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Violent Clash - Dec 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian was killed by IDF soldiers while attempting to toss a petrol bomb at them in the Nablus city center.

Further Details
A Palestinian witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Jamal Zabara was lighting a petrol bomb when soldiers shot him.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Jamal Zabara
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Jamal Zabaro was was killed by IDF soldiers while attempting to toss a petrol bomb at them in the Nablus city center.
Status:
Violent Protester
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Unknown - Dec 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
Israel Defense Forces troops killed an unarmed Palestinian man north of Jenin after a Palestinian vehicle edged their jeep off the road.

Further Details
Soldiers present at the incident near Jenin said that a Palestinian vehicle cut off an IDF jeep and edged it off the road. The jeep turned over, lightly wounding one of the soldiers. The soldiers said they then saw a Palestinian man leaving his vehicle and coming toward them. They said they shot and killed him because they thought he had a gun, but no weapon was found on his body. The IDF said the incident will be investigated.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
A Palestinian was killed by IDF gunfire north of Jenin after his vehicle edged their jeep off the road.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Attempted Infiltration - Dec 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Kibbutz Bari, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
The IDF thwarted an attempt by three terrorists to infiltrate the security fence next to Kibbutz Bari in the Negev, near the Gaza Strip. One of the terrorists was killed in an exchange of gunfire, and the two others escaped back to Gaza.

Further Details
IDF forces discovered a Kalshnikov rifle on the terrorist's corpse as well as grenades, magazines and a vest.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian terrorist was killed in an exchange of gunfire with IDF soldiers while trying to infiltrate the security fence next to Kibbutz Bari in the Negev, near the Gaza Strip
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Unknown - Dec 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Lynching
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An 18-year-old Palestinian from Hebron was brought to hospital on the night of Dec 30 where he was declared dead, apparently the result of a beating at the hands of Border Patrolmen.

Further Details
According to the witnesses, the youth, Amram Abu Hamediyah, was working at the Andalus petrol station in the industrtial zone in south Hebron when around 8:30 P.M. a Border Patrol jeep patrol arrived on the scene. The Border Police checked a group of youths and then pulled Hamediyah into the jeep and drove away. About 15 minutes later the jeep returned, and drove through the gas statuion, throwing the body of the youth out of the jeep without stopping. His friends took him to the hospital, where sources said the body was covered with brusies and he had injuries to his head.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Amram Abu Hamediyah
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
An 17-year-old Palestinian from Hebron who was brought to hospital on the night of Dec 30 where he was declared dead after being beaten by Border Patrolmen. According to the testimonies of the victim's friends, on December 30, at about 7 P.M., Abu Hamadiya was forced into a Border Police jeep at the entrance to his house on Tarq Bin Ziyad Street, a few hundred meters from the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Twenty minutes later, his body was found next to a facility for filling cooking gas canisters in the Hebron industrial area.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Low
Comments:
With the family's consent, an autopsy was performed at the Forensic Institute at Abu Kabir, in Jaffa, under the supervision of Dr. Chen Kogel from the institute, and a Danish pathologist, Jurgen Tomassen, whose services were paid for by the B'Tselem human rights group. The autopsy found fractures and hemorrhaging in Abu Hamadiya's skull. Tomassen wrote in his report that "there is proof of injury as a result of harsh violence." He noted the cause of death was damage to the brain "as a result of a sharp blow." Four border policemen were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the killing.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Dec 29, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
An eight-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by IDF gunfire in Tulkarem during a stone-throwing clash, according to Palestinian officials.

Further Details
Abdel Karim Salameh, died when Israeli troops fired at a group of school students who were hurling stones at the soldiers, Palestinian security and hospital officials said. An 11-year-old boy was wounded, they said.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Abdel Karim Salameh
Age:
8
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Abdel Karim Salameh died when Israeli troops fired at a group of school students who were hurling stones at the soldiers, Palestinian security and hospital officials said. An 11-year-old boy was wounded, they said.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Crossfire - Dec 28, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A nine year-old Palestinian girl was killed, apparently by crossfire during a gunbattle between Palestinian gunmen and IDF forces in Gaza.

Further Details
Palestinians said 9-year-old Hanneen Abu Suleiman was shot in the head outside her home in the Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis when troops returned fire after shots were fired toward a Jewish settlement a few hundred yards away.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Hanneen Abu Suleiman
Age:
9
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Palestinians said 9-year-old Hanneen Abu Suleiman was shot in the head outside her home in the Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis when troops returned fire after shots were fired toward a Jewish settlement a few hundred yards away.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Terror Attack - Dec 28, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Car Bomb
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A car exploded near the Russian Quarter in the center of Jerusalem in a failed attack in the early hours of Saturday morning, Israel Radio reported. The car, which detonated on Monbaz Street, an area popular for its bars and cafes, contained two gas canisters.

Further Details
A young Palestinian from East Jerusalem who was lightly injured in the blast said during questioning that he had planned to carry out an attack. Investigations revealed that one of the gas cylinders had exploded when the suspect had opened the canister's tap. Until recently, the suspect had worked in the Putin pub close to the spot where the car exploded.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 27, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF soldiers in Army vehicles surrounded the security guard post at Ramallah hospital outside the emergency room and attempted to arrest the four guards inside. According to the IDF, one of the guards was shot after he pulled out a gun and attempted to run from the soldiers.

Sources:
Washington Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Samer Khalil Shamali
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
IDF soldiers in Army vehicles surrounded the security guard post at Ramallah hospital outside the emergency room and attempted to arrest the four guards inside. An Israeli military spokesman said Shamali, who was described as an activist, was shot after he pulled out a gun and attempted to run from the soldiers.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Washington Post

 


Terror Attack - Dec 27, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Infiltration
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Student
 
Location:
Otniel, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 4
Injured: 9
Details:
Four Israelis were killed and nine wounded when a gunman infiltated the dining room of a yeshiva (Jewish religious school) as students were sitting down to a festive Sabbath meal.

