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  •  » Palestinian Killed By Israeli Forces In Qalandia
    IMEMC News - April 2, 2019 11:24 AM

    A young Palestinian man, identified as Mohammad Ali Dar Adwan , 23, was shot and killed by Israeli forces who invaded Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, on Monday, and attacked local protesters, wounding at least two other young men.

    The Palestinians gathered in the streets and alleys of the refugee camp, and protesteed the invasion, while several protesters hurled stones at armored military jeeps.

    The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters.

    Medical sources said the soldiers shot three young men in the refugee camp and the al-Matar adjascent neighborhood.

    Adwan was near his home when he was shot and killed – it was unclear if he was participating in the protest or not.


    Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian youth in Qalandiya
    April 2, 2019 9:39 A.M. (Updated : April 2, 2019 11:03 A.M.)

    Sources confirmed that Israeli forces fired at close range at Muhammad Ali Dar Adwan , 23, as he was getting into his vehicle near his home, killing him immediately.

    The body of Adwan was transferred by a Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance to the Ramallah Medical Complex, where he was pronounced dead.


  • » Palestinian Killed by Israeli Forces in West Bank
    March 20, 2019 11:06 AM - IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday at night, a young Palestinian man, who is suspected of killing two Israeli, last Sunday; the Palestinian was killed after the soldiers surrounded a home, and exchanged fire with him in Abwein village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

    The Israeli army said that “it received information about the location of the Palestinian”, identified as Omar Abu Laila , 19, before the soldiers surrounded the property and exchanged fire with him, reportedly after he refused to surrender.

    Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that Abu Laila is suspected of killing Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger and Staff Sgt. Gal Keidan, after he reportedly stabbed them on March 17, 2019.

    After the incident, the Israeli army invaded his home, and many homes of his relatives, conducted very violent searches, and took measurements of his home to demolish it at a later stage, in an act of collective punishment against his family.

    The killing of Abu Laila led to massive protests, and the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics provided treatment to at least nine Palestinians, including two who were shot with live fire, in addition to many others who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

    Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian attack suspect near Ramallah
    March 20, 2019 11:02 A.M.

    RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and killed Omar Abu Leila , 19, a Palestinian suspected of killing two Israelis, in Abwein village, north of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, on late Tuesday.


  • Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces for alleged stab attempt
    March 12, 2019 1:25 P.M. (Updated: March 12, 2019 2:03 P.M.)

    HEBRON (Ma’an) — A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, on Tuesday, for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank.

    Locals told Ma’an that the Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces for attempting to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers situated in Hebron’s Old City.

    The Palestinian was identified as Yasser al-Shweiki.

    Fawzi al-Shweiki, Yasser’s father, confirmed to Ma’an that his son was distributing notices from the Sharia Court across Hebron City.

    Sources mentioned that Israeli forces dragged Yasser’s body and took into a building that is under the Israeli settlers’ control.

    There were no injuries reported among Israeli soldiers.
    According to Hebrew-languge news outlets, Yasser approached the Israeli soldiers with a knife in attempt to carry out a stabbing attack.


    • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Hebron
      March 12, 2019 2:32 PM

      Israeli soldiers killed, Tuesday, a Palestinian from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly after he attempted to stab them. Palestinian sources have confirmed that the slain man as distributing notices from the Sharia Court in the city, when the soldiers shot him.

      The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers shot and seriously injured Yasser Fawzi Shweiki , 27, and prevented its medics from approaching him.

      Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian was left bleeding on the ground, after the soldiers shot him in the chest, and later dragged his corpse into the nearby Rajabi building.

      His father, Fawzi Shweiki, said that he heard the gunshots, but did not know that it was his son, who works for the local Sharia court and was distributing notices, was the victim.

