injuries sustained by patients will leave most with serious, long-term physical disabilities.”
    Since April 1, MSF has given postoperative care to 500 people with bullet wounds, mostly in the lower extremities. Most were young men, but some were women or children.
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    “MSF medical teams note the injuries include an extreme level of destruction to bones and soft tissue, and large exit wounds that can be the size of a fist,” the group said in a report on April 19.
    It quoted Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, MSF’s head of mission in Palestine, as saying, “Half of the more than 500 patients we have admitted in our clinics have injuries where the bullet has literally destroyed tissue after having pulverized the bone. These patients will need to have very complex surgical operations and most of them will have disabilities for life.”
    The report concluded: “Apart from regular nursing care, patients will often need additional surgery, and undergo a very long process of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. A lot of patients will keep functional deficiencies for the rest of their life. Some patients may yet need amputation if not provided with sufficient care in Gaza and if they don’t manage to get the necessary authorization to be treated outside of the strip.”

    The London-based group Medical Aid for Palestinians echoed MSF’s findings. It quoted a Shifa surgeon as saying, “The bullets used are causing injuries local medics say they have not seen since 2014. The entrance wound is small. The exit wound is devastating, causing gross comminution of bone and destruction of soft tissue.”
    The group’s April 20 report also said that Gaza surgeons had performed 17 amputations – 13 legs and four arms. In addition, a boy shot by Israeli soldiers on April 17 had his left leg amputated in Ramallah. His parents said he was playing soccer near the Israel-Gaza border fence east of the Al-Bureij refugee camp.
    Both aid groups repeatedly used the same word to describe the bullet wounds – “destruction.”
    To cope with the flood of patients, both official and private medical institutions in Gaza have beefed up their presence near the demonstrations that are taking place along the Gaza-Israel border.
    The Palestinian Health Ministry set up five field clinics near the protests in order to stabilize patients before they reach the hospital. Each clinic has three beds plus several mattresses, and is staffed by up to 10 doctors and 15 nurses, plus volunteers.
    In addition, the Palestinian Red Crescent has set up five emergency treatment stations. MSF has brought in surgical teams that work alongside Gazan teams at the Shifa and Al-Aqsa hospitals.
    Yet the World Health Organization says the lack of medication and nonreusable medical supplies like bandages is undermining the ability to give patients proper care. The Palestinian Health Ministry urgently needs stocks of 75 essential drugs and 190 types of nonreusable medical supplies.
    The WHO also criticized Israel for harming medical personnel, saying 48 medical staffers have been wounded by Israeli fire while trying to evacuate the wounded. At least three were hit live bullets. In addition, 13 ambulances were hit by live bullets or tear gas grenades.
    Between March 30 and Thursday, 1,539 Gazans were wounded by live bullets and around 500 by sponge-tipped bullets, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Of the victims, 62.3 percent were hit in the lower body, 16 percent in the upper body, 8.2 percent in the head or neck, 4.8 percent in the stomach and four percent in the chest. In addition, 4.7 percent had multiple injuries.
    On Friday, the ministry said 729 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli bullets or riot-control equipment, of whom 305 required hospital treatment. Of the latter, 156 were hit by live bullets.
    Fifteen of the 305 hospitalized patients were women, it added, while 45 were children. Altogether, 500 minors have been wounded by Israeli fire since March 30.

  • » Army kills Two More Palestinians, Injures Ninety In Gaza”–
    IMEMC News - March 30, 2018 12:45 PM

    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRC) has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians in the ongoing processions across the Gaza Strip, and injured at least ninety others, including three who suffered serious wounds. Earlier Friday, the soldiers killed a farmer in Khan Younis.

    The PRC said the soldiers killed a young man, identified as Mohammad Kamel Najjar , 25, with a live fire, east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza.

    Mohammad was from Tal az-Za’tar area, in northern Gaza; eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live rounds directly targeting him.

    Furthermore, the soldiers killed Amin Mahmoud Moammar , 38, from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, also after shooting him with live fire.

    The PRC added that at least 54 Palestinians were shot with live fire, and dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • 1 Palestinian killed, dozens more injured with live ammunition during Israeli raid in Nablus
    Feb. 7, 2018 12:51 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 8, 2018 11:21 A.M.)

    NABLUS (Ma’an) — A young Palestinian man died on Tuesday night after succumbing to wounds he sustained earlier in the afternoon during clashes with Israeli forces in the al-Jabal a-Shamali area of Nablus City in the northern occupied West Bank.

    Head of the Al-Najah Governmental Hospital in Nablus told Ma’an that Khaled Walid Tayeh , 22, from Iraq al-Tayeh village near Nablus, died of a critical gunshot wound to the chest.

    Israeli forces had raided the al-Jabal al-Shamali as part of their manhunt for the Palestinian teen suspected of stabbing and killing an Israeli settler on Monday.

    Locals told Ma’an that forces surrounded a building in search of the suspect, 19-year-old Abd al-Karim Adel Assi, a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Israeli forces surrounded two houses in the area, one of the suspect’s family and another home allegedly belonging to Assi’s friends.

    During the raid, clashes erupted between Palestinian youth in the area and Israeli forces, who heavily fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at youth.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent said that 110 injuries were reported during the raid: 32 of them with live bullets, 26 with rubber-coated steel bullets, 51 with severe tear gas inhalation, and one youth who was run over by an Israeli military jeep.


    • Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01- 07 February 2018) | Palestinian Center for Human Rights

      Tuesday, 06 February 2018
      In Excessive use of lethal force, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in Nablus and wounded 19 others, including 5 children. Doctors in the city hospitals, where the wounded persons were referred, classified the injuries of 4 of them as serious.

      According to PCHR’s investigations and eyewitnesses’ accounts, at approximately 19:30 on Tuesday, 06 February 2018, Israeli forces moved into Nablus and stationed on “Baker” Street, and Khelat al-Eman in the Northern Mountain. They surrounded several houses belonging to al-‘Aasi Family to arrest Abdul Karim ‘Adel ‘Aasi (19), who is accused of killing the Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal near “Ariel” settlement, north of Salfit, on 05 February 2018. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian children and youngsters gathered to throw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli forces. Clashes continued until the early dawn. As a result, Khalid Walid Jamil Tayeh (22) was killed after being hit with a live bullet to the chest. He was transferred to An-Najah National University Hospital near the scene and then admitted to the Operation Room (OR). However, Doctors failed to save him and pronounced his death while he was under surgery. Moreover, and due to the clashes, 19 other civilians, including 5 children, were wounded. Ten of them were hit with live bullets, 8 civilians were hit with rubber bullets, and one civilian was hit with a tear gas canister to the face. Doctors in the city hospitals classified the injuries of 4 civilians as serious. Before withdrawing from the city, the Israeli forces arrested 7 civilians namely Abdul Rahman Sbaih al-Tubasi, Nayef Mahmoud al-Tubasi, Eyad Mohammed al-Tubasi, Bara’a Samir al-Tubasi, Yusuf Shalhoub, Hani Khalfah, and Karim Abu Salheh.

