Israeli violence continues to take Palestinian lives with impunity. Here are five of the most recent victims.
Israeli soldiers, police, and illegal settlers have killed Palestinians Although mainstream Western media rarely mentions these deaths, IAK recognizes the significance of each victim to her or his loved ones and as part of the bigger picture of Palestinian suffering. Below are reports on the 5 most recent deaths, reposted from the International Middle East Media Center.
Palestinian Child Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In Ramallah
June 25, 2022, IMEMC
The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO) has confirmed that a Palestinian child, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire near Ramallah Friday, has succumbed to his wounds at an Israeli hospital on Saturday dawn.
The DCO said the Israeli side officially informed that Mohammad Abdullah Saleh Hamed, 16, from Silwad town, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, had succumbed to his serious wounds.
The soldiers shot Hammad during protests that took place after several Israeli military jeeps invaded Silwad…his condition was known to the Palestinians to be serious before the army took him away.
Talking to Palestine TV, Silwad Mayor Raed Nimir was shot with a bullet in the face near bypass road #60 and added that his corpse will be transferred to his family in the evening today, Saturday, before the official burial ceremony is held on the same day…He also said the town is subject to daily invasions and violations by the soldiers.
Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jenin
June 29, 2022, IMEMC
On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Dr. Wisam Baker, the director of Khalil Suleiman Hospital in Jenin, said the soldiers shot and killed Mohammad Maher Nafe’ Mer’ey, 25, from the Jenin refugee camp, during protests that took place after the army invaded Jenin.
Dr. Wisam said Mohammad was shot with several live rounds in the heart and abdomen and was then rushed to the hospital. But at the hospital, he succumbed to serious wounds, despite all efforts to revive him.
The doctor added that the Israeli soldiers also shot another Palestinian, who was rushed to the hospital and is in a stable condition.
Furthermore, the soldiers occupied rooftops of tall buildings in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp and used them as firing posts for their sharpshooters.
Mohammad is the cousin of Bara’ Kamal Lahlouh, 23, who was one of three Palestinians shot and killed, on June 17, 2022, in a barrage of gunfire by undercover Israeli forces on a car they were traveling in.
Palestinian Woman Dies In Israeli Prison
July 2, 2022, IMEMC
On Saturday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that the Palestinian woman, the oldest female detainee imprisoned by Israel, died in an Israeli prison less than seven months after Israeli soldiers abducted her.
The PPS said that Sa’diyya Farajallah, 68, from Ethna town west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, died at the ad-Damoun Israeli prison and added that the circumstances that led to her death remain unknown.
The PPS stated that Farajallah, a married mother of eight, was the oldest Palestinian female detainee in Israeli prisons and that she was abducted by the Israeli soldiers on December 18, 2021, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, after she was injured when many illegal Israeli colonizers attacked her.
The Israeli authorities prevented her family from visiting her throughout her imprisonment; she died at the Damoun Israeli prison.
The woman had diabetes and high blood pressure and was taking medications before she was taken prisoner.
Akram Samara, a lawyer of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, said he saw her last time last Tuesday in court, adding that she was in a wheelchair, unable to speak, and looked very fragile.
Samara said the Israeli authorities refused to provide medical reports detailing her health condition and were denying her the right to medical treatment during her imprisonment.
Her brother, Taiseer Farajallah, demanded an autopsy to know the cause of death and added that the soldiers repeatedly struck and beat his sister, after they claimed she tried to stab a colonizer, near the Ibrahimi Mosque while she was on her way to visit her two married daughters, living in the Old City of Hebron.
“My sister was a woman who struggled to provide for her family despite the dire financial situation,” Taiseer stated.
Sa’diyya’s son, Mohammad, described what happened to his mother as a crime and that his family was not allowed to visit her, adding that when they saw her in court and were not allowed to talk to her, she looked very weak and extremely ill, even unable to speak.
Her death brings the number of detainees who died in Israeli prisons since 1967 to 230.
Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Saturday In Jenin
July 3, 2022, IMEMC
On Sunday, Palestinian medical sources in Jenin said a young man died of serious wounds he suffered a day earlier after Israeli soldiers shot him in Jaba’ town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
The sources said the Palestinian, Kamel Abdullah Alawna, 18, was shot with two expanding bullets, one in the abdomen, causing severe damage to his liver and intestines, and one in the right elbow.
His brother Dr. Mo’taz Alawna said Kamel was instantly admitted to surgery and remained in the Intensive Care Unit until he succumbed to his wounds.
He was shot by the soldiers while walking in an area where protests had been taking place after several army jeeps invaded the town.
The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the protesters and surrounding areas.
Kamel was born in 2004 and was named after his brother, who was killed by the army in 2003; his father is a former political prisoner whom Israel imprisoned for several years.
He was a high school student taking final exams.
Israeli Soldiers Beat A Palestinian Worker To Death Near Tulkarem
July 5, 2022 IMEMC
Early on Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers beat a Palestinian worker to death near a breach of the illegal Annexation Wall in Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian, Ahmad Harb Ayyad, 32, was attacked and repeatedly struck by the soldiers until he lost his life when he and other workers tried to cross.
The slain Palestinian man is from the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip but has been living in the West Bank and was working in construction inside the Green Line to support his family.
The soldiers also fired many live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian workers in the same area, wounding one.
IMEMC, the International Middle East Media Center, is a media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide independent media coverage of Israel-Palestine. It was founded by the Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People in 2003. In 2021, IMEMC became a project of the American nonprofit organization If Americans Knew.
For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline
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