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      Tuesday, 12 March 2019
      In a new crime of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian while passing by al-Rajaby building, which the settlers took over several years ago, in al-Ras neighborhood, east of Hebron, and his corpse was taken to an unknown destination. He was killed under the pretext that he intended to carry out a stabbing attack, but PCHR’s investigations refuted those allegations. According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 12:30, Yasser Mohammad Fawzi Khaleel al-Shweiky (42), a court officer from Hebron, arrived in al-Ras area, east of the city, to hand Hebron First Instance Court’s summons for civilians living in Jaber and Wadi al-Hussien neighborhoods. Al-Shweiky stopped his work car, which has a governmental registration plate, 100 meters away from the metal detector established in front of al-Rajaby building, which the settlers took over several years ago. As al-Shweiky stepped out of the car and approached the building, a solider from the soldiers guarding the building fired a bullet at him then he fell on the ground. Minutes later, the Israeli soldiers took him to the building without providing him first aid and prevented PRCS ambulances from reaching there. Half an hour later, al-Shweiky was taken to an unknown destination. Following that, dozens of settlers gathered around al-Rajaby building and organized a protest calling for killing Arabs. Moreover, the Israeli soldiers completely closed the area and prevented civilians from moving freely in or out of the area. At approximately 18:00, Israeli authorities confiscated the car al-Shweiky was driving and took it to an unknown destination.

  • » 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.

  • 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.

  • » 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.

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  • 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.

  • Israeli forces kill Palestinian man during predawn raid in al-Faraa
    Jan. 10, 2017 9:42 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 10, 2017 11:18 A.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces during an overnight raid in the al-Faraa refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tubas on Tuesday, Israeli and Palestinian sources reported, although they widely diverged over the circumstances of the man’s death.

    A member of the politburo of the Palestinian People’s Party (PPP), Khalid Mansour, told Ma’an that an Israeli intelligence officer “executed” Muhammad al-Salihi, 32, during a raid in his home.

    Al-Salihi and his mother were surprised when Israeli forces entered and ransacked their homes, Mansour said.

    “Muhammad started to shout at them because he thought they were thieves, and the soldiers immediately showered him with bullets at point-blank range, before the very eyes of his elderly mother,” Mansour recounted.

    According to the PPP official, medical sources at the Turkish hospital in Tubas said al-Salihi had been shot at least six times, including in the upper body.

    An Israeli army spokesperson, meanwhile, told Ma’an that a Palestinian advanced towards Israeli troops holding a knife during an army detention raid in al-Faraa. She said that al-Salihi did not heed calls by the soldiers asking him to halt, leading the soldiers to shoot and kill him.

    The deadly altercation did not take place inside a home, the spokesperson said, contradicting Palestinian accounts.

    The army added that no Israelis were injured in the incident.

    Al-Salihi’s funeral was set to be held after midday prayer on Tuesday.


    • Israeli Forces Execute Palestinian Civilian at Point-Blank Range in al-Far’ah Refugee Camp
      January 10, 2017

      In an extra-judicial execution crime, on Tuesday dawn, 10 January 2017, Israeli forces shot dead in cold blood a Palestinian civilian in al-Far’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas, in front of his mother. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) stresses that this crime was committed after the Israeli political and military leaders gave the Israeli soldiers the green light to shed the Palestinian blood and tolerated the soldiers for their crimes against Palestinian civilians.

      According to PCHR’s investigations and the mother’s testimony, Fawziyah Mahmoud Khamis Salhi (67) said to PCHR’s fieldworker that at approximately 02:00 on the abovementioned day, Israeli forces moved into al-Far’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas. They surrounded the family house of Mohammed Subhi Ahmed Khamis Salhi (33) near an UNRWA School for Girls and the camp sports club, seemingly in order to arrest him. A number of Israeli soldiers jumped from the outer wall of the 1-storey house. Mohammed and his mother then heard noise in the corridor and went out of their bedroom. When his mother saw the soldiers, she stood between them and her son. An Israeli soldier then ordered her to sit on a plastic chair there, but when she refused, the soldier forcefully seated her. She then twice stood between the soldiers and her son. However in the third time she stood, the soldier forcefully pushed her and seated her on the chair. The soldier then pulled out a gun with a silencer and directly fired 5 bullets at Mohammed at point-blank range. As a result, the bullets penetrated his neck, chest, hand, armpit, pelvis and thigh from the left side of his body and killed him in front of his elderly mother. The mother said that she did not hear any sound of shooting, but saw sparkles coming from the gun. After that, her son swayed and fell on the ground. His body was put on a litter and then taken by an ambulance belonging to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to Tubas Turkish Governmental Hospital in Tubas, where medical sources announced him dead. It should be mentioned that the Mohammed previously served a 3-year sentence in the Israeli prisons.