Further Details
One of the terrorists entered the kitchen of the Otniel yeshiva (Jewish seminary) just after 20:00, as the students were sitting down to Friday night Sabbath dinner. The gunmen were dressed in Israeli army uniforms and armed with M-16 assault rifles. Three students working in the kitchen were immediately killed. Their supervisor locked the door connecting the kitchen to the dining hall, preventing further fatalities, but paying the price with his own life. Responding soldiers and members of the settlement's rapid response unit engaged the terrorist in a 30-minute gunbattle, during which the gunman was killed and a soldier was lightly wounded. A second terrorist, who apparently helped the gunman reach the settlement, managed to escape the immediate area, but was pursued by IDF troops a few kilometers southwest of Otniel to Dahariya, where he was shot dead. Three soldiers were lightly wounded in the exchange of fire.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Noam Apter
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Shilo
Profile:
St.-Sgt. Noam Apter, 23, of Shilo was one of four yeshiva students killed in Otniel while working in the yeshiva kitchen, serving the Shabbat meal to some 100 students in the adjacent dining room. St.-Sgt. Noam Apter, who was on kitchen duty, managed to lock the door to the adjoining dining room before he was shot dead, saving the lives of the students seated at the tables, who opened fire from the dining room. The two terrorists from the Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for the attack, were later killed by IDF forces. Noam attended the Kfar Haroeh yeshiva and then began his IDF service at the Otniel hesder yeshiva, combining Torah study with army service as a paratrooper. He considered going on to an officers training course, but decided first to take leave from the army to devote himself to study. He settled in Otniel, dividing his time between the yeshiva and voluntary work in the community.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Yehuda Bamberger
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Karnei Shomron
Profile:
Pvt. Yehuda Bamberger, 20, of Karnei Shomron was one of four yeshiva students killed in Otniel while working in the yeshiva kitchen, serving the Shabbat meal to some 100 students in the adjacent dining room. Yehuda Bamberger was the eldest in his family. He completed his high school studies, majoring in computers, at the Karnei Shomron yeshiva, headed by his father, Zvi Bamberger. He loved to study, and his father described him as a "walking encyclopedia." Yehuda began his IDF service at the Otniel hesder yeshiva, combining Torah study with army service, and was to have begun paratroop training on Tuesday. He chose to remain at the yeshiva for Shabbat in order not to interrupt his studies and was killed in the attack.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Gavriel Hoter
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Alonei Habashan
Profile:
Gavriel Hoter, 17, of Alonei Habashan was one of four yeshiva students killed in Otniel while working in the yeshiva kitchen, serving the Shabbat meal to some 100 students in the adjacent dining room.Gavriel Hoter grew up in Kfar Adumim and completed his high school studies at the yeshiva in Ma'ale Adumim, although his family moved to Alonei Habashan on the Golan Heights three years ago. A gifted student, he completed his high school matriculation exams a year ago, and had almost completed a B.A. through studies at the Open University.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Zvi Zieman
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Reut
Profile:
Zvi Zieman, 18, of Reut was one of four yeshiva students killed in Otniel while working in the yeshiva kitchen, serving the Shabbat meal to some 100 students in the adjacent dining room.Zvi (Zvika) Zieman, the second of six children, settled in Reut, located about midway between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, with his family 12 years ago. He completed both elementary and high school in the nearby religious community of Hashmonaim. After a trip to the United States and a year of study at the Otniel yeshiva, he entered the hesder yeshiva program there, in preparation for his upcoming army service. A model airplane enthusiast, he hoped to serve in one of the Air Force MRPV units (mini remotely-piloted vehicle) or in Army Intelligence. Zvi was active in the Gesher movement, which sought to foster understanding between secular and religious Israelis.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Ahmed Ayed Faqih
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Dura
Profile:
Ahmed Ayed Faqih, 20, was one of the two Islamic Jihad terrorists who were behind the attack in the Otniel settlment in which four Israelis were killed.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 

Name:
Mohammed Mustafa Shahin
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Dura
Profile:
Mohammed Mustafa shahin, 20, was one of the two Islamic Jihad terrorists who were behind the attack in the Otniel settlment in which four Israelis were killed.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Qabatiyah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 9
Details:
The head of the militant Islamic Jihad organization in the West Bank town of Qabatiyah was killed in an exchange of gunfire with IDF troops.

Further Details
Early Thursday, troops surrounded the two-story home of Abu Roub, a leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing in the northern West Bank, in the town of Kabatiya, and demanded that he surrender, the army and residents said. Abu Roub sent out his wife and children, said a neighbor, speaking on condition of anonymity. The fugitive then appeared near the wall of his house and began shooting, drawing heavy return fire. Bursts of gunfire and the sounds of explosions echoed through the town, residents said. Four Palestinians and five soldiers were wounded in the exchange of fire, and two Islamic Jihad activists were arrested. One soldier was seriously wounded in the exchange of fire. An officer and two soldiers were lightly wounded and another suffered light-to-moderate injuries.

Sources:
Ha'arets

    Casualties:

Name:
Hamsa abu Roub
Age:
37
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Qabatiyah
Profile:
Hamsa abu Roub, the head of the militant Islamic Jihad organization in the West Bank town of Qabatiyah was killed in an exchange of gunfire with IDF troops. He opened fire on the soldiers as they attempted to arrest him.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli soldiers trying to arrest two wanted men killed one in a firefight and captured the second. Palestinian hospital officials said an apparent bystander was also killed in the fighting. A Hamas militant was killed in a gunbattle with Israeli forces in the center of the West Bank City of Ramallah. A Palestinian bystander was also killed during the firefight.

Further Details
The soldiers tried to stop the vehicle in which two Hamas members, al-Askar and Ayamin Rahidi, were traveling. The IDF reported that al-Askar was killed when he tried to draw his gun. An assault rifle, two guns and cash were found in the car. Rashidi gave himself up to the soldiers, after which Ramallah residents began throwing stones at them. The soldiers fired at the crowd, and Palestinian sources said Obayad, a 19-year-old traffic cop who was standing nearby, was killed from the gunfire.

Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Bassem al-Ashqar
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Bassem al-Ashqar, a senior aide to the Hamas commander, was shot dead by Israeli forces in the center of the West Bank City of Ramallah December 26, 2002.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
The Washington Post gave his name as Bassem Abu Shakra
Sources:
Reuters, Washington Post

 

Name:
Mahdi Abu Obied
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Mahdi Abu Obied, a Palestinian bystander, was killed during a firefight between Israeli troops and a wanted Hamas activist in Ramallah on 26 Dec. 02. Military officials said a soldier shot and killed him as he was preparing to throw a large rock. Palestinian media reports said he was a bystander.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Ha'aretz gave his name as Obayad.
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters, Washington Post.

 

Name:
Fanal Shilani
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Tanzim activist Fanal Shilani was killed during a clash in Ramallah on 26 Dec 02
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Dec 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
Two Tanzim activists were killed in an exchange of gunfire with IDF soldiers. Palestinian sources said one of the Tanzim activists was 16 years old; the IDF said he used a pistol to fire at soldiers from the roof of a house, and was killed after he entered the house and armed himself with a rifle. An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded.

Further Details
Afterward the clash, Old City residents left their homes to protest the curfew the soldiers were trying to enforce. The IDF fired on the curfew-breakers, and Palestinian sources said an unarmed youth was killed and dozens of Palestinians were wounded, some seriously. But the IDF said soldiers fired only at one armed protester and two protesters throwing firebombs. The teenager, who witnesses said was carrying books and was not involved in stone-throwing, was killed by a shot in the stomach, hospital sources said. The army was checking the report.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
One of two Tanzim gunmen killed in a firefight on the morning of Dec. 26 with Israeli soldiers.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 

Name:
Mohammad Ashour
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
One of two Tanzim gunmen killed in a firefight on the morning of Dec. 26 with Israeli soldiers. The IDF said he used a pistol to fire at soldiers from the roof of a house, and was killed after he entered the house and armed himself with a rifle.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Unarmed teenager killed during clashes between IDF troops and stone throwers in Nablus after a gunfight with Tanzim militants. Witnesses said the teenager was carrying books and was not involved in stone-throwing.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Undercover Border Police troops killed Jamal Yehia, 31, head of one of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade's cells in the Tulkarm.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Jamal Nader Yehia
Age:
31
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Israeli soldiers killed Jamal Nader, 28, a local leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade. Israeli military officials said he headed the local al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, which is associated with the Fatah movement and has acknowledged sending suicide bombers to Israel and helping organize an attack on the Nov. 11 Metzer kibbutz in which a gunman killed five Israelis.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 25, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli soldiers killed a senior Hamas militant in the northern West Bank city of Nablus Palestinian and Israeli sources said.

Further Details
An Israeli military official said Abu Hawash was killed in an exchange of fire when he and another Hamas militant opened fire on Israeli troops patrolling a residential area of Nablus.

The Washington Post reported: "An Israeli military spokesman said Abu Hawash was shot as he leapt from the first-floor window of a building that troops were about to storm because militants were believed to be inside. "The spokesman said another Palestinian man then dragged Abu Hawash back into the building and refused to give himself up, despite repeated demands by the soldiers. Medical treatment was denied, the spokesman said, because the other man in the building, who soldiers believed was armed, refused to surrender. Neither man fired on the soldiers, the spokesman said.

