Soldiers Shoot One Palestinian, Abduct Seven, Including Five Children, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers shot, Thursday evening, a young man and abducted seven Palestinians, including five children, in Budrus village, west of Ramallah in the central West Bank. The army also abducted a young man in occupied Jerusalem.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the Budrus, leading to protests, before shooting a young man with a live round in the leg.

The young man suffered a mild injury and was moved to a hospital, in Ramallah, for treatment.

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

During the invasion, the soldiers abducted two young men and attacked many children playing in the playground of a local school before abducting five between the ages of 10 and 13.

In occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank, the soldiers abducted a young man, Yahia Jabarin, near Bab Hutta, north of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In related news, the soldiers shot a young man with a live round in the tight, and another young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet, near the Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, west of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank.

(Source / 14.04.2022)

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Wednesday In Nablus

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Thursday evening, the death of a Palestinian man who, on Wednesday, was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire Wednesday, near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Health Ministry said Israeli soldiers shot Fawwaz Hamayel, 36, with an expanding bullet in the chest in Beita town, south of Nablus.

Hamayel was a married father of three children; the expanding bullet caused excessive damage to his lung, kidney, liver, and diaphragm.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city.

The soldiers also injured more than twenty-five Palestinians after shooting them with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets in several villages and towns in Nablus.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday night, the soldiers killed Amir Hussein Hammad, 18, after shooting him in the chest, and injured at least eleven in Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

(Source / 14.04.2022)

PCHR: “Four Palestinians Killed, including Child, and 12 Wounded in the West Bank”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR)IOF Escalated Excessive Use of Force and Killings of Palestinian Civilians with Official Political Support, 4 Palestinians Killed, including Child, and 12 Wounded in the West Bank – Ref: 45/2022, Date: 14 April 2022, Time: 11:30 GMT

Over the past hours, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed 4 Palestinians in crimes of excessive use of force and unjustified use of firearms during incursions into Jenin, Ramallah, and Bethlehem in the West Bank.

These murder crimes reflect IOF loose shooting standards against Palestinians, allowed without threat or real danger to soldiers’ lives. This is conducted with the support of the Israeli political level, assuring a legal covering for murder crimes against Palestinians by the highest political level in Israel.

The murder crimes increased following the Israeli Prime Minister’s announcement on 8 April 2021 that he has granted security forces full support and freedom following an attack in Tal Aviv. Since the announcement, 9 Palestinian civilians were killed, including 2 children and 2 women.

According to PCHR investigations into the murder of two Palestinians in Jenin, at approximately 07:00 on Thursday, 14 April 2022, IOF moved into Kafr Dan village, western Jenin, and raided several houses, and arrested detainee Ayham Kmamji’s three brothers.

The locals gathered and threw stones at the IOF vehicles, while the soldiers opened heavy fire at the crowd, and intensified its shooting while withdrawing from the village at approximately 09:15. As a result, 7 civilians were wounded: two classified critical and one of them died shortly after arriving to Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital. The victim was identified as Shas F. N. Kmamji (29), the brother of the 4 detainees.

After their withdrawal, Moustafa Faisal Abulrab (30), from Misilyah village in the southeast of Jenin, was found wounded with a live bullet in the chest near Hursh a-Saada, where IOF withdrew from the village earlier. He was pronounced dead upon arrival to Ibn Sina hospital. No eyewitnesses were available to speak about the circumstances of his death.

PCHR fieldworker investigated the killing of another Palestinian civilian in Ramallah. At approximately 19:40 on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, IOF, backed by military vehicles and members of the Yamam Special Unit, moved into Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah.

The forces stationed in Ras Ali neighborhood; the conducted raids and opened heavy fire along the main road and closed some sub-roads. The soldiers deployed in the town and between civilian houses, while Israeli snipers mounted the rooftops of 3 residential buildings. IOF cornered a two-story house: the first floor is occupied by Abdullah Salah Hamad’s family; and the second is vacant and owned by Abu-Eysha family who live abroad. IOF opened fire at the second floor, breaking its windows.

Then, an Israeli soldier began calling via loudspeakers ordering those inside the house to get out without saying their names. After that, they fired projectiles and stun grenades that blew up the second floor’s main door, and then raided it, broke furniture, and damaged its contents. Also, they detained ‘Abdullah Hammad’s family members around the house and arrested his son Ahmed (22) along with other Palestinians after interrogating them in the field and severely assaulted them.  No arrests were reported from the targeted house.