    • L’armée israélienne abat un Palestinien qui a tenté de poignarder des soldats
      AFP / 10 janvier 2017 17h01

      Jérusalem - Des soldats israéliens ont abattu dans la nuit de lundi à mardi en Cisjordanie occupée un Palestinien qui, selon l’armée, avait tenté de les attaquer avec un couteau, une source palestinienne donnant une autre version des faits.

      Mohammed al-Salhi , âgé de 32 ans, essayait d’empêcher les soldats d’entrer dans sa maison quand il a été abattu de six projectiles, a déclaré Khaled Mansour, un responsable du camp de réfugiés palestiniens d’al-Fara, au nord de la ville de Naplouse (Cisjordanie), où les faits se sont produits.

      Selon l’armée israélienne, « un agresseur armé d’un couteau a tenté de poignarder des soldats en opération pour arrêter des suspects ». « Les soldats ont demandé à l’homme de s’arrêter, mais alors qu’il continuait à avancer, ils lui ont tiré dessus, le tuant », a-t-elle affirmé dans un communiqué.

      Les soldats ont essuyé des jets d’engins incendiaires et des tirs d’autres habitants du camp au cours de l’opération, a ajouté l’armée.

      Aucun soldat n’a été blessé, a-t-elle dit.

      L’organisation Centre palestinien des droits de l’Homme (PCHR) a accusé l’armée israélienne dans un communiqué d’avoir « exécuté » Mohammed al-Salhi à bout portant chez lui en présence de sa mère, dont l’organisation cite le témoignage.

      Interrogée par l’AFP, l’armée israélienne n’a pas commenté ces informations. Elle s’est contentée de dire que le Palestinien n’avait pas été tué chez lui.

  • Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17– 23 March 2016) | Palestinian Center for Human Rights

    Thursday, 17 March 2016

    At approximately 11:20, Israeli forces opened fire at Ali Jamal Mohammed Taqatqah (19) and Ali Abdul Rahman Thawabtah (20), both form Beit Fajar village in Bethlehem. The aforementioned young men were at that time at the crossroad of “Ariel” settlement, north of Salfit. As a result, both of them were immediately killed claiming that they carried out a stab attack in a settlement.

    An eyewitness said to a PCHR’s fieldworker (PCHR keeps the name) that:

    “At approximately 11:20 on Thursday, 17 March 2016, I was selling as usual as well as my neighbour who owns a store, and most of the workers who enter “Ariel” settlement buy from us. We suddenly heard constant gunfire, so we rushed outside and saw two young men lying on the ground and Israeli soldiers were still shooting fire at them. Moreover, every soldier who arrived at the scene immediately opened fire at the two dead young men. The young men were about 150 meters away from us, but we were able to see the shooting. My neighbour told me that the two killed persons entered his shop a moment ago, bought cola and cigarettes and sat at the door of the shop and then he entered the shop. Two minutes later, he heard gunfire. We did not know if those young men came here by themselves or the Israeli police sent them as it is familiar that every person who tries to enter “Ariel” settlement due to committing an infraction, the police orders him to sit next to our shops and then they transfer him. We know nothing about these two young men and why they sat at the door of our shops.”

    Friday, 18 March 2016

    Approximately 15:00, Israeli forces stationed at al-Dowar area opposite to “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem, killed Mahmoud Mohammed Ahmed Abu Fanunah (21), from Khelah al-Nafesa area, southeast of Hebron. Abu Fanunah was shot in an alleged stabbing attack and was left bleeding to death for more than an hour in the area. No first aid was given to him. An Israeli ambulance then transferred him to an unknown destination. Following this, Israeli forces raided and searched Abu Fanunah’s house and informed his family of his death. It should be noted that Abu Fanunah’s father has been arrested and placed under administrative detention for 5 months. At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces handed his corpse to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in the Israeli military liaison office “DCO”, south of Hebron. He was then taken to al-Ahli Hospital in the city. Following the examination of the body, medical sources said that Fanunah was hit with several live bullets throughout his body. One of the bullets directly hit his jaw directly causing laceration.