  • 25-year-old Palestinian succumbs to wounds days after being shot in head by Israeli forces
    July 27, 2017 10:27 P.M. (Updated: July 27, 2017 10:27 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — 25-year-old Muhammad Kanban succumbed to his wounds Thursday night, days after he was shot in the head by Israeli forces during clashes in his hometown of Hizma in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

    Kanaan had been in the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah in critical condition since he was shot on Monday.

    According to Ma’an documentation, Kanaan was the fifth Palestinian to have been shot and killed by Israelis in the past two weeks, all during clashes with Israeli forces that had erupted across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in response to Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the violent repression of a near two-week long Palestinian civil disobedience campaign.

    According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, approximately 1,090 Palestinians had been injured within 10 days of Israeli authorities installing metal detectors, turnstiles, and additional security cameras at Al-Aqsa following a deadly shooting attack at Al-Aqsa on July 14.


  • Jordan demands Israel turn over embassy guard over deadly shooting incident
    July 24, 2017 5:37 P.M. (Updated: July 24, 2017 5:43 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Jordanian government has reportedly issued a judicial order banning the Israeli security guard who was involved in a deadly shooting at the Israeli embassy in Jordan on Saturday night from leaving Jordan.

    Government sources told Ma’an that Jordan was demanding that Israeli authorities hand over the guard, who shot and killed two Jordanian carpenters in unclear circumstances, to Jordanian authorities for interrogation and legal procedures.

    Sources stressed that Jordan will “escalate diplomatic steps” if the guard was not turned in to Jordanian authorities.

    Israel has been refusing to allow Jordanian authorities to question the injured Israeli security guard, citing his immunity under the Vienna Convention, while all security personnel and diplomatic employees were confined to the embassy compound, according to reports.

    On Sunday, Haaretz reported that Israel had decided to immediately evacuate all Amman embassy staff, fearing that the incident would lead to riots and attempts to attack the embassy.

    On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Twitter that he had spoken twice with Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Eynat Schlein overnight Sunday, and with the security guard.

    “I gained the impression that she (Schlein) is managing matters there very well. I assured the security guard that we will bring him back to Israel,” Netanyahu said, adding that “I told them that we are holding ongoing contacts with security and government officials in Amman on all levels, to bring the incident to a close as soon as possible.”

    #Amman #Ambassade_israélienne
    #Jordanie #Ziv

    • Reports: Israeli, US officials travel to Jordan to discuss Al-Aqsa, embassy security guard
      July 24, 2017 10:15 P.M. (Updated: July 24, 2017 10:15 P.M.)

      BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli media reported on Monday evening that during a “dialogue” between Israeli and Jordanian authorities, Jordan “did not condition the release of an Israeli embassy security guard back to Israel on the removal of the metal detectors at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.”

      Israel’s Channel 10 reported that the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the dialogue went “well,” and that United States envoy Jason Greenblatt would be heading to Amman from Jerusalem, where he arrived earlier Monday, “to convince the King to end the crisis of the embassy guard.”

      Earlier Monday, Jordanian government sources told Ma’an that the Jordanian government issued a judicial order banning the Israeli security guard who was involved in a deadly shooting at the Israeli embassy in Jordan on Saturday night that left two Jordanians dead, from leaving Jordan.

      Government sources said that Jordan was demanding that Israeli authorities hand over the guard, who shot and killed two Jordanian carpenters in unclear circumstances, to Jordanian authorities for interrogation and legal procedures.

      Sources stressed that Jordan will “escalate diplomatic steps” if the guard was not turned in to Jordanian authorities.

      Israel has been refusing to allow Jordanian authorities to question the injured Israeli security guard, citing his immunity under the Vienna Convention, while all security personnel and diplomatic employees were confined to the embassy compound, according to reports.

      Prior to Channel 10’s report, Israeli media had reported that Netanyahu would be calling the Jordanian King to discuss the issue of the embassy security guard, as well as the ongoing crisis surrounding the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where tensions have continued to rise since Israel installed metal detectors and security cameras inside the compound following a deadly shoot out at the holy site on July 14.

      Israeli media had reported that chief of the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal intelligence agency, Nadav Argaman was sent to Jordan, and that Israel would be removing all metal detectors and replacing them with thermal cameras, a report that could not be verified by Ma’an (...)


    • Israel rules to replace contested Al-Aqsa metal detectors with ’smart’ surveillance
      July 25, 2017 11:03 A.M. (Updated: July 25, 2017 11:03 A.M.)

      BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli security cabinet decided during a meeting late on Monday night to remove metal detectors, which had recently been installed at the entrances of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, only to replace them with more advanced surveillance technology in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.

      Israeli authorities installed metal detectors, turnstiles, and additional security cameras in the compound following a deadly shooting attack at Al-Aqsa on July 14 — sparking protests from Palestinians, who said the move was the latest example of Israeli authorities using Israeli-Palestinian violence as a means of furthering control over important sites in the occupied Palestinian territory and normalizing repressive measures against Palestinians.

      In a statement, the security cabinet said it had “accepted the recommendation of all of the security bodies to incorporate security measures based on advanced technologies (“smart checks”) and other measures instead of metal detectors in order to ensure the security of visitors and worshipers in the Old City and on the Temple Mount” — using the Israeli term for the Al-Aqsa compound.

      Religious leaders in Jerusalem were scheduled to hold a meeting Tuesday to discuss the new Israeli plan, as Islamic endowment (Waqf) official Sheikh Raed Daana told Ma’an that both religious leaders and the Palestinians wouldn’t accept any changes to the status quo.

      “We won’t accept cameras or (metal) posts,” Daana said on Monday evening.

      The plan will reportedly take up to six months to implement, and cost an estimated 100 million shekels ($28 million).
      According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, at least 1,090 Palestinians had been injured since July 14 during demonstrations which were violently repressed by Israeli forces across the occupied Palestinian territory. According to Ma’an documentation, 11 Palestinians and five Israelis have been killed since July 14.