At approximately 22:00, during IOF’s withdrawal from the village, dozens of Palestinians gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at IOF’s vehicles. As a result, a military SUV collided with a wall adjacent to the village’s main roundabout; meanwhile, IOF fired live bullets and heavy teargas canisters again at the stone-throwers, wounding 7 of them with live bullets. All of the wounded were taken to Palestine Medical Complex and Al-Mazra’a ash-Sharqiya Emergency Centre in Ramallah. It turned out that one of them namely Omar Mohammed ‘Eliyan (20), was critically injured after being shot with a live bullet in his chest. Forty minutes later, medical sources announced ‘Eliyan’s death, succumbing to his serious wounds.

According to PCHR’s investigations regarding the murder of a child in Bethlehem, at approximately 22:00 on Wednesday, IOF stationed at a military checkpoint established on the side of the road leading to Husan village in western Bethlehem, and on the side of the security fence overlooking the Bypass Road leading to “Beitar Illit” settlement, opened fire from a distance of 15 meters at Qusai Foad Mohammed Hamamra (14), while present near one of residential houses in the area. As a result, Hamamra was immediately killed after being shot with several live bullets and taken via a military vehicle to an unknown destination.

IOF claimed that they targeted Hamamra after seeing him attempting to throw a Molotov Cocktail at a military checkpoint in the area. Next day dawn, Hamamra’s corpse was handed over at al-Nashnash military checkpoint, south of Bethlehem.

So far this year, the Israeli occupation forces killed 30 Palestinian, including 7 children and 2 women, in separate incidents across the West Bank. These incidents were all characterized with excessive use of force against peaceful civilian gatherings and protests.

PCHR reiterates its call upon the international community to take immediate action to stop the Israeli occupation’s crimes and reiterates its call upon the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligations under Article 1; to respect and ensure respect for the Convention in all circumstances and their obligations under Article 146 to prosecute persons alleged to commit grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention and guarantee of Palestinian civilians’ right to protection in the OPT.

(Source / 14.04.2022)

PCHR Condemns Recurrent Attacks on Educational Institutions

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR)– Date: 13 April 2022: Time: 18:30 GMT: IOF Shoot and Injure 7 Palestinians, including 5 Students and University Security Officer During Incursion into Kadoorie University Campus in Tulkarm

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) moved into Kadoorie University’s campus in Tulkarm, as the occupation continues to orchestrate attacks on educational institutions. During the incursion, 7 students were wounded, including 5 university students and a security officer. The latter was arrested despite being injured.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) at approximately 12:10 on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, a Special Israeli Unit moved into Kadoorie University’s campus in Tulkarm in a civilian car.

A number of Israeli soldiers dressed in plain clothes and uniforms stepped out of the car and directly opened fire at three Palestinians, who were identified as:

Ahmed Majed Katana (21), a university student, was wounded with a live bullet in his head.

‘Odai Zaghal Hasan al-Akhras (21), was wounded with a live bullet in his left shoulder.

Danyal al-Jaber, security officer from Tulkarm camp, sustained wounds in his feet. IOF took him into their vehicle and then left the university.

Jebreel Hejjah, Director of Public Relations Department at Kadoorie University, told PCHR’s fieldworker that: “We were surprised with a civilian car that entered the university and dropped off an Israeli force in civilian clothes at the university entrance and immediately fired two live bullets at two young men who were by the university gate: Ahmed Majed Katana (21), a Kadoorie University student; and ‘Odai Zaghal Hasan al-Akhras (21), not affiliated with the university, who sustained live bullet wounds in the left shoulder. Moreover, the special force simultaneously fired 4 other live bullets at Danyal al-Jaber, a security officer at the University, while he was trying to escape. Al-Jaber sustained wounds in his feet and fell to the ground. Despite being injured, IOF arrested him, took him with them, and withdrew from the university.”

At approximately 12:30 on Tuesday, 12 April 2022, following clashes that erupted near IOF’s military site next to Kadoorie University, an Israeli infantry unit stormed Kadoorie University’s campus from the western side adjacent to the annexation wall, while shooting live and rubber bullets, sound bombs, and teargas canisters at the university students. As a result, 4 of them sustained rubber-bullet wounds; 2 in their chest and the other in their limbs.

PCHR condemns the recurrent IOF raids on Kadoorie University’s campus, use of firearms, and attacks on students, visitors, and security, as well as the arrest of a university staff member. PCHR sees these recurrent attacks as systemic against educational institutions, with terrorizing tactics against students and faculty members.

PCHR calls on the international community and the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to take serious action to stop IOF’s crimes against Palestinian civilians and civil society organizations.

(Source / 14.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Eleven, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers killed Wednesday night, a young Palestinian man and injured at least eleven in addition to abducting three after many army vehicles invaded Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, leading to protests.