    Saturday, 19 March 2016

    At approximately 08:00, Israeli force stationed at Abu al-Rish checkpoint at the western entrance of al-Shuhada’a Street in the centre of Hebron. They killed Mohammed Ayed Fadel ‘Ajluni (16) from Jawhar Mount area, south of the city, and left him bleeding to death without offering him first aid. Israeli forces shot the abovementioned child claiming that he had a knife and attacked an Israeli Border Guard officer stationed at the checkpoint. As a result, the officer sustained minor wounds. Israeli forces brought members of his family, whose house is 1500 meters away from the checkpoint, to identify him. ‘Abdullah’s body was then taken to an unknown destination. At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces handed his family the corpse in the Israeli Military Liaison office “DCO”, south of Hebron. His family said that ‘Abdullah sustained twenty live bullet wounds throughout his body. Following this crime, Israeli forces closed the area and prevented Palestinians to move there.

  • Red Crescent : Palestinian teen shot dead after alleged stabbing attack
    Aug. 15, 2015 7:08 P.M.

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian boy after he allegedly stabbed a Border Police officer near Beita in southern Nablus, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society said.

    The society said that the teenager, identified as Ahmad Kamil Rafeeq al-Taj , was shot multiple times.

    Ambulance staff tried to resuscitate the teen, but he succumbed to his wounds, the society said.

    An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed that Israeli forces shot a Palestinian, alleging that he stabbed and injured an Israeli Border Police officer.

    They added that the police officer was being treated.

    Un Palestinien abattu après avoir attaqué un soldat israélien
    15 août 2015 18h28

    Naplouse (Territoires palestiniens) - Un Palestinien a été abattu samedi par l’armée israélienne dans le nord de la Cisjordanie occupée alors qu’il attaquait à coup de couteau un militaire, ont indiqué le Croissant-Rouge palestinien et la police israélienne.

    Il s’agit de la seconde attaque de la journée puisque dans la matinée un autre Palestinien avait poignardé un soldat israélien, le blessant légèrement, avant d’être lui-même blessé lorsque des militaires israéliens lui avaient tiré dessus.

    Un assaillant a poignardé un officier au croisement de Houwara, au sud de Naplouse, a indiqué l’armée israélienne, et les forces sur place ont immédiatement répliqué par des tirs. L’assaillant a été tué, a précisé la porte-parole de la police israélienne Luba Samri.

    De son côté, le chef du Croissant-Rouge à Naplouse, Abdelhalim Jaafreh, a indiqué à l’AFP que le Palestinien, dont l’âge et l’identité n’ont pas été précisés, avait succombé à ses blessures.

    • Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing attack
      Aug. 15, 2015 7:08 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 15, 2015 8:44 P.M.)

      BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian after he stabbed a Border Police officer near Beita in southern Nablus, Palestinian medics and Israeli police said.

      Israeli police identified him as 21-year-old Rafeeq Kamil Rafeeq al-Taj , based on his identity card.

      The Palestinian Red Crescent Society earlier identified him incorrectly as his younger 16-year-old brother, Ahmad al-Taj.

      Medics from the society who arrived on the scene said that Taj was shot five times.

      Abdelhalim Jaafreh, head of the Red Crescent in Nablus, said, “He was critically wounded by five bullets. We tried to save him but he died.”

      Israeli police confirmed Taj’s death.

      A police spokesperson said that Israeli forces opened fire on him after he stabbed a border police officer in the back.

      The policeman, who was on patrol with other officers, was lightly wounded, police said.

  • Pas de cessez-le-feu sans la justice pour Gaza !
    jeudi 24 juillet 2014 - The Electronic Intifada

    Comme les universitaires, les personnes publiques et les militants témoins du génocide délibéré de 1.800.000 Palestiniens vivant dans la bande de Gaza, nous appelons à un cessez-le-feu avec Israël à la condition qu’il soit mis fin au blocus et que les libertés fondamentales déniées au peuple depuis plus de sept ans soient rétablies.