    • Israeli embassy staff, including guard who killed 2, leave Jordan amid investigation
      July 25, 2017 3:46 P.M. (Updated: July 25, 2017 7:54 P.M.)

      BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Staff members of the Israeli embassy to Jordan, including a security guard who killed two Jordanians, returned to Israel on Monday night after a day of tensions between the two countries over the deadly shootout.

      A Jordanian investigation into the shooting, in which Muhammad Zakariya al-Jawawdeh, 17 , and Bashar Hamarneh were killed, revealed that the deadly incident started off as a professional dispute, official Jordanian news agency Petra reported on Monday.

      According to Jordanian police, al-Jawawdeh had accompanied a relative delivering furniture to the security guard’s apartment in the Israeli compound in Amman, when an argument over alleged delays turned physical.

      Witnesses said that al-Jawawdeh attacked the Israeli security guard — whom Israeli media have referred to as Ziv — with a screwdriver, after which the Israeli shot at him and Hamarneh, the apartment building owner.

      Petra reported that the case had been referred to a prosecutor for further legal steps, as Jordan and Israel have sparred over whether the security guard should be handed over to Jordanian custody.

      Israel, meanwhile, has refused to allow Jordanian authorities to question the injured Israeli security guard, citing his immunity under the Vienna Conventions — a body of international law which Israel has been accused of regularly violating.

      Nadav Argaman, the director of Israel’s intelligence service, the Shin Bet, traveled to Jordan in an attempt to resolve the situation, whereas Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a phone call with Jordan’s King Abdullah over the case.

      The Israeli security guard thanked Netanyahu for helping him leave Jordan without facing interrogation or criminal charges.

      "I know an entire country stands behind us. You told me yesterday I’d return home, and you calmed me down, and then it happened. I thank you wholeheartedly,” Israeli news outlet Ynet quoted him as saying.

      Despite reports that Israeli authorities would remove metal detectors at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem in exchange for securing the return of the security guard, Netanyahu denied that such an agreement had taken place.


    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017

      From the funeral of Muhammad Jawawdeh, 16, who was shot by an Israeli embassy terrorist in Amman

      It says “death to Israel”.
      Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 8:38 AM

      Tuesday, July 25, 2017
      Netanyahu warmly welcomes the terrorist who shot a 16-year old Jordanian

      When will they stop teaching and practicing hate? Who will change their curricula?
      Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 11:17 AM

    • Investigation into Israeli embassy shooting completed

      Amman, July 24 (Petra) — The Public Security Department (PSD), said Monday evening that the investigation launched into a shooting incident inside the Israeli embassy compound in Amman on Sunday was completed.

      A statement released by the PSD said the investigation was completed after collecting information from the crime scene and listening to a number of eyewitnesses, who were present at the scene.

      A PSD special investigation team has found that there was a prior agreement between people working in carpentry to supply bedroom furniture for an apartment rented by an Israeli embassy employee, the statement indicated, adding that two people came to furnish the bedroom of the Israeli employee’s apartment inside the compound.

      During the process, a dispute has erupted between one of the carpenters, who was the furniture shop owner’s son, and the Israeli diplomat. The two had a verbal argument as the Israeli diplomat claimed that there was a delay in completing the agreed upon work on time.

      The altercation escalated to physical confrontation where the carpenter attacked and injured the Israeli diplomat who in turn shot the carpenter and the apartment’s owner, who and the building’s doorman were present at the scene, the statement added, citing the testimony given by the other person who came with the carpenter.

      The team also listened to the doorman’s testimony, who corroborated the story as mentioned in the investigation.

      Then case has been referred to the competent prosecutor for further legal action.

      //Petra// AF

      25/7/2017 - 12:00:24 AM

  • Ministry: Palestinian teen killed by exploded landmine left over by Israeli army
    July 23, 2017 11:01 A.M. (Updated: July 23, 2017 11:01 A.M.)

    TUBAS (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that a 17-year-old Palestinian was killed Saturday night, after an old landmine left over by the Israeli army exploded in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tubas.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent had evacuated Odai Aziz Khalil Nawajaa to the Turkish Hospital in Tubas suffering from critical injuries as a result of the explosion, and he was later declared dead in the hospital.


  • Palestinian shot dead in al-Eizariya as clashes erupt in Jerusalem, West Bank
    July 22, 2017 9:09 P.M. (Updated: July 22, 2017 10:41 P.M.)

    Yousif Kashur

    JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — A day after widespread violence in the occupied Palestinian territory left three Palestinians killed, hundreds of others injured, as well as three Israeli settlers killed by a Palestinian, clashes continued in certain areas in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, leaving one Palestinian shot dead by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded.

    Israeli forces shot at least two Palestinians with live bullets, critically injuring one, in the town of al-Eizariya in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem during clashes there Saturday evening, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Red Crescent told Ma’an.

    The seriously wounded Palestinian succumbed to his wounds a short time later, the Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed in a statement.

    He was first evacuated to a hospital in Jericho with shrapnel wounds all over his body in a serious condition, and later taken to the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah were he was declared dead, according to the statement.

    The Popular Resistance Committees identified the victim as 24-year-old Yousif Kashur from the town of Abu Dis just north of al-Eizariya.
    Locals also reported clashes in Abu Dis, where resident of the town, 17-year-old Muhammad Lafi , was shot dead by Israeli forces during protests on Friday.

    Witnesses said Israeli troops stormed the town and used tear gas canisters, stun grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse young Palestinian men who gathered in the town’s center and around al-Quds University.

    An Israeli army spokesperson said she was aware of reports of clashes in Abu Dis and al-Eizariya, but was unaware of any casualties there. She said however that “someone was building an explosive device in his home Abu Dis” and that the explosive went off accidentally, but could not provide further details.


  • Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian shot dead after alleged vehicular attack
    July 18, 2017 7:39 P.M. (Updated: July 18, 2017 10:50 P.M.)

    HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided the family home of 29-year-old Rafat Hirbawi — who was shot dead by Israeli forces earlier on Tuesday after allegedly carrying out a vehicular attack — in Hebron city in the southern occupied West Bank.

    Hirbawi was killed after allegedly carrying out a vehicular attack at the entrance of Beit Einun north of Hebron. Two Israeli soldiers were lightly injured during the incident.

    Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces surrounded and raided the home, and interrogated Hirbawi’s brother.