"'We can't just give medical treatment to a terrorist inside an apartment . . . when we know he's armed," said a spokesman for the Israeli Central Command, which has authority over Nablus operations. "They know at any time they can give themselves up, raise a white flag or get out -- they won't be hurt. In this case, these guys knew what they were doing.'

"The spokesman said soldiers stormed the building at about 5 a.m., an hour or two after Abu Hawash was shot. They found his body and arrested one other man in the building they described as a militant. The spokesman said two guns and some ammunition were found in the building."

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Ibrahim Abu Hawash
Age:
33
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Ibrahim Abu Hawash, a senior Hamas militant, was killed when Israeli troops raided his hideout in Nablus according to Palestinian sources. An Israeli military official said Abu Hawash was killed in an exchange of fire when he and another Hamas militant opened fire on Israeli troops patrolling a residential area of Nablus.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Reuters

 


Attempted Infiltration - Dec 25, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Netzarim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
The bodies of two Palestinians armed with rifles and grenades were found on the morning of 26 Dec. in the Gaza Strip. The two men were shot by IDF troops thre previous night as they attempted to infiltrate the settlement of Netzarim.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Assem Al-Sussi
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
The bodies of two Palestinians armed with rifles and grenades were found on the morning of 26 Dec. in the Gaza Strip. The two men were shot by IDF troops thre previous night as they attempted to infiltrate the settlement of Netzarim.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
Hamas said that one of their fighters was shot dead by Israeli soldiers when he was planting explosives on Israeli tanks guarding the Jewish settlement of Netzarim in southern Gaza Strip
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
The bodies of two Palestinians armed with rifles and grenades were found on the morning of 26 Dec. in the Gaza Strip. The two men were shot by IDF troops thre previous night as they attempted to infiltrate the settlement of Netzarim.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 


Unknown - Dec 24, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Artillery
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Erez Crossing, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
IDF troops fired a tank shell at suspicious figures approaching a border fence at the Erez crossing. A Palestinian teenager was killed, and three men were wounded.

Sources:

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Breaka
Age:
14
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Lahiya
Profile:
Mohammed Breaka was killed when Israeli soldiers fired a tank shell at a group of Palestinians between the Karni and Erez crossings with Israel, killing one man and wounding three others, Palestinian hospital officials said.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Unknown - Dec 23, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli troops killed two Hamas activists, including a leading militia man near the West Bank town of Jenin, Palestinian security officials said.

Further Details
The two men were riding on a tractor from Burkin to Jenin when they were confronted by an Israeli patrol, the Palestinian security officials said. Members of the patrol and soldiers in a nearby jeep opened fire, security officials said. One of those killed, Shaman Sobih, 28, was a senior militiaman in the northern West Bank and was on Israel's wanted list. Sobih's home in the village of Burkin near Jenin was blown up by Israeli troops two months ago. An explosives belt ready for use was found in the men's possession The second man was identified as Mustafa Fash, a Hamas activist.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Shuman Subih
Age:
29
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Burkin
Profile:
Shuman Subuh, 29, was a senior militiaman in the northern West Bank was killed, according to the Palestinian, by IDF patrol as he and another activist were riding on a tractor from Burkin to Jenin.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mustafa kash
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Brukin
Profile:
Mustafa Kash, a Hamas activist was killed, according to the Palestinian, by IDF patrol as he and another activist were riding on a tractor from Burkin to Jenin.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
AP reported his last name as Fash.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Dec 20, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Morag settlement,, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian hurled hand grenades and fired shots at an IDF armored personnel carrier at the Morag settlement, in the southern Gaza Strip. An IDF soldier was lightly injured. The IDF returned fire, and the Palestinian attacker was killed.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mihsen Japar
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Japar was shot dead after he threw grenades and fired at troops at the heavily-guarded Jewish settlement of Morag, wounding one soldier on 20 Dec 02.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Reuters

 


Terror Attack - Dec 20, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
Bus
 
Location:
Netanya, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
In the central Israeli city of Netanya, police defused a bomb designed to be detonated by a signal from a cellular telephone after the device was found at a bus stop.

Sources:
Reuters

Crossfire - Dec 20, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A 12-year-old Palestinian girl was killed in Rafah in a gunfight between the Israel Defense Forces and local residents.

Further Details
The girl was hit inside her home by IDF fire as a result of a gunfire exchange between IDF soldiers and Palestinians in the area, Palestinian sources said.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Hanin Abu-Samah
Age:
12
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Hanin Abu-Samah was killed in Rafah in a gunfight between the Israel Defense Forces and local residents.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Dec 20, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Religious Figure
 
Location:
Netzer Hazani, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Rabbi Yitzhak Arameh, 40, the rabbi of Netzer Hazani, was killed Friday in a terror attack in the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
About 10:30 A.M. Friday morning, after the Arameh family left their Gush Katif home and set out for the Afula area, a Palestinian terrorist some 150 meters from the road opened fire and hit the rabbi in his chest. None of the others in the vehicle were hurt. The rabbi managed to continue another four kilometers on the journey, and reached the Kissufim junction.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Yitzhak Arameh
Age:
40
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Netzer Hazani
Profile:
Rabbi Yitzhak Arameh, 40, the rabbi of Netzer Hazani, was killed Friday in a terror attack in the Gaza Strip. Yitzhak Arameh was named Netzer Hazani's rabbi seven years ago. Residents of the settlement said he was an exceptionally modest and generous person who provided help to anyone who needed it, on a wide variety of matters. "He had astounding knowledge of the Torah and Jewish sources," said his brother-in-law, Gadi Ohana, who also lives in Gush Katif.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Dec 19, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Dir al-Balah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 7
Details:
Israeli troops raided the town of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip in search of wanted militants, and demolished several buildings. Witnesses said a gunman who shot at the soldiers, was killed. Hospital officials said seven other people were wounded in the exchange of fire.

Further Details
Soldiers arrested 10 Palestinians and demolished two other houses in which firearms, including mortar shells, had been found. A Palestinian gunman was killed as a result of gunfire during the raid.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Majdi Mousa
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Dir al-Balah
Profile:
Mousa, a gunman who shot at Israeli soldiers, was killed in a gunbattle with troops.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 


Crossfire - Dec 19, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian sources reported that an 11-year-old Palestinian girl was shot to death In the Gaza Strip town of Rafah during a gunfight between IDF troops and armed Palestinian militants.

Further Details
Palestinians said soldiers stationed at the Tarmit military outpost on the border with Egypt opened fire at a gunmen shooting from a residential area, adding one of the gunshots hit the child in the chest. According to relatives, she was watching a passing funeral prossesion from a third-floor window when she was hit. Several of those in the funeral procession were firing in the air at the time and it is unclear who fired the shots that killed the child.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Nadda Maddi
Age:
11
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Palestinian sources reported that Nadda Maddi, 11, was shot to death In the Gaza Strip town of Rafah during a gunfight between IDF troops and armed Palestinian militants. According to relatives, she was watching a passing funeral prossesion from a third-floor window when she was hit.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 


Crossfire - Dec 18, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
During an exchange of fire in Rafah, a fifteen year-old Palestinian boy was killed by crossfire. The army said its troops were under attack and that a soldier was wounded in the exchange.

Sources:
LA Times

    Casualties:

Name:
Alaa Sghedi
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Fifteen-year-old Alaa Sdoodi was hit by crossfire on a street in Rafah on 18 Dec 02.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
LA Times

 


Initiated Military Operation - Dec 18, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 2
Details:
16 year-old youth was killed by IDF fire in the Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis.

