15 years old, resident of Rafah, injured on 03 Apr 2019 in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom, by live ammunition, and died on 14 Apr 2019. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: Hit in the upper body by Israeli soldiers’ gunfire after he and two other teenagers crossed the Gaza perimeter fence, east of Shokat a-Sufi, trying to enter Israel to seek work. Two of the boys had knives, which they tossed by the fence before they were shot. One of the other two boys was also hit by the gunfire. He was treated in a hospital in Israel and taken back to Gaza a few days later. The third boy was sent back into Gaza on the day of the incident. On 14 April 2019, the Palestinian DCO informed Shteiwi’s family of his death.
21 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 13 Nov 2018 in Nahal Oz Checkpoint, by a missile fired from an aircraft. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: Killed by missile after crossing the perimeter fence with three other youths. The four torched a military post and attempted to return to Gaza. The other three were wounded.
17 years old, resident of Rafah, killed on 02 Jul 2018 in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom, by live ammunition. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: Wounded by Israeli soldiers’ gunfire after he and three other Palestinians entered Israel to torch an abandoned military post and fled back into the Gaza Strip. Another Palestinian was wounded by the gunfire. ‘Abd al-‘Al succumbed to his wounds later that day.
33 years old, resident of a-Nuseirat Camp, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 10 Aug 2013 in Eshkol Regional Council, by live ammunition. Did not participate in hostilities. Additional information: Killed by military fire after crossing over the perimeter fence into Israel.
4 Palestinians who did not take part in hostilities and killed by Israeli security forces (not the objects of targeted killings) in Israel, since Operation Cast Lead
Israel’s regime of apartheid and occupation is inextricably bound up in human rights violations. B’Tselem strives to end this regime, as that is the only way forward to a future in which human rights, democracy, liberty and equality are ensured to all people, both Palestinian and Israeli, living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.