    Following actual or alleged attacks on Israelis, Israeli authorities routinely target family members of the Palestinian assailants, often times revoking their Israeli permits, detaining them, and punitively demolishing their homes.

    Israeli soldiers and officers prevented journalists and locals from taking pictures or videos of the raid. Israeli forces also confiscated the mobile phone of Ma’an reporter Duaa al-Atrash as she was attempting to cover the incident, and removed all videos she had recorded before handing it back.

    An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the raid, telling Ma’an that the “assailant’s home was raided following the attack,” but did not provide further details.

    Hirwbawi, a resident of Ramallah city, was married and a father of two children. He was working as a food supplies distributor before being killed in the alleged attack.

    According to Ma’an documentation, 45 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year — eight of whom were killed in the past seven days alone.

    Palestinian killed after alleged vehicular attack in southern West Bank
    July 18, 2017 2:36 P.M. (Updated: July 18, 2017 9:47 P.M.)
    (...) Palestinian security sources identified the slain

    Palestinian as 29-year-old Rafaat Nathmi Shukri Hirbawi from Hebron City.

    Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers opened fire at a Mazda car with Palestinian license plates, in which two people were riding. The Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an, however, that they were only aware of one person in the vehicle.

    Immediately after shooting at the vehicle, large numbers of Israeli troops arrived at the scene and closed off the road to traffic, the eyewitnesses said, adding that the soldiers denied a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance access to the wounded Palestinian. (...)


  • Palestinian youth killed during Israeli raid in al-Duheisha refugee camp
    July 14, 2017 9:26 A.M. (Updated: July 14, 2017 11:55 A.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An 18-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces during a detention raid in the al-Duheisha refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem on Friday morning.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent told Ma’an that the teenager succumbed in the hospital to wounds sustained in his upper body, after Israeli forces raided the refugee camp seeking to detain two residents.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain youth as Baraa Hamamda.

    Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces detained Muhammad Ubeid and Muath Abu Nassar during the raid, adding that they then fired live bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades at al-Duheisha residents.

    An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that during a detention raid in al-Duheisha, Palestinians threw “explosive devices and blocks” at Israeli forces, who fired towards the youth.

    They added that the army was “examining... reports of a casualty.”

    Despite stating that the army had raided al-Duheisha to carry out detentions, the spokesperson said they did not have information about the two detentions in the refugee camp, and said that they would look into the reports.


  • Israeli forces shoot, kill 2 young Palestinians during raid in Jenin refugee camp
    July 12, 2017 10:17 A.M. (Updated: July 12, 2017 10:32 A.M.)

    JENIN (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and killed two young Palestinians — one 17-year-old and one 20-year-old — and injured at least two others after a violent military raid into Jenin refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank erupted into clashes early Wednesday morning.

    An Israeli army spokesperson said that during an “operation” in the camp, a Palestinian gunman opened fire at Israeli forces, and other locals threw Molotov cocktails, which prompted Israeli fires to open fire toward the "attackers.”

    No casualties were reported among the heavily armed and armored Israeli forces.

    According to the Israeli army, no one was detained during the raid.

    The spokesperson did not acknowledge the deaths of the two Palestinians, and said reports of casualties were under investigation.

    Medical sources at Khalil Suliman governmental hospital said that 17-year-old Aws Muhammad Youssif Salamah died later in the hospital after succumbing to a gunshot wound.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent told Ma’an that 20-year-old Saad Nasser Hassan Abd al-Fattah Salah was shot and killed by Israeli forces at the scene of the clashes. He reportedly sustained bullets to his head and chest.

    Local sources highlighted Salah was survived by three brothers — one of whom, Youssif, is currently imprisoned in an Israeli jails — and that their father was permanently disabled after being shot by Israeli forces some time in the past.


    • Deux Palestiniens tués par l’armée israélienne (sources palestiniennes)
      AFP / 12 juillet 2017 07h20

      Jénine (Territoires palestiniens) - Deux Palestiniens ont été tués mercredi par des balles tirées par l’armée israélienne lors d’affrontements dans le camp de réfugiés de Jénine dans le nord de la Cisjordanie occupée, selon des sources palestiniennes.

      Un Palestinien a été tué sur le coup et un autre grièvement blessé a succombé. Un troisième a été touché à la jambe, ont précisé ces sources médicales et de sécurité sans fournir dans l’immédiat des précisions sur ces affrontements.

      L’armée israélienne a déclaré que des soldats avaient ouvert le feu sur des « assaillants palestiniens armés qui ont tiré et lancé des engins explosifs » sur les soldats opérant dans le camp. Aucun soldat n’a été blessé, a-t-elle ajouté.

    • Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06– 12 July 2017)

      Wednesday, 12 July 2017

      In new crime of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed two Palestinian civilians and wounded a third one in Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. The Israeli forces claimed that the soldiers opened fire at “two attackers” after “Palestinian armed persons opened fire at them and threw explosive devices at the forces stationed in the camp”. However, PCHR’s investigations and eyewitnesses refute the Israeli narrative. PCHR strongly condemns this new crime. PCHR hereby stresses this crime was committed after the Israeli political and military leaders gave the Israeli soldiers the green light to shed the Palestinian blood in light of the international community’s policy to tolerate Israel for crimes committed by the Israeli soldiers against Palestinian civilians. According to PCHR’s investigations and eyewitnesses’ testimonies, at approximately 02:00 on Wednesday, 12 July 2017, Israeli forces backed by military vehicles and dozens of infantry soldiers moved into Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. They stationed in the center of the camp and then stepped out of their vehicles. They surrounded several houses to raid them and arrest some of its residents. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian young men and children gathered and threw stones at the soldiers, who heavily opened fire at the stone-throwers. As a result, ‘Oday Nizar Abu Na’asah (19) sustained a live bullet wound to the leg. At approximately 04:00, the Israeli forces withdrew while 2 military jeeps stationed at the western entrance to the camp. In the meantime, a motorbike driven to the western side of the camp was traveled by Sa’ed Naser ‘Abdel Fattah Salah (20) from the eastern neighborhood in Jenin, and Aws Mohammed Yousif Salamah (17), from Jenin refugee camp. When the jeeps moved the motorbike moved behind them, so the Israeli soldiers opened fire at them from a distance of 4 meters. As a result, Sa’ed was wounded and fell on the ground and Aws was also wounded and walked for 50 meters away from the motorbike before he fell on the ground. The wounded civilians were transferred to Martyr Dr. Khalil Soliman Governmental Hospital in Jenin. Medical sources said that Sa’ed arrived dead at the hospital and doctors there tried for hours to save Aws’s life, but he died succumbing to his serious wounds. Medical sources mentioned that Sa’ed was hit with two bullets to the head and left side of the chest while Aws was hit with a bullet that entered his abdomen and exited the chest. An eyewitness said that he saw 3 Israeli soldiers surrounding Sa’ed and trying to move him. Then a sound of gunshot was heard from the place.