Further Details
Witnesses said that IDF tanks fired shells a building in the Al-Amal neighborhood of the town, killing a 16 year-old boy and wounding a 12-year-old Palestinian boy and a woman.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Jawad Issam Zidan
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Yunis
Profile:
Jawad Issam Zidan,15-year-old boy was killed as IDF tanks fired shells a building in the Al-Amal neighborhood of the town of Khan Yunis.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Comments:
According to his family, he was sleeping inside his home at the time.Israeli sources said Zeidan was killed while shooting at an Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip from an abandoned house.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Attempted Infiltration - Dec 16, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Beit Hanoun area, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
In the northern Gaza Strip, Israeli soldiers shot dead two Hamas fighters who were trying to infiltrate Israel in the Beit Hanoun area, Israeli military officials and Palestinian witnesses said.

Further Details
A local farmer near Beit Hanoun said that a gun battle had raged for hours. The bodies were found in the morning, military officials said, along with grenades, ammunition and bombs the men were carrying.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Abdel Karim Rateb Shabat
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Hamas militant Abdel-Karim Rateb Shabat, 19, was killed by IDF gunfire after trying to infiltrate Israel in the Beit Hanoun area.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Mohammed Adwan
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Mohammed Adwan, 18, was killed by IDF gunfire after trying to infiltrate Israel in the Beit Hanoun area.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 16, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF Troops shot dead an armed Palestinian near the southern Gaza town of Rafah But the suspected bomber killed by troops in the Gaza Strip turned out not to have been carrying explosives but had rushed an army patrol at night in an area off limits to Palestinians.

Further Details
In an initial report Israeli security sources said the man was shot from a distance of about 10 yards as he ran toward soldiers, who thought he was a suicide bomber with explosives strapped to his body.

Sources:
AFP, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Eid Abu Helal
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Eid Abu Helal, 22, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers as he ran towards an army post. Soldiers opened fire, suspecting he was a suicide bomber. The IDF said that the Palestinian rushed up to within 10 metres (yards) of a military post before being shot down.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
AFP

 


Unknown - Dec 16, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Neve Dekalim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli soldiers shot a man near the Jewish settlement of Neve Delakim in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
His family said he was a farmer and had been hit when he went out to inspect his irrigation system on his land. But an Israeli army spokesman said that he was one of three gunmen who opened fire on the Neve Delakim settlement.

Sources:
BBC News

    Casualties:

Name:
Hassan Abu Shalulah
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Unknown
Profile:
Hassan Shalulah was shot dead by IDF soldiers near the Jewish settlement of Neve Delakim in the south of the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said he was a farmer, but Israel said he had opened fire at an army post in the settlement.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
BBC news, AFP

 


Work Accident - Dec 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
El Bureij camp, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A senior Islamic Jihad member was killed in an apparent accident in the El-Bureij refugee camp when the bomb he was preparing blew up prematurely.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
El-Buriej
Profile:
A senior Islamic Jihad member killed in an apparent accident in the El-Bureij refugee camp when the bomb he was preparing blew up prematurely.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Initiated Military Operation - Dec 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
village of Thabra - Bethlehem, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian militant near the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

Further Details
Israeli military sources said troops killed an armed Palestinian in an exchange of fire in the village of Thabra, south of Bethlehem, when he tried to evade capture. But Palestinian witnesses said troops surrounded a house where Jadallah Shoka, 32, an Islamic Jihad member, was hiding and killed him in a barrage of gunfire before arresting three other men inside. They said the Israelis never came under fire.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Jadallah Shoka
Age:
32
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
village of Thabra - Bethlehem
Profile:
Jadallah Shoka, 32, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the village of Thabra near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Reuters

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nur al Shams refugee camp, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF troops operating in the Nur al Shams refugee camp, south of Tul Karm, shot dead a local leader of the Hamas military wing.

Further Details
An undercover unit of the Border Police found him in a closet and he was killed when he attempted to draw a weapon on the troops.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Tareq Abed Rabbo
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nur al Shams refugee camp,
Profile:
Tareq Abed Rabbo, a local leader of the Hamas military wing, was shot dead by IDF troops operating in the Nur al Shams refugee camp, south of Tul Karm.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Attempted Infiltration - Dec 12, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Gush Katif, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli soldiers shot and killed an armed Palestinian as he tried to cut the perimeter fence of a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
The incident began before dawn when troops spotted two Palestinians wearing flak jackets and carrying automatic rifles near the settlement, Lt. Col. Avi Oved said. One of the men was cutting the fence, Oved said. "The forces fired on him and killed him ... The other one was apparently behind and managed to flee," he said. "Their goal was definitely to get into one of the settlements."

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Nael Abu Lebdah
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan yunis
Profile:
Nael Abu Lebdah, a PLFP member was killed as he tried to cut the perimeter fence of a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Guerilla Attack - Dec 12, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed at a roadblock near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The two soldiers, male and female, were part of a Military Police unit guarding the area.

Further Details
The incident occurred at about 8 P.M. when the soldiers from the Sahleb unit of the Military Police were guarding a position near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Initial investigation of the attack suggests that two armed militants opened fire against the two soldiers at very close range, leaving them no chance to return fire. The female soldier was killed almost instantly while the male soldier died a short while later.

Sources:
Ha`aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Keren Yakobi
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hadera
Profile:
Cpl. Keren Yakobi,19, was shot in the head as she walked with another comrade near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the ancient divided city of Hebron. Yakobi was the first woman soldier to die in combat during two years of fighting, the army. However, two female border guard soldiers have been killed in combat since the fighting began.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha`aretz

 

Name:
Maor Kalfon
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kiryat Yam
Profile:
Sgt. Maor Kalfon, 19, from Kiryat Yam was shot in the head as he walked with another comrade near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the ancient divided city of Hebron.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Israel

 


Initiated Military Operation - Dec 12, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Border fence near the Karni crossing, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 5
Injured: 0
Details:
Five unarmed Palestinians were killed by Israel Defense Forces fire as they tried to cross the security fence into Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
The five unarmed Palestinians, apparently trying to get work in Israel, were killed by a tank shell late Tuesday night as they tried scaling the security fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, but their bodies were only found during a search. The dead men were identified as: Muhamad Fahmi, 21; Assaf al-Astal, 20; Ahmed Muhammad al-Astal, 31; Ahmed Fares al-Astal, 19; and Muhammad Adel al-Astal, 25, the brother of Assaf. "An army force identified several suspicious figures crawling toward the border fence near the Karni crossing overnight," said an IDF source. "This area is barred to Palestinian traffic and there were specific warnings that an infiltration attempt would be carried out in this area. They were found with ladders, apparently having planned to get over the border fence, but no weapons were found," the source added.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Muhammad Fahmi al-Astal
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Yunis
Profile:
Was killed by Israel Defense Forces fire along with another four Palestinians as he tried to cross the security fence into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
AP, New York Times

 

Name:
Assaf al-Astal
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Yunis
Profile:
Was killed by Israel Defense Forces fire along with another four Palestinians as he tried to cross the security fence into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
AP, New York Times

 

Name:
Muhammad Adel al-Astal
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Yunis
Profile:
Was killed by Israel Defense Forces fire along with another four Palestinians as he tried to cross the security fence into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
AP, New York Times

 

Name:
Ahmed Fares al-Astal
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Yunis
Profile:
Was killed by Israel Defense Forces fire along with another four Palestinians as he tried to cross the security fence into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
New York Times

 

Name:
Ahmed Muhammad al-Astal
Age:
31
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Yunis
Profile:
Was killed by Israel Defense Forces fire along with another four Palestinians as he tried to cross the security fence into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
AP, New York Times

 


Attempted Infiltration - Dec 12, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Kisufim Checkpoint, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian gunman who crossed from the seaside strip into Israel and opened fire on soldiers, the army said.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian gunman who crossed from the seaside strip into Israel and opened fire on soldiers chasing him, the army said.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Reuters

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 10, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Balata refugee camp, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF troops killed a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror suspect at the Balata refugee camp, near Nablus.