Update: The Palestinian Health Ministry said Amir Hussein Hammad, 18, suffered life-threatening wounds after the soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, causing a skull fracture.


The invasion into Silwad started in the evening, leading to protests for several hours.

The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the soldiers killed Omar Mohammad Elyan, 20, and added that the army shot him with a live round in the chest.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers also shot and seriously injured one Palestinian and moderately wounded another.

The army also injured five other Palestinians who were rushed to a local clinic by the medics before the soldiers surrounded it.

At least five Palestinians suffered various injuries, mainly due to tear gas inhalation and the fragments from concussion grenades.

Local sources said the Israeli army also surrounded the home of Khaled Ta’ouj, and fired a shell at it, causing damage. The home was vacant when the soldiers shelled it.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said a young man was injured when the soldiers rammed him with their armored military jeep.

The soldiers withdrew from the town shortly before invading it again and abducted three young men, Abdul-Fattah Hammad, Khaled Eyad Hamed, and Ahmad Abdullah Hamed.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

First Published on: Apr 14, 2022, at 02:37

(Source / 14.04.2022)

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In Nablus, Jerusalem, And In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted five Palestinians from their homes in Nablus, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on Thursday dawn.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Bilal Eshteyya from his home in Tal village, Amir Eshteyya from Rafidia, and Hamdi Dweikat in Balata al-Balad.

The soldiers fired live rounds, gas bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians who protested the invasion of Tal village.

The soldiers also abducted a former political prisoner, Daoud Abu Sbeitan, from his home in the at-Tour town, in occupied Jerusalem.

In the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, the soldiers stormed and searched a few homes and abducted a young man, Omar Mousa.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers injured an elderly Palestinian man in his home in the Old City of Al-Khader.

It is worth mentioning that the army invaded many areas across the West Bank, especially the Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem, Rafidia near Nablus, Hebron city, and Halhoul town. 

Also Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, and injured many Palestinians in Husan.

On Wednesday night, the soldiers killed Omar Mohammad Elyan, 20, and injured at least eleven in addition to abducting three after many army vehicles invaded Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 14.04.2022)

Soldiers Injure An Elderly Man In Al-Khader

Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday evening, an elderly Palestinian man in his home in the Old City of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Resident Hussein Salah said that his father, Ibrahim Salah, 80, was sitting on the balcony of his home when the soldiers fired a concussion grenade that struck him in the face.

He added his father suffered moderate wounds before the medics rushed him to Beit Jala governmental hospital.

The incident occurred when many army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests, and fired several live rounds, gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets, causing many injuries, mainly due to the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In Husan village, west of Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded the home of Samir Nassar Za’oul, on the main road at the eastern entrance of town, and forced the family into one room, before occupying the property and its rooftop to use it as a military post and an observation tower.

Also Wednesday evening, the soldiers killed a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14, and injured many Palestinians in Husan.

On Wednesday night, the soldiers killed Omar Mohammad Elyan, 20, and injured at least eleven in addition to abducting three after many army vehicles invaded Silwad town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 14.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers killed, Wednesday evening, a child and injured many Palestinians, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.


Update: The army transferred the corpse of the slain child to his family at dawn Thursday.

The soldiers transported the corpse to the Nashash military roadblock, south of Bethlehem, and handed it to medics of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) who took it to Beit Jala governmental hospital.


Media sources said many army jeeps invaded the al-Matina area near the main road of Husan, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters and many surrounding homes, causing many injuries.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14 years of age, with a live round in the head and left him bleeding without first aid, especially after the army prevented the Palestinian medics from reaching him.

It added that the soldiers took the corpse of the slain child and refused to allow its transfer to the Palestinian side.

The Palestinians and the medics tried to retrieve the corpse of the slain child, but the soldiers prevented them and started pushing them away.

The child was walking home after performing evening prayers at the local mosque; the soldiers also surrounded the mosque after killing the child and refused to allow the Palestinians to leave.

The army made several allegations, including claiming that the child was throwing stones at the soldiers or that he was throwing a Molotov cocktail. However, eyewitnesses said Qussai was not participating in any protests but was walking back home from the local mosque.

Protests were still ongoing at the time of this report, and the soldiers continued to fire dozens of live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources have confirmed at least six injuries, including some with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets and many who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, especially after the soldiers fired gas bombs at mosques to force the locals to leave.

The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 14.04.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted at least twenty Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank Wednesday. During these invasions, the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes and buildings.

In Kobar town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, the soldiers abducted Moath Hamed after surrounding his home.

The Quds News Network said the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank imprisoned Moath in the West Bank for seven years, allegedly after he conducted a shooting attack against Israeli colonialist settlers in 2015.