  • Palestinian shot dead after carrying out alleged vehicular attack on Israeli soldiers
    July 10, 2017 12:55 P.M. (Updated: July 10, 2017 4:06 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian was shot and killed after he carried out an alleged vehicular attack on Israeli soldiers, lightly injuring one, at a junction near the village of Tuqu and the illegal Israeli settlement Maale Amos in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem.

    An Israeli army spokesperson claimed that the alleged assailant rammed his car at Israeli forces stationed at the junction, leaving one Israeli soldier lightly wounded. The driver then allegedly exited his vehicle armed with a knife and attempted to stab the soldier, when another soldier fatally shot the Palestinian.

    Israel’s emergency medical service Magen David Adom said it evacuated the 20-year-old Israeli soldier in a moderate condition to Israel’s Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem for treatment, while the Palestinian driver was “neutralized” and treated by the Israeli army at the scene before being declared dead.

    An eyewitness told Ma’an that he saw the Palestinian, who was wearing a red shirt, lying motionless on the ground, and claimed that he saw two wounded Israeli soldiers — one suffering from a serious injury and unable to move, and another with a minor injury. However, the Israeli army spokespersonsaid just one soldier had been wounded.

    Another witness said that an Israeli ambulance later evacuated the body, after Israeli forces preventing Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances from approaching the scene.

    Locals sources in Tuqu identified the slain man to Ma’an as 24-year-old Muhammad Ibrahim Jibril , from Tuqu. Palestinian security sources had said he was 25, while other local media outlets said he was 23.


    • Funeral held in Bethlehem for Palestinian shot to death by Israeli forces
      July 11, 2017 9:14 P.M. (Updated: July 11, 2017 9:14 P.M.)

      BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Thousands of Palestinians marched in the funeral of slain Palestinian Muhammad Ibrahim Jibril in the village of Tuqu in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem on Tuesday, after the 24-year-old was shot to death by Israeli forces on Monday after allegedly committing an vehicular attack against Israeli soldiers.

      The funeral procession set off from the Beit Jala Governmental Hospital, as mourners waved Palestinian flags and condemned the killing of Jibril, while demanding accountability for his death.

      Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli authorities had decided to return Jibril’s body after raiding the village and warning locals that the body would only be returned if the town “remained quiet.”

    • Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06– 12 July 2017)

      In a new crime of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian from Taqou’ village, east of Bethlehem. They claimed that he attempted to carry out a run-over and stab attack against Israeli soldiers, who were present in the bypass street (60) near Taqou’ settlement.

      According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 12:47 on the same day, Israeli forces opened fire at Mohammed Ibrahim Jabrin (23) from Taqou’ village, east of Bethlehem. They claimed that Mohammed attempted to carry out stab and run-over attack against Israeli soldiers, who were present in Street (60) near “Taqou” settlement, south of the city. As a result, Mohammed sustained several live bullet wounds and died immediately. Following that, the spokesperson of the Israeli forces said in a statement: “A run-over attack happened near Taqou’ village, causing the injury of an Israeli soldier with minor wounds. The attacker stepped out of the car and attempted to stab soldiers, so he was shot dead.” Jabrin family refused the Israeli claims regarding their son’s attempt to carry out a stab attack. They instead considered what happened as a car accident. They added that the Israeli soldiers immediately opened fire at Mohammed. PCHR’s investigations in previous shooting incidents show that the Israeli forces used to open fire against Palestinian civilians once they have suspicions on their attempt to carry out run-over attacks against their soldiers. On the same day evening, 17 military jeeps moved into Taqou’ village and surrounded Jabrin house. A number of the soldiers raided and searched the house. They then interrogated dozens of civilians in the village before they withdrew on Tuesday dawn, 11 July 2017.

  • Palestinian motorcyclist dies, reportedly after being run over by Israeli settler

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A 37-year-old Palestinian man was killed early Friday morning, reportedly after being run-over by an Israeli settler west of Bethlehem city in the southern occupied West Bank

    Locals later identified the victim as Omar Ahmad Issa from the Bethlehem-area town of al-Khader, with Palestinian security sources saying he was run over at around 4 a.m. while riding his motorcycle near the “tunnels” checkpoint on Route 60 west of Bethlehem that leads to occupied East Jerusalem. Sources said that Issa sold coffee and tea on Route 60 for a living.

    In a statement, Israeli police spokesperson Luba Samri described the incident as a “road accident” between a private vehicle and a Palestinian motorbike, in which Issa was critically injured and pronounced dead at the hospital. She said Issa was 33 years old and from Beit Sahour, not al-Khader.

    Sources at the Palestinian Red Crescent told Ma’an that “he was believed to be run over by an Israeli settler,” though the reports could not be confirmed.

    Some reports in local media said that Red Crescent ambulances had refused to receive Issa’s body after arriving to the scene, because they were unclear on the circumstances surrounding the incident and would not be able to inform the family the cause of death.

    As a result, Issa’s remains were evacuated by Israel’s emergency medical services Magen David Adom to Israel’s Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Local sources said that the hospital requested an autopsy of Issa, but his family refused.


  • 3 Palestinians dead, 1 injured as Israeli officer killed in Jerusalem stabbing
    June 16, 2017 8:06 P.M. (Updated: June 17, 2017 11:40 A.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli police reported on Friday evening that an attack took place outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, saying that one Israeli police officer was critically injured and later succumbed to her wounds, while the three attackers — who police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld referred to as “Arab terrorists” — were shot dead.

    Israeli news daily Haaretz reported all three Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli police at the scene. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said that the Israeli police officer, a 23-year old woman named Hadas Malka, succumbed to her wounds after being stabbed by one of the attackers, while a number of others were injured in the attack.

    According to Rosenfeld, the attackers used knives and an automatic weapon. Israeli news outlet Ynet reported that the three Palestinians had carried out simultaneous stabbing and shooting attacks in two different areas near Damascus Gate.