Further Details
A Paratrooper commando unit killed the Popular Front man, who was suspected of planning an upcoming suicide terror attack. IDF sources said that after the soldiers entered a home in the Balata camp, he tried to escape by climbing up to its roof. The soldiers fired at Badra in accord with IDF directives for stopping suspects, the IDF sources say. Three other Palestinian suspects were detained in the Balata neighborhood.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Osama Hassan Ali Badra
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Balata refugee camp
Profile:
Osama Hassan Ali Badra, a suspected Palestinian militant , was shot dead by IDF after trying to escape an arrest.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 10, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli troops killed a suspected Palestinian militant who had been accused of planning an attack on an Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip. They arrested 25 other Palestinians in sweeps there and in the West Bank

Further Details
In the Gaza Strip, just outside the Palestinian town of Khan Yunis, Israeli soldiers on a predawn patrol shot and killed Yasin al-Rah, a suspected member of the militant group Hamas, as he threw objects at troops from atop an apartment building. News reports stated that Mr. Rah had tossed explosives at the troops, but a military spokesman said tonight that Mr. Rah had been throwing bricks. The spokesman said Israeli soldiers found a rifle and a bag filled with pipe bombs next to his body. A second, unidentified man was arrested during the fight, in which the Israeli troops came under fire, the spokesman said.

Sources:
New York Times

    Casualties:

Name:
Yasin al-Rah
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Israeli soldiers on a predawn patrol shot and killed Yasin al-Rah, a suspected member of the militant group Hamas, as he threw objects at troops from atop an apartment building on 10 Dec 02.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
New York Times

 


Unknown - Dec 9, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 2
Details:
A 25-year-old woman was shot dead, and her husband and her mother were wounded, by troops as they drove along a dark road in defiance of a dusk-to-dawn military curfew near the city of Nablus,, Palestinian security sources said.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Rehaneh Hesham Kilani
Age:
25
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Rehaneh Hesham Kilani, 25, was shot dead by troops and her husband and her mother were wounded as they drove along a dark road in defiance of a dusk-to-dawn military curfew near the city of Nablus,, Palestinian security sources said.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Reuters

 


Unknown - Dec 9, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Tulkarem, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli troops shot and killed a 28-year-old mentally disabled Palestinian, at a military checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarem.

Further Details
The army said soldiers opened fire when the man refused an order to halt and started running toward them.

Sources:
AP

    Casualties:

Name:
Basel al-Koa
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarem
Profile:
Basel al-Koa, a mentally disabled Palestinian was killed by the Israeli troops at a military checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarem.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
AP

 


Unknown - Dec 8, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
Israeli troops killed a Palestinian woman and wounded three of her children as they walked through a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
Palestinian witnesses said that the woman, her teenage daughter and two young sons were walking to their home in Rafah on a road near the border fence separating Gaza from Egypt when Israeli troops opened fire from a position nearby. The group had been walking home after visiting another household in the camp, the Palestinian sources said. An Israeli military source said soldiers in the area had opened fire on a group of armed Palestinians who were seen approaching a Jewish settlement. The source said the army was checking whether the two incidents were related.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Nahla Aqel
Age:
41
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Nahla Aqel, 41, was killed by Israeli troops in Rafah. According to Palestinian witnesses, she was killed while she was walking to her home.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Comments:
According to Ha'aretz she was 36
Sources:
Reuters

 


Initiated Military Operation - Dec 6, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Al-Bureij refugee camp, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 10
Injured: 0
Details:
Ten palestinians were killed by Israeli troops backed by tanks and helicopters who raided on Al-Bureij refugee camp.

Further Details
The IDF incursion was aimed at arresting and demolishing the home of Aiman Shasniyeh, a local leader for the People's Committee, who the military believes was behind a bomb attack on a Merkava-3 tank that killed three soldiers in March. Another operative involved in the attack, Mustafh Sabah, was killed in a targeted assassination on Thursday. A gunbattle broke out when IDF forces were exposed as they surrounded Shasniyeh's home. Two Palestinian were killed in the initial clashes. Shasniyeh was not at home, but IDF forces demolished the house and arrested two occupants, one of them Shasniyeh's brother. The clashes continued and a number of armed Palestinians were killed and an Israeli soldier was injured. The commander of the force, Colonel Eimad Farres, said that as the troops were pulling out they spotted an ambush a few hundred meters away. Fares ordered a helicopter to a fire a missile at the Palestinians. A number of Palestinians were killed by the missile fire and 12 people including two children were injured.

Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Osama Hassan Tahrawi
Age:
31
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
Hassan Tahrawi, a UNRWA employee and a school attendant was killed in the IDF raid on Al-Bureij refugee camp. His two brother were also killed.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Marwan Tahrawi
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
Marwan Tahrawi, Mr Tahrawi's 15-year-old cousin, was killed in the IDF raid on Al-Bureij refugee camp.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
unknown Tahrawi
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian was killed in the IDF raid on Al-Bureij refugee camp.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ahlam Riziq Kandil
Age:
31
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
Ahlam Riziq Kandil, 31, a UNRWA employee and a female elementary school teacher was killed in the IDF raid on Al-Bureij refugee camp.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian gunman killed in the gunbattle which broke out during the IDF operation in Al-Bureij refugee camp.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian gunman killed in the gunbattle which broke out during the IDF operation in Al-Bureij refugee camp.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian gunman killed in the gunbattle which broke out during the IDF operation in Al-Bureij refugee camp.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian gunman killed in the gunbattle which broke out during the IDF operation in Al-Bureij refugee camp.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian gunman killed in the gunbattle which broke out during the IDF operation in Al-Bureij refugee camp.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Bureij refugee camp
Profile:
A Palestinian killed in the gunbattle which broke out during the IDF operation in Al-Bureij refugee camp.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Dec 6, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Silat a- Hartiya village, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian Islamic Jihad activist was shot dead by IDF soldiers after trying to escape from them in the village of Silat a- Hartiya in Jenin.

Further Details
According to IDF, the militant planed an attack in israel.

Sources:
Yediot Aharonot

    Casualties:

Name:
Abed al- Omri
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Silat a- Hartiya village
Profile:
Abed al- Omri, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad activist was shot dead by IDF soldiers after trying to escape from them in the village of Silat a- Hartiya in Jenin. According to IDF, the he planed an attack in israel.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Yediot Aharonot

 


Initiated Military Operation - Dec 4, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tufah village, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF troops conducting searches for fugitives in caves near the village Taffuh west of Hebron shot and killed two Islamic Jihad men in a lengthy gunbattle. Inside the cave where the gunmen hid, security forces found weapons and other equipment that showed they were prepared to stay for a long time.

Further Details
Soldiers were searching caves in the area of the Tufah village near Hebron, when shots were fired at them from one of the caves. Two terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire, and none of the soldiers were hurt. Israel Radio reported that the two were members of the radical Islamic Jihad organization.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Hashem Asrour
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Ahmed Hashem Asrour, was the brother of a gunman who killed 12 Israelis last month in a nighttime ambush in Hebron.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Sami Masahwer
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian gunman killed, along with another militant, after oppening fire on IDF soldiers in the area of the Tufah village.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Targeted Killing - Dec 4, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Gaza City, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 5
Details:
Mustafa Sabah, 34, a bombmaker and the mastermind of three attacks against Merkava tanks in the Gaza Strip that killed seven soldiers, was killed in a pinpoint Israeli helicopter attack in Gaza City.