    Notre principale préoccupation concerne non seulement la santé et la sécurité de la population dans nos communautés, mais aussi sa qualité de vie – sa capacité à vivre libre de la peur et de l’emprisonnement sans procès équitable, de soutenir sa famille par un emploi rémunéré, de voyager pour rendre visite aux parents et de rendre possible les études.

    Ce sont là des aspirations humaines élémentaires qui ont été gravement soustraites au peuple palestinien depuis plus de 47 ans, mais dont ont été particulièrement privés les habitants de Gaza depuis 2007. Nous avons été poussés au-delà des limites de ce que peut normalement endurer une personne normale.

    Morts vivants

    Les accusations relayées par les médias et les politiciens de divers bords accusant le Hamas d’ordonner aux habitants de Gaza de résister aux ordres d’évacuation, et donc de les utiliser comme boucliers humains, sont mensongères. Avec des abris temporaires pleins à craquer et des bombardements israéliens sans discrimination, il n’y a littéralement aucun endroit sécurisé à Gaza.

    De même, le Hamas représentait le sentiment de la vaste majorité des habitants quand il a refusé le cessez-le-feu unilatéral proposé par l’Egypte et Israël sans que personne n’ait été consulté à Gaza.

    Nous partageons le sentiment public général qu’il est inacceptable de retourner au simple statu quo – c’est-à-dire où Israël limite strictement les voyages d’entrée et de sortie dans la bande de Gaza, contrôle les fournitures importées (y compris l’interdiction de la plupart de matériaux de construction) et interdit pratiquement toute exportation, paralysant ainsi l’économie et causant un des taux de pauvreté et de chômage les plus élevés du monde arabe.

    Agir ainsi signifierait le retour à une existence de morts-vivants.

    Hélas, l’expérience du passé a montré que le gouvernement israélien a trahi de manière répétée ses promesses de négociations futures ainsi que ses engagements de réformes.

    De même, la communauté internationale n’a fait preuve d’aucune volonté de renforcer ces engagements.

    C’est pourquoi nous appelons à un cessez-le-feu uniquement si les conditions négociées débouchent sur les résultats suivants :

    – Liberté de mouvement des Palestiniens pour entrer et sortir de la bande de Gaza.
    – Importation et exportation illimitées de matériaux et de biens y compris par voie terrestre, maritime et aérienne.
    – Usage sans restriction du port de mer de Gaza.
    – Observation et renforcement de ces accords par une autorité mise en place par les Nations Unies, avec les mesures de sécurité appropriées.

    Chacune de ces revendications est considérée comme allant de soi par la plupart des pays, et il est temps que les Palestiniens de Gaza se voient accorder les droits humains qu’ils méritent.

    Signataires :