    Al-Samri said two of the Palestinians, aged 18 and 19, were from the Ramallah-area villages of Deir Abu Mashal and Shuqba in the central occupied West Bank, and the third was a 30-year-old resident of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. However, reports later emerged that the three Palestinian attackers were all from the village of Deir Abu Mashal in Ramallah, while the Palestinian from Hebron was a bystander who was injured during the incident and taken to a hospital for treatment.

    Rosenfeld reported that following the attack, police units implemented heightened security measures in the area — which had already seen an increased police presence earlier in the day for the third Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, as thousands of Palestinians from across Israel and the occupied West Bank travelled to Jerusalem to perform prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque.

    • Israel rescinds permits, puts Ramallah-area village on lockdown following deadly attack
      June 17, 2017 11:36 A.M. (Updated: June 17, 2017 11:40 A.M.)

      (...) Israeli forces put Ramallah-area village under lockdown and prepare for punitive demolitions

      Shortly after the attack on Friday night, Israeli forces surrounded Deir Abu Mashal village, northwest of Ramallah city, where the three Palestinian attackers originated, according to Palestinian sources.

      The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain attackers as Adel Hasan Ahmad Ankoush ,18, Baraa Ibrahim Salih Taha , 18, and Osama Ahmad Dahdouh , 19.

      Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces set up military checkpoints in the village and prevented residents from leaving or entering the area.

      The mayor of Deir Abu Mashal Imad Zahran told Ma’an on Saturday that Israeli forces raided the homes of the three Palestinian youths and took measurements, while Israeli soldiers informed the families that their homes would be demolished soon — an Israeli policy used against family members of Palestinian attacks, which rights groups have deemed a form of “collective punishment.”

      Israeli news daily Haaretz reported that Israel would also revoke Israeli permits for the extended families of the Palestinian attackers.

      Zahran confirmed that “fierce clashes” broke out in the village during the raid, adding that two Palestinians were shot with live ammunition in the legs and another Palestinian was struck with a live bullet. Dozens of Palestinians, he added, suffered from tear gas inhalation during the clashes.
      Palestinians injured and detained following the attack

      As reports continue emerge regarding the deadly attack, Palestinians told Ma’an that a number of bystanders were injured and detained by Israeli forces following the attack.

      Several Palestinians were injured by shrapnel from bullets shot by Israeli forces, who witnesses said shot “haphazardly” in every direction during the attack. Among the injured was a young man from Jerusalem who was shot in the spine and kidney, according to witnesses.

      The Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance service told Ma’an that its teams had treated one person who was injured by shrapnel in the foot and three others who suffered from tear gas inhalation after Israeli forces fired tear gas into the crowds.

      Meanwhile, witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces and police officers had detained at least six young men following the incident and “assaulted” Palestinian bystanders.

      Israeli forces had detained three Palestinian bystanders near Herod’s Gate in the Old City after allegedly assaulting them, according to witnesses. Israeli forces also fired stun grenades to disperse bystanders and passersby who were exiting through the gate after finishing prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

      Three other Palestinian bystanders were detained in Musrara neighborhood and on Nablus street in East Jerusalem where Israeli forces had also fired stun grenades at Palestinians in the area.

      Meanwhile, all shop owners in Musrara and Sultan Solomon streets near the site of the attack were forced to close their shops following the incident.

      According to witnesses, Israeli forces also stormed the al-Maqasid hospital at the Mount of Olives reportedly in search of a young Palestinian man who was shot in the Damascus Gate area. Witnesses added that Israeli forces were deployed outside the hospital and were inspecting vehicles.


  • 16-year-old Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing attempt at Bethlehem-area checkpoint
    May 22, 2017 5:06 P.M. (Updated: May 22, 2017 10:08 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A 16-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli border police at Israel’s “Container checkpoint” northeast of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank on Monday, after the teen allegedly attempted to stab Israeli forces stationed at the checkpoint.

    Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an that a Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli border police at the checkpoint, at which time forces “responded to the threat” and shot the boy.

    Rosenfeld did not immediately confirm that the Palestinian was killed, though eyewitnesses told Ma’an that the boy was dead. Israeli news website Ynet also reported that the Palestinian had been killed.

    Rosenfeld added that no Israeli forces were injured in the alleged attack.

    Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samari identified the alleged attacker, who she said was “neutralized,” as a 16-year-old from Bethlehem.

    According to al-Samri, the boy approached Israeli forces holding a knife in his hand, and “after a short dispute, an Israeli soldier was able to open fire at the suspect who was neutralized and the knife in his possession was seized.”

    A spokesperson from the Palestinian Red Crescent told Ma’an that Israeli forces prevented the service’s ambulances from reaching the boy, who witnesses say was covered with a blanket by Israeli forces.


    • Officials identify Palestinian teen killed at Bethlehem-area checkpoint
      May 23, 2017 11:02 A.M. (Updated: May 23, 2017 1:33 P.M.)

      The Palestinian Civil Liaison said the boy as 15-year-old Raed Ahmad Radayda , a resident of the village of al-Ubeidiya in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem.

      Radayda, who was previously reported to be 16 years old, was shot and killed by Israeli border police as he allegedly approached the Israeli Container checkpoint northeast of Bethlehem while holding a knife on Monday afternoon.

      No Israelis were injured in the alleged attack.

  • Palestinian killed by Israeli forces after hitting 1 with his car at settlement bus stop
    April 19, 2017 4:53 P.M. (Updated: April 20, 2017 12:54 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces at a junction near the illegal Israeli settlement of Gush Etzion in the southern occupied West Bank on Wednesday afternoon.

    An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that a Palestinian vehicle hit a bus stop at the junction, injuring an Israeli civilian, adding that Israeli forces in the area shot at the driver, who they described as an “assailant.”

    However, photographs of the scene published by Israeli media showed that the Palestinian vehicle had seemingly collided with the back of a bus.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed later in the afternoon that the Palestinian succumbed to wounds sustained when he was shot by soldiers at the scene, identifying him as Suhaib Moussa Mashour Mashahra, 21, from the Jerusalem-district village of al-Sawahira.

    Official Palestinian news agency Wafa quoted Palestinian Red Crescent emergency services head Muhammad Awwad as saying that Israeli forces prevented Palestinian medics from reaching Mashahra and treating him, while the army spokesperson told Ma’an that the Palestinian had been treated by army medics on the scene and evacuated to an unspecified hospital. (...)