Further Details
IAF Apache helicopters fired a number of missiles at a room in the Palestinian Authority Preventive Security headquarters compound, killing Sabah and wounding five others. Unlike an attempt earlier in the week to hit a senior Islamic Jihad fugitive in Jabalya, the air force had accurate intelligence information regarding Sabah's whereabouts.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Mustafa Ahmad Sabah
Age:
34
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Sabah, a senior member of the Popular Resistance Committee, an umbrella group of terrorist organizations founded two years ago, was the right-hand man of the committee's leader Jimal Abu Samhadna, and was involved in numerous bomb, shooting, and mortar attacks against civilians and soldiers. Security officials said Sabah was involved daily in producing bombs and mortar shells.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Internecine Violence - Dec 4, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Sheikh Radwan neighborhood - Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian police officer and his son were killed in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza when Hamas and Fatah gunmen attacked each other with automatic weapons, hand grenades, and explosives.

Further Details
The clashes began when Fatah supporters tried to prevent members of Hamas from writing graffiti on the occasion of the Muslim feast of Id al-Fitr. It was not immediately clear if Allam Jabin and his father took part in the fighting, although witnesses said both were unarmed.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, AP

    Casualties:

Name:
Issam Ghubun
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Sheikh Radwan neighborhood - Gaza
Profile:
Issam Ghubun, a Palestinian police officer was killed in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza when Hamas and Fatah gunmen attacked each other with automatic weapons, hand grenades, and explosives. His sun was also killed in the fight. and his 13-year-old son, Allamn,
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, AP

 

Name:
Allam Ghubun
Age:
13
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Sheikh Radwan neighborhood - Gaza
Profile:
Allam Ghubun, 13, was killed in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza when Hamas and Fatah gunmen attacked each other with automatic weapons, hand grenades, and explosives. His father was also killed in the fight.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, AP

 


Roadblock Confrontation - Dec 3, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
north of Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An IDF soldier shot and killed a 95-year-old Palestinian woman driving in a forbidden area.

Further Details
According to an initial IDF investigation, the soldier operated contrary to rules of engagement, with the cab in which the woman was travelling posing no danger to him or other soldiers. The shooting happened on the dirt road between the Surda and Ayosh junctions, north of Ramallah, an area known in army slang as Chaos Road, because of the press of Palestinians forced to cross on foot to reach their destinations, though the army has long since declared the area off limits to Palestinians. A group of conscripts from the armored corps arrived Tuesday afternoon to disperse the throngs, as well as a group of taxis that routinely waits at the scene for passengers. The dispersion involved incidents, including one in which the soldiers claimed a taxi tried to run them down. The driver and passenger were arrested. An hour later, one of the drivers began heading onto the road forbidden to Palestinians. A soldier who noticed, fired a warning shot in the air and when the taxi didn't stop, he fired at its tires. But according to Channel Two, he fired 17 bullets and kept shooting while running, a particularly inaccurate procedure. a 95-year-old Ramallah woman, was killed. On March 31, 2003, The IDF served an indictment against the IDF soldier in a Central Command military court. According to the indictment, the solider is accused of negligently causing the death of a civilian on December 3, 2002 near the Surda turn. He was also accused of carrying and using a weapon without proper authorization and without employing the required safety precautions. The indictment charges that during a routine security operation in which the soldier was riding in a jeep, he fired 17 rounds from his personal M-16 rifle. Several shots were fired in the air and several were fired at the taxi.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Fatma Obeid
Age:
95
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramalla
Profile:
Fatma Obeid, a 95-year-old Ramallah woman, was killed while IDF soldier fired warning shots to force the taxi, which she was travelling with, away from a road the army had closed to Palestinian drivers.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Crossfire - Dec 2, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
TulKarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
A Palestinian bystander was shot and killed during a gunbattle in the center of Tul Karm between Palestinian militants and Israeli troops attempting to arrest them.

Further Details
According to a member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the members of the group opened fire at the troops when they emerged from unmarked cars. One of the militants was lightly wounded when the troops shot back. The military said soldiers fired at Palestinians pelting them with firebombs.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
TulKarm
Profile:
A Palestinian bystander was shot and killed during a gunbattle in the center of Tul Karm between Palestinian militants and Israeli troops attempting to arrest them.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Dec 2, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 20
Details:
In Jenin, soldiers shot and killed a teenager during a clash.

Further Details
Troops backed by two tanks and two armored vehicles opened fire on Palestinians shopping for food ahead of the Eid el-Fitr holiday. Israeli military sources said troops had been sent to enforce a curfew and returned fire after armed men shot at them. The sources said soldiers shot dead a youth who climbed onto an armored vehicle. "They were worried he was carrying a bomb or had an explosive belt," one military source said. But witnesses said Mo'taz Abu al-Doom, 15, was killed while working at his family's cigarette stand. They also said Palestinian gunmen shot back only after the Israelis opened fire first.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Mo'taz Abu al-Doom
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Mo'taz Abu al-Doom, 15, was shot dead by IDF soldiers during clashes which evolved in the city market. witnesses said he was killed while working at his family's cigarette stand.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Reuters

 


Terror Attack - Dec 2, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Infiltration
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Netzarim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 1
Details:
An IDF soldier was lightly wounded and an armed Palestinian was killed after the gunman tried to infiltrate into the Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim. The gunman was wearing an IDF uniform and carried a Kalashnikov rifle and three hand grenades.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian gunman who was killed after tring to infiltrate into the Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim. The gunman was wearing an IDF uniform and carried a Kalashnikov rifle and three hand grenades.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Dec 2, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Mortar Attack
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Erez industrial zone, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 9
Details:
A Palestinian was killed when Islamic Jihad fired two mortars at the Erez industrial zone in the Gaza Strip, hitting laborers coming home from work. Nine others were injured.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Khaled Naser
Age:
35
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Khaled Naser, 35, was killed when Islamic Jihad fired two mortars at the Erez industrial zone in the Gaza Strip, hitting laborers coming home from work. Nine others were injured.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Nov 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 11
Details:
Two Palestinians were killed in the course of an Israeli military operation in Gaza. One of the men was said to have been hit by crossfire while standing on his balcony during a fierce gun battle between IDF soldiers and Palestinian gunmen. The other was the father of an Islamic Jihad activist whose house was demolished by Israeli troops. Palestinian witnesses said that his body was found in the rubble afterward but were unsure why he had not left the house when the rest of the family departed.

Further Details
Palestinian witnesses said there were fierce exchanges of fire between Palestinians and Israeli troops during the three-hour incursion. They said the dead man was an innocent bystander, watching events from the balcony of his home. The army said its soldiers fired at and hit armed Palestinians. Hours after the army withdrew from the town, Palestinians found the body of 70-year-old Ashour Dab under the rubble of one of the three homes the army demolished, Palestinian witnesses and civil emergency officials said. They said Dab may not have had time to flee his house before the demolition due to his old age.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Ashour Dab
Age:
70
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Lahiya
Profile:
The other was the father of an Islamic Jihad activist whose house was demolished by Israeli troops. Palestinian witnesses said that his body was found in the rubble afterward but were unsure why he had not left the house when the rest of the family departed.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Mahmud Jaradat
Age:
32
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Lahiya
Profile:
Mahmud Jaradat said to have been hit by crossfire while standing on his balcony during a fierce gun battle between IDF soldiers and Palestinian gunmen.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, Accosiated Press

 


Roadblock Confrontation - Nov 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Karni Crossing, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
A 16-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed and another boy was wounded while nearing a border fence on their way home from school in the Gaza Strip, witnesses and hospital officials said.