Also in Kobar, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, Khaldoun Barghouthi, after undercover officers infiltrated the town and stormed his home.

Protests were reported before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

In addition, the soldiers abducted a former political prisoner, Mohammad Al-Qadi, 27, after invading and searching his home in al-Biereh city near Ramallah.

Dozens of soldiers also invaded Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah, and searched many homes.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked a few homes, causing excessive damage, before abducting Daoud Idrees Abu Hussein, 38.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded the al-Isawiya town, searched several homes, and abducted Nasrallah Mahmoud.

The soldiers also stormed the home of two young men, Mansour Mahmoud and Nour Sheikha, but they weren’t there, so the army ransacked the properties and informed their families that they were wanted for interrogation.

In the at-Tour town in Jerusalem, the soldiers invaded and searched many homes before abducting Mohammad Abu Sbeitan. They also summoned Farid Abu Al-Hawa for interrogation.

In Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the soldiers summoned for interrogation two young men, Abed Barbar and Majd al-‘A’war, in addition to invading the home of Yousef Resheq to abduct him, but he wasn’t at the property. The army informed the family they will arrest Yousef’s father if they could not locate him.

After stopping him at a sudden military roadblock near Jericho city, the soldiers abducted Ihsan Jamil Ghannam, 47, from Aqaba town north of Tubas in the northeastern West Bank. The Palestinian was heading to his work in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.

In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers stormed and ransacked dozens of homes in several parts of the governorate and abducted six Palestinians, identified as Mosab Hanaisha, from Qabatia town, Awab Fuad Ya’acba, from Kafr Ra’ey,  Ghaleb ad-Deesy from Jaba’, in addition to Mahmoud Mohammad Lahlouh, Farez Zibin, and Ala’ Mohammad Abu ar-Rob, from the eastern neighborhood of Jenin city.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted Jamal Dweikat, Islam Naim Diab, Aysar Tayel Jaghoub, Raed Abdul-Rahman Barham, and Ehab Ismael Hamayel, from Beita town, in addition to Bader Mahmoud Daraghma and his brother Amro, from al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya town, and Nidal Yousef Shehada from Orif.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

(Source / 14.04.2022)

PCHR: “Excessive Use of Force: IOF Kill Palestinian Lawyer in Nablus”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCRS) On Wednesday morning, 13 April 2022, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammed Hasan Mohammed ‘Assaf, 33, without any justification while their troops withdrew from Nablus after conducting a wide-scale incursion into the city.

During the incursion, IOF attacks resulted in several injuries among Palestinians and killed the lawyer who was in the area dropping off his nephews to their school.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights and eyewitnesses’ statements, at approximately 05:30 on Wednesday, IOF backed by military vehicles moved into eastern Nablus, near Joseph’s Tomb.

In the meantime, a number of Palestinians gathered in the area and threw stones at IOF vehicles. IOF immediately fired rubber and live bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at them.

As a result, 3 Palestinians, including a child, were shot and injured in the feet. At approximately 09:00, IOF began their withdrawal from the city; meanwhile, the lawyer Mohammed Hasan Mohammed ‘Assaf (32), who lives in Kafr Laqif village in Qalqilya and works in the Nablus office of Settlement and Wall Resistance Commission, arrived along with his 3 nephews at al-Ghawi area in eastern  Joseph’s Tomb via an SUV to drop them off to their school, north of al-Ghawi roundabout, near Askar refugee camp. When the lawyer arrived at the roundabout, he could not enter the area due to clashes there between Palestinians and IOF.

He drove back towards the eastern area between al-Hesba and al-Ghawi roundabout and parked his SUV in a safe place.

Then, he and his nephews stepped out of the SUV and stood next to a building while IOF withdrew.

In the meantime, an Israeli soldier, who was inside a military vehicle, fired 4 live bullets from a distance of 40 meters at the lawyer. One of the bullets penetrated his chest.  The lawyer fell to the ground and bled from his mouth.

Afterward, a Palestinian ambulance arrived and took him to Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Since the beginning of the year, IOF killed 26 Palestinians, including 6 children and 2 women, in separate incidents in the West Bank; most of them were victims of excessive use of force that accompanied the suppression of peaceful protests and gatherings.

PCHR reiterates its call upon the international community to take immediate action to stop the Israeli occupation’s crimes and upon the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligations under Article 1; to respect and ensure respect for the Convention in all circumstances and their obligations under Article 146 to prosecute persons alleged to commit grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention, noting that these breaches constitute war crimes under Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons and Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Convention to guarantee Palestinian civilians’ right to protection in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

(Source / 14.04.2022)