    • Wednesday, 19 April 2017

      In a new crime of using lethal force, Israeli forces killed civilian Suheib Mashahrah (21), from al-Sheikh Sa’ad village, south east of East Jerusalem. The soldiers opened fire at a car driven by the abovementioned civilian at the intersection of “Kfar Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem, after his car hit an Israeli bus from the back. They claimed that Mashahrah attempted to carry out a run-over attack against a number of settlers, but the photos that were published on the accident showed it was a normal car accident. According to preliminary information about the crime, at approximately 16:00 on the same day, Suheib Mousa Mashhour Mashahrah (21) was returning from Hebron to his house in al-Sheikh Sa’ad village, southeast of East Jerusalem. When he turned around the intersection of the abovementioned settlement, his car hit an Israeli bus from the back as a group of settlers were waiting at the bus station. The Israeli soldiers, who were in the area, opened fire at the windshield and side glass of the car. As a result, the abovementioned civilian sustained several live bullets wounds throughout his body. He was then transferred by an Israeli ambulance to “Shaare Zedek” Medical Center in West Jerusalem, but he died upon arrival. The Israeli media said that a 60year-old Israeli civilian was wounded after he a Palestinian young man ran over him. He was transferred to “Shaare Zedek” Medical Center to receive medical treatment as his injury was classified as minor. The Israeli media also said that the soldiers opened fire at the car driver to neutralize him. However, the photos published showed that the car hit the bus from the back, but the car was badly damaged from the front, indicating that it was a normal accident and the driver has no intention to carry out a run-over attack.

  • Palestinian woman shot, killed after alleged attempted stabbing in East Jerusalem
    March 29, 2017 4:20 P.M. (Updated: March 29, 2017 7:51 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack, Israeli police said.

    Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri initially said in a statement that the woman attempted to stab police officers at the Old City’s Damascus Gate, only to be “neutralized” by the Israeli forces — a term commonly used by Israeli officials to indicate that an alleged attacker has either been wounded or killed.

    Moments later, the spokeswoman confirmed that the Palestinian woman had been killed. Al-Samri added that no Israeli officers had been injured in the altercation.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain Palestinian woman as 49-year-old Siham Ratib Nimr , from East Jerusalem. Al-Samri specified that Nimr was from the northern East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras Khamis, which is cut off from the rest of the city by Israel’s illegal separation wall.

    Witness told Ma’an that the Nimr was walking with her daughter in the entrance to Damascus Gate, and that an altercation occurred once they came close to Israeli police officers.

    The witnesses said that an Israeli border police officer shot Nimr at point-blank range in the chest and lower extremities, and that Israeli police forcibly prevented an Israeli paramedic from approaching the woman, “leaving her to bleed to death.”

    The eyewitnesses added that Israeli forces then completely sealed off the area, preventing Palestinians from using the entrance to the Old City.

    Israeli forces reportedly also assaulted young Palestinian men who were in the area.


    • Jérusalem : une Palestinienne auteur d’une tentative d’attaque aux ciseaux tuée (police)
      AFP / 29 mars 2017 17h48

      Le corps d’une assaillante palestinienne est évacué, le 29 mars 2017 devant la porte de Damas, à l’entrée de la vieille ville de Jérusalem-Est / © AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA
      Jérusalem - Une Palestinienne, qui avait tenté d’attaquer mercredi des policiers israéliens avec une paire de ciseaux, a été tuée par balles à une entrée de la vieille ville de Jérusalem-Est, selon une nouvelle version de la police.

      Dans un premier temps, une porte-parole de la police avait affirmé que cette Palestinienne avait brandi un couteau.

      Selon la police, cette femme, qui sortait de la vieille ville de Jérusalem par la porte de Damas, s’est approchée de policiers et a sorti une paire de ciseaux. Les policiers ont alors ouvert le feu dans sa direction, a ajouté la porte-parole.

      Aucun policier n’a été blessé, selon elle.

      Selon le ministère palestinien de la Santé, la Palestinienne tuée s’appelait Siham Nimr . Agée de 49 ans, elle était résidente du camp de réfugiés de Shouafat à Jérusalem-Est, occupée et annexée.

      Des médias palestiniens ont précisé qu’elle était la mère de Mustafa Nimr, un Palestinien de 27 ans tué par la police israélienne en septembre dernier à Shouafat.

      Dans un premier temps, la police l’avait présenté comme l’auteur d’une agression avant de reconnaître qu’il s’agissait d’une erreur.

    • Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 March 2017)
      March 30, 2017

      (...) In a new crime of wilful killings, on 29 March 2017, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian identified as Siham Rateb Nemer (49) after opening fire at her when she was entering the Damascus Gate (Bab al-‘Amoud) in occupied Jerusalem. Israeli forces claimed as usual that the abovementioned woman attempted to stab an Israeli soldier. However, PCHR’s investigations refuted those claims. It should be mentioned that Siham is the mother of Mustafa Nemer, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on 05 September 2016 when he was driving a car along with his relative on ‘Anata Street in Sho’afat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. As a result, he was killed and his relative was wounded.(...)

    • B’Tselem: Killing of Palestinian woman in Jerusalem ’unjustified’
      April 4, 2017 6:43 P.M. (Updated: April 4, 2017 6:53 P.M.)

      BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem released a report on Tuesday, condemning Israeli forces for the “unjustified” killing of a Palestinian woman in Jerusalem last week.

      Israeli police said at the time that 49-year-old Siham Nimr attempted to stab police officers with a pair of scissors at the Damascus Gate entrance to occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, only to be “neutralized” by the Israeli border police — a term commonly used by Israeli officials to indicate that an alleged attacker has either been wounded or killed. No Israeli officers were injured in the altercation.

      It was later revealed that the slain woman was the mother of 27-year-old Mustafa Nimr, who was killed by Israeli forces in September during a night raid in occupied East Jerusalem’s Shufat refugee camp.

      According to B’Tselem, after Siham approached a metal police barrier near Damascus Gate, brandishing a pair of scissors, border police officers standing on the other side of the barrier shot and killed her. Included in their report was a picture from a security camera in the area, released by Israeli police, purporting to show Siham holding up the scissors while standing behind the police barrier.(...)

    • Palestinian woman killed by Israeli forces in March is laid to rest in Anata
      April 27, 2017 2:02 P.M. (Updated: April 27, 2017 2:36 P.M.)

      JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Dozens of Palestinians took part on Wednesday night in the funeral of Siham Ratib Nimr, a Palestinian woman who was killed by Israeli forces last month after attempting to carry out a stabbing attack in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.