Further Details
Palestinian witnesses said several youths were walking about 700 meters from an Israeli army outpost at the Karni Crossing east of Gaza City when soldiers fired at them. A 16-year-old boy died after he was hit in the abdomen and leg, hospital officials said. A second boy was hit with a bullet in the back, they said, and was hospitalized. Military sources said soldiers fired warning shots in the air at the teens when they neared a border fence but didn't think anyone was injured. They said an investigation was started after learning that someone had been killed.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Hatim Al-ijla
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Palestinian witnesses said several youths were walking about 700 meters from an Israeli army outpost at the Karni Crossing east of Gaza City when soldiers fired at them. A 16-year-old boy died after he was hit in the abdomen and leg, hospital officials said. A second boy was hit with a bullet in the back, they said, and was hospitalized.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Terror Attack - Nov 29, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Dolah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 4
Details:
Two Palestinian gunmen, reportedly belonging to the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, fired on the Jewish settlement of Dolah in southern Gaza, wounding two Thai workers and an Israeli. One of the gunman also was killed in the attack.

Further Details
One of the Thai workers, Serm Sa-inglam, was shot in the leg and discharged after treatment in an Israeli hospital. The other Thai worker, Prajak Srisalo, was reported in serious condition after he was shot in the abdomen.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Salem Shahwan
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Salem Shahwan was killed when he raided the Gush Katif Jewish settlement, wounding two Israeli and two foreign workers on November 30, 2002.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Associated Press, Reuters

 


Terror Attack - Nov 28, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Beit She'an, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 6
Injured: 43
Details:
Six people were killed and 43 wounded in a Palestinian terror attack on the Likud headquarters in Beit She'an yesterday afternoon, as rank-and-file party members were there to vote in the primaries.

Further Details
The two terrorists, who apparently came from the nearby northern West Bank and arrived in the east Jezreel Valley town in a stolen Mazda sedan, were gunned down by an off-duty Border Patrolman who lived nearby, heard the shooting, grabbed his rifle, and ran to the scene.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Haim Amar
Age:
56
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Beit She'an
Profile:
Haim Amar, 56, of Beit She'an was one of six people killed when two terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the Likud polling station in Beit She'an, where party members were casting their votes in the Likud primary. Haim Amar, who had been active in the local Likud branch for 18 years, had come to the polling station at 1:00 P.M. to cast his vote but returned later to help out, and was killed by the terrorists. Haim had worked for 22 years in the Israel Prison Service, serving among others as commander of the jail in Jenin. After retiring from service nine years ago, he worked for the Amidar public housing company and later in a pharmaceutical plant in the Afula area. He had not worked for the past three years because of ill health.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Ehud (Yehuda) Avitan
Age:
54
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Beit She'an
Profile:
Ehud (Yehuda) Avitan, 54, of Beit She'an was one of six people killed when two terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the Likud polling station in Beit She'an, where party members were casting their votes in the Likud primary. Ehud Avitan, known to all as Yehuda, had retired a few months ago after working for many years for the Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq. He was a family man, who worked hard all his life to provide a good life and education for his children. After retiring, he was looking forward to enjoying life. On the day of the Likud primary, although an avid party member, he hesitated whether to go and vote. Friends convinced him to go, and he was killed.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Mordechai Avraham
Age:
44
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Beit She'an
Profile:
Mordechai Avraham, 44, of Beit She'an was one of six people killed when two terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the Likud polling station in Beit She'an, where party members were casting their votes in the Likud primary. A practical engineer by profession, Motti Avraham was a member of the Beit She'an city council, the city where he was born and raised. "Politics was his whole life," said a neighbor. As local representative for Benjamin Netanyahu in the primaries, he had spent the morning at the Likud party office, and then gone home for lunch. He returned in the afternoon and was killed in the attack.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Ya'acov Lary
Age:
35
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Beit She'an
Profile:
Ya'acov Lary, 35, of Beit She'an was one of six people killed when two terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the Likud polling station in Beit She'an, where party members were casting their votes in the Likud primary. Ya'acov Lary was born in Beit She'an, one of nine children in a religious family. He married Ilanit just nine months ago, and they were expecting their first child. Ya'acov worked during the past few years at the archeological excavations near Beit She'an. His brother, Rafi, served as deputy mayor of Beit She'an. After visiting his mother, Ya'acov went to the Likud branch to vote and was shot and killed at the entrance.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
David Peretz
Age:
48
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Beit She'an
Profile:
David Peretz, 48, of Beit She'an was one of six people killed when two terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the Likud polling station in Beit She'an, where party members were casting their votes in the Likud primary. David Peretz - "Dido" - worked for many years as a truck and taxi driver, and in recent years as a handyman. Everyone in Beit She'an knew of his skill, and whenever anything in the house was broken, they said, "Let's call Dido." He was at the Likud polling station, serving as secretary of the station, when he was killed by the terrorists who burst into the room.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Shaul Zilberstein
Age:
36
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Upper Nazareth
Profile:
Shaul Zilberstein, 36, of Upper Nazareth was one of six people killed when two terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the Likud polling station in Beit She'an, where party members were casting their votes in the Likud primary. Shaul Zilberstein, who had recently completed a tour of reserve army duty in the territories, was serving as a security guard at the Likud polling station when he was shot and killed on his 36th birthday. Shaul immigrated to Israel from Romania in 1988 with his older sister, Michaela. They were later joined by their mother, Mathilda.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Omar Abu Rub
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jalaboun
Profile:
One of the two Palestinian terrorists who carried out the attack at a voting station in Beit She'an on 28 Nov 02. Six Israelis were killed and more than 40 wounded. Both attackers were killed by a Border Policeman who lived nearby.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
New York Times

 

Name:
Yousef Abu Rub
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jalaboun
Profile:
One of the two Palestinian terrorists who carried out the attack at a voting station in Beit She'an on 28 Nov 02. Six Israelis were killed and more than 40 wounded. Both attackers were killed by an off-duty Border Policeman who lived nearby.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
New York Times

 


Unknown - Nov 27, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Beit Sahur Junction, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 33-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli troops near the Beit Sahur junction, east of Bethlehem.

Further Details
According to Palestinian sources, Abiya and another man had been in a car when they encountered an Israel Defense Forces unit that shot at the vehicle.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ataf Abiya
Age:
33
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Bethlehem
Profile:
33-year-old Ataf Abiya was shot dead by Israeli troops near the Beit Sahur junction, east of Bethlehem. According to Palestinian sources, Abiya and another man had been in a car when they encountered an Israel Defense Forces unit that shot at the vehicle.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Nov 27, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 24-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead by soldiers in the Askar refugee camp in Nablus during a curfew.

Further Details
According to Palestinian sources, Jihad Natur had been walking the streets of the camp banging a drum when troops spotted him and shot him. Military sources said Natur had been shot after he had violated the curfew imposed on the camp, Another Palestinian curfew violator had been arrested, the sources added. Jihad Natur had volunteered to knock on doors in the Askar refugee camp in Nablus, waking people before dawn to eat something and go to prayers before the start of the day's Ramadan fast.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Jihad Natur
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Jihad Natur was shot dead in the Askar refugee camp in Nablus by IDF soldiers enforcing a curfew. He had volunteered to knock on doors in the Askar refugee camp in Nablus, waking people before dawn to eat something and go to prayers before the start of the day's Ramadan fast.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Nov 27, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Car Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Nisanit, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A car bomb blew up on the Palestinian side of the District Coordinating Office near Nisanit in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, killing the driver and setting fire to a caravan, but failing to damage a nearby IDF position that seemed its likely target.