    Akram Habeeb, Assistant Professor of American Literature, Islamic University of Gaza (IUG)
    Mona El-Farra, Vice President and Health Chair of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society
    Ramy Abdu PhD, Chairman of the Euro-mid Observer
    Abdullah Alsaafin, Palestinian Writer/journalist
    Ali Alnazli, Businessman
    Adel Awadallah, Head of the Scientific Research Council
    Hanine Hassan, Graduate Research Assistant
    Sheren Awad, Journalist
    Yahia Al-Sarraj, Associate Professor of Transportation, IUG
    Tawfik Abu Shomar, Writer and political analyst
    Hasan Owda, Businessman
    Ibrahim AlYazji, Businessman
    Walid Al Husari, Chair, Gaza Chamber of Commerce
    Nael Almasri, Dentist
    Wael El-Mabhouh, Political researcher
    Rami Jundi, Political researcher
    Ashraf Mashharawi, Filmmaker
    Mohammad Alsawaf, Journalist
    Hasan Abdo, Writer and political analyst
    Kamal El Shaer, Political researcher
    Omar Ferwana, Dean of Medicine Faculty, IUG
    Iyad I. Al-Qarra, Journalist, Palestine newspaper
    Musheir El-Farra, Palestinian activist and author
    Khalil Namrouti, Associate Professor in Economics, IUG
    Moein Rajab, Professor in Economics, Al-Azhar University - Gaza
    Basil Nasser, Planning advisor
    Hani Albasoos, Associate Professor in Political Science, IUG
    Arafat Hilles, Assistant Professor, Al-Quds Open University
    Imad Falouji, Head of Adam Center for Dialogue of Civilizations
    Moin Naim, Writer and political analyst
    Yousri Alghoul, Author
    Mohammad Jayyab, Editor of Gaza Journal of Economics
    Mousa Lubbad, Lecturer in Finance, Al-Aqsa University
    Iskandar Nashwan, Assistant Professor in Accounting, Al-Aqsa University
    Shadi AlBarqouni, Graduate Research Assistant
    Adnan Abu Amer, Head of Political Department, Al-Umma University
    Wael Al Sarraj, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, IUG
    Said Namrouti, Lecturer in Human Resource Management, IUG
    Khaled Al-Hallaq, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, IUG
    Asad Asad, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs, IUG
    Hazem Alhusari, Lecturer in Finance, Al-Aqsa University
    Shadi AlBarqouni, Graduate Research Assistant
    Deya’a Kahlout, Journalist, Al-Araby newspaper
    Raed Salha, Assistant Professor in Geography, IUG
    Sameeh Alhadad, Businessman
    Tarek M. Eslim, CEO, Altariq Systems and Projects
    Sami Almalfouh PhD, Senior engineer
    Fayed Abushammalah, Journalist
    Fadel Naeim, Chairman of Palestine Physicians Syndicate
    Zeyad Al-Sahhar, Associate Professor in Physics , Al-Aqsa University
    Iyad Abu Hjayer, Director, Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution
    Wael Al-Daya, Associate Professor in Finance, IUG
    Younis Eljarou, Head of the Red Crescent Society for the Gaza Strip
    Donia ElAmal Ismail, Head of the Creative Women Association
    Zeinab Alghonemi, Head of Women for Legal Consulting Association
    Amjad AlShawa, Palestinian Nongovernmental Organizations Network (PNGO)
    Mohsen Abo Ramadan, Head of Palestinian Nongovernmental Organziations Network (PNGO)
    Abed Alhameed Mortaja, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, IUG
    Talal Abo Shawesh , Head of Afaq Jadeeda Association
    Zohair Barzaq, Red Crescent Society for the Gaza Strip
    Marwan Alsabh, Red Crescent Society for the Gaza Strip
    Ghassan Matar, Red Crescent Society for the Gaza Strip
    Rania Lozon, Writer
    Ashraf Saqer, IT Specialist
    Samir AlMishal, Mishal Cultural Centre
    Jamila Sarhan, Independant Commission for Human Rights
    Jalal Arafat, Union of Agricultrual Work Committees
    Khalil Abu Shammala, Aldameer Association for Human Rights
    Jamila Dalloul, Association Head of Jothor ElZaiton
    Maha Abo Zour, Psychologist
    Psychologist Ferdous Alkatari
    Yousef Awadallah, Health Work Committee
    Yousef Alswaiti, Al-Awda Hospital Director
    Taysir Alsoltan, Head of Health Work Committees
    Taghreed Jomaa, Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees
    Imad Ifranji, Journalist, Alquds TV
    Jehal Alaklouk, Activist
    Adel Alborbar, Boycott Committee
    Hatem AbuShaban, Board of Trustees of Al-Azhar University - Gaza
    Saleh Zaqout, Secretary of the Red Crescent Society for the Gaza Strip
    Mohammed Alsaqqa, Lawyer
    Nihad Alsheikh Khalil, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, IUG
    Mohsen Alafranji, Lecturer at Media Department, IUG
    Nedal Farid, Dean of Business Faculty, Al-Aqsa University
    Salem Helles, Dean of Commerce Faculty, IUG
    Ahmad Ali PhD, Economic Analysis
    Raed M. Zourob PhD, Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health
    Mosheer Amer, Professor of Lingusitics, IUG
    Moheeb Abu Alqumboz, Lecturer
    Fatma Mukhalalati, Supreme Court judge
    Fahmi Alnajjar, Supreme Court judge