      Nimr, a 49-year-old resident of the northern East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras Khamis, was killed by Israeli police on March 29 after she attempted to stab police officers with a pair of scissors at the Old City’s Damascus Gate. No Israelis were injured in the case.

      Nimr was the mother of Mustafa Nimr, a 27-year-old Palestinian who was killed by Israeli forces “by mistake” in September during a night raid in the Jerusalem-area Shufaat refugee camp.

      Palestinian Red Crescent staff said that they received Nimr’s body at a military base near the village of Anata in the Jerusalem district of the occupied West Bank, before taking her remains to Shufaat refugee camp, her hometown.

  • 1 Palestinian teen killed, 3 critically injured after Israeli forces open fire on vehicle
    March 23, 2017 9:15 P.M. (Updated: March 25, 2017 3:37 P.M.)

    Muhammad Mahmoud Ibrahim al-Hattab

    RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A Palestinian youth was killed and three others were critically injured Thursday evening after Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian vehicle near the al-Jalazun refugee camp north of Ramallah city in the central occupied West Bank.

    Ambulances of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society transferred the four youths, all residents of al-Jalazun camp, to the Ramallah Government Hospital, where one was pronounced dead.

    Ma’an previously reported based on reports from medical officials at the hospital that a second teen succumbed to his wounds, though the ministry later clarified that while three were still undergoing surgery, only one teen had been pronounced dead. .

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified one of the slain Palestinians as 17-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Ibrahim al-Hattab , who was shot in the chest and shoulder.

    The ministry identified the three injured as 18-year-old Jassem Muhammed Nakhla, who was shot in the head and foot, 18-year-old Muhammad Hattab, who was shot in the abdomen, and 18-year-old Muhammed Musa Nakhla, who was shot in the foot and shoulder. The three remained in critical condition.

    Local sources told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers fired heavily at the the vehicle while the teens were inside, from military tower near the entrance of the camp.

    An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that “three suspects exited a vehicle adjacent to the community of Beit El,” referring to the illegal Israeli settlement adjacent to al-Jalazun, “where the suspects threw firebombs at the community. In response to the threat Israeli forces in the area fired towards the suspects, and several hits were confirmed. The suspects then fled the scene.”


    • Palestinians in Bilin protest against Israel’s occupation, ’cold blooded killing’ of teenager
      March 24, 2017 6:09 P.M. (Updated: March 24, 2017 6:09 P.M.)

      RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinians from the central occupied West Bank Ramallah-area village of Bilin set out on their weekly march Friday, in protest of Israeli settlement expansion and the construction of the Israeli separation wall on the village’s lands. Marchers also protested against the killing of 17-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Ibrahim al-Hattab , who was shot and killed by Israeli forces Thursday night.

      Bilin locals and foreign peace activists held Palestinian flags and marched through the village’s streets, chanting slogans and songs that called for national unity, resistance, releasing Palestinian prisoners, and other issues related to the Palestinian cause.

      Media coordinator of the popular committee against wall and settlements Ratib Abu Rahma said that Israeli soldiers took pictures of protesters who threw rocks at the separation wall and Israeli military vehicles in the area.

      Abu Rahma highlighted that the march — which Bilin residents have staged every Friday for 12 years — was also held to condemn the “cold blooded killing” of al-Hattab, and the critical injury of three other teens, when Israeli forces opened fire on their vehicle under contested circumstances Thursday night.

      A German delegation also visited the village and participated in the march to express solidarity with Palestinian people.

  • 15-year-old Palestinian killed, 2 injured by Israeli shelling in Rafah
    March 22, 2017 9:50 A.M. (Updated: March 22, 2017 11:21 A.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — An 15-year-old Palestinian was killed and two other Palestinians were injured by Israeli shelling in eastern Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip before dawn on Wednesday.

    Locals told Ma’an that Israeli drones were also flying overhead as the sound of gunshots and explosions were heard.

    Spokesperson for Gaza’s Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said in a statement that Youssef Shaaban Abu Athra , 15, was killed while two others sustained multiple injuries from shrapnel as a result of the artillery fire. He was initially reported to be 18-years-old.

    The two injured were taken to the Abu Youssef Najjar Hospital in Rafah for treatment. Their identities and their medical conditions remained unknown.

    An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that Israel forces had “detected three suspects” near Israel’s military border fence in southern Gaza, and that Israeli forces responded by “firing with a tank toward the suspect,” adding that “one hit was confirmed.”

    However the spokesperson did not explicitly acknowledge that someone had been killed or elaborate on what had been suspicious about their behavior.

    According to Israel news site Ynet, the Israeli army was investigating whether the three Palestinians “were trying to plant an explosive device.”

    In a separate incident in southern Gaza on Wednesday morning, witnesses told Ma’an that four Israeli bulldozers raided the town of al-Qarrara in northern part of Khan Yunis, escorted by several Israeli military vehicles deployed inside the Gaza’s borders.

    Witnesses said that Israeli soldiers indiscriminately opened fire at Palestinian farmers tending to their lands there, however no injuries were reported.


    • In Excessive Use of Lethal Force, Israeli forces Kill Child and Wound Young Man in Southern Gaza Strip
      March 22, 2017

      In a new crime of excessive use of force, on 22 March 2017, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and seriously wounded a young man after firing artillery shells at them when both civilians were near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City. The investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) emphasized that the shelling incident violates the principle of necessity and distinction during which the use of force was excessive, especially the victims were only civilians and unarmed.

      According to PCHR’s investigations and the testimony of an eyewitness, at approximately 00:00, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence off al-Nahdah neighborhood in al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City, fired around 15 artillery shells at 3 Palestinian civilians, who were only 300 meters away from the above-mentioned fence. According to the eyewitness, those civilians intended to sneak into Israel for work. The artillery shells directly hit one of them namely Yousif Sha’ban Ahmed Abu ‘Azrah (16), from al-Shabourah refugee camp in Rafah City, to the upper part of his body. Meanwhile, Mohammed Wahid ‘Atallah al-‘Akar (25), from Yibna refugee camp in Rafah, sustained shrapnel wounds to the chest and abdomen. The child died on the spot while al-‘Akar was transferred to the European Hospital in Khan Younis due to his serious wounds. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said to PCHR’s fieldworker that the Palestinian Liaison told the PRCS they received information from the Israeli Liaison there is a dead body in the aforementioned area. The PRCS immediately headed to the scene to find the child’s dead body 300 meters away from the fence while they found al-‘Akar lying around 500 meters away from the fence. It should be mentioned that since the beginning of 2017, the Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 21 others, including 3 children.