Further Details
The Erez Battalion commander, identified only as Lt.-Col. Yossi, told reporters that a car with Palestinian plates drove toward the DCO close to 8:30 a.m. and then sped toward the gate, exploding as it hit the gate, setting fire to the immediate area. Except for the bomber, there were no casualties. "Inside the car was the body of the [bomber] and mortar shells that Border Police sappers later defused," Lt.-Col. Yossi said.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Muhammad Muhand Ismail Mahdi
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Activist from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who carried out an attempted carbombing of the Gaza DCO office on 28 Nov 02
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Violent Clash - Nov 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Dir al-Balah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian gunman was killed during a gun battle that took place when IDF troops demolished the home of a wanted terrorist in the Gazan town of Dir al-Balah early yesterday morning.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Dir al-Balah
Profile:
A Palestinian gunman was killed during a gun battle that took place when IDF troops demolished the home of a wanted terrorist in the Gazan town of Dir al-Balah early yesterday morning.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Attempted Infiltration - Nov 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafiah Yam, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian gunman was killed by The Israel Defense Forces as he approached the southern Gaza settlement of Rafiah Yam.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian gunman was killed by The Israel Defense Forces as he approached the southern Gaza settlement of Rafiah Yam.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Unclaimed Killing - Nov 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Two leaders of militant Palestinian organisations were killed in an explosion in a West Bank house. Eye-witnesses originally said the explosion, late on Tuesday, was caused by a missile fired from an Israeli helicopter, however, it was later determined that no helicopters were in the area at the time. It is possible that the explosion was the result of the premature detonation of a bomb being assembled in the house.

Further Details
According to Palestinian sources, around 11 P.M., an Israeli helicopter fired an anti-tank missile at a house in the camp, killing the two men, whom Israel has long sought. No other casualties were reported. Earlier, the sources said, Israeli tanks and half-tracks had entered Jenin. Military sources said no helicopters had fired into the camp. Therefore it is possible the attack was carried out by ground forces or that the two were killed while preparing a bomb.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, BBC News

    Casualties:

Name:
Ala Al-Sabag
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Ala Al-Sabag, commander of the armed wing of the Fatah - the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - was killed in an explosion in a West Bank house. Eye-witnesses originally said the explosion, was caused by a missile fired from an Israeli aircraft struck, but the Israeli army has denied any involvement.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Ha'aretz, BBC News

 

Name:
Immad Nasharti
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Immad Nasharti of the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam brigades, was killed in an explosion in a West Bank house. Eye-witnesses originally said the explosion, was caused by a missile fired from an Israeli aircraft struck, but the Israeli army has denied any involvement.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Nov 25, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 7
Details:
An 11-year-old Palestinian boy who was with a group of youths throwing rocks at Israel Defense Forces troops in Nablus was shot dead by troops after two Molotov cocktails were thrown at an army jeep.

Further Details
Witnesses said a group of children had gathered in the center of the city, hurling stones at an army jeep. Soldiers opened fire, killing 8-year-old Jihad Faqeh, who, said hospital officials, was standing in a side alley. Seven others were wounded, including two adults who were in serious condition. The IDF said the boy threw two explosive devices at troops carrying out operations in the Casbah.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Jihad Faqeh
Age:
11
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
8-year-old Jihad Faqeh, who was with a group of youths throwing rocks at Israel Defense Forces troops in Nablus was shot dead by troops after two Molotov cocktails were thrown at an army jeep.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Nov 22, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Ship
 
Location:
Gaza Coast, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 4
Details:
Two Palestinian militants blew up an explosives-laden fishing boat in a failed attack on an Israeli patrol boat, killing themselves and wounding four sailors.

Further Details
The incident took place at around 10:30 P.M. Friday night when the region's naval control center noticed a Palestinian fishing boat that crossed the no-sailing area. A naval Dabur gunship was scrambled to the area and tried to stop the boat. The two people on board ignored the calls to stop, which included spraying of water spurts and warning shots. Several minutes later the fishing boat exploded injuring the gunship and the soldiers.

Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Jamal Ali Ismail
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Burij
Profile:
Jamal Ali Ismail, 2, one of two Palestinian militants who blew up an explosives-laden fishing boat in a failed attack on an Israeli patrol boat, killing themselves and wounding four sailors.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mohammed al Masri
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Hanoun
Profile:
Mohammed al-Masri, 19, was one of two Palestinian militants who blew up an explosives-laden fishing boat in a failed attack on an Israeli patrol boat on Saturday, killing themselves and wounding four sailors
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Nov 22, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Peace-keeping Mission
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
A senior UN aid official in Jenin was killed by IDF troops during a gunfight with Palestinian militants. During the same clashes, an 11 year-old Palestinian boy was killed in crossfire.

Further Details
The senior UN aid official was shot and killed when IDF soldiers mistook the cellular phone he was carrying for a grenade. An Irish aide worker was also injured in the incident. British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said that In the incident, Hook was killed while trying to evacuate staff from the UN compound, made up of mobile trailers, in the Jenin refugee camp during a prolonged clash between IDF soldiers and Palestinian gunmen, a UN statement said. At the time, IDF troops had surrounded a nearby hideout of a wanted Islamic Jihad leader, Abdullah Wahsh, demanding that he surrender. Palestinian gunmen fired at the troops and an exchange of fire erupted, Palestinian witnesses said. Hundreds of Palestinian youngsters threw stones at the soldiers, who returned fire and called in helicopter gunships, the witnesses said. "Several bullets hit the trailer and hit him," UN spokesman Sami Mashasha said.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Iain Hook
Age:
54
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
United Kingdom
 
Religion:
Christian
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Iain Hook, 54, a British citizen and an official of the UN Work Relief Agency operating in the territories, was shot by IDF soldiers during a gunfight with Palestinian militants.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mohammed Bilalo
Age:
11
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Mohammed Bilalo was killed Friday, 22 Nov 02, during clashes between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli forces in Jenin.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Attempted Infiltration - Nov 22, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Netzarim settlement, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man they said was part of an armed group trying to infiltrate the Netzarim settlement.

Further Details
The soldiers said the dead man was dressed in a Palestinian police uniform and carried a rifle and hand grenades. But A palestinian source said that he was a policeman working in the sector that was shelled by the Israeli army.

Sources:
New York Times, AFP

    Casualties:

Name:
Fahmi Nassar Abu Hussein
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Fahmi Abu Hussein, a Palestinian policeman, was killed by Israeli tank fire near the Netzarim settlement. Nassar, was working in the sector that was shelled by the Israeli army. But an army spokesman said he was part of an armed group trying to infiltrate the Netzarim settlement.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
New York Times, AFP

 


Guerilla Attack - Nov 22, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Tel Qateifa, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An IDF tracker was killed when an Israel Defense Forces Givati Brigade patrol near Tel Qateifa, in the Gaza Strip, came under Palestinian gunfire. The IDF managed to apprehended one of the attackers, but the sniper escaped.

Further Details
The attack, which was followed by prolonged gunfights occurred in the northern part of the Katif bloc of settlements just before 7 A.M. The attacker apparently fled to territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority, entering the Dir al-Balah refugee camp.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Shigdaf Garmai
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Lod
Profile:
Sergeant Major Shigdaf Garmai, 30, from Lod, was killed when an Israel Defense Forces Givati Brigade patrol near Tel Qateifa, in the Gaza Strip, came under Palestinian gunfire. Garmai, an Ethiopian immigrant, was one of a group of Ethiopian trackers which was trained in recent years to serve alongside the IDF's Bedouin scouts.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Nov 21, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Bus
 
Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 11
Injured: 50
Details:
A suicide bomber struck a municipal bus in Jerusalem this morning, killing at least ten people and injuring nearly 50. The bombing targeted the number 20 Jerusalem bus as it passed through a quiet residential neighborhood at the height of morning rush hour.

Further Details
The bus bombing occurred at roughly 7:15, an hour when city buses are crowded with school children on their way the school. Area schools scrambled to assemble lists of those who had arrived safely to school while worried parents frantically phoned schools and hospitals. Witnesses said children's sandwiches and schoolbooks lay scattered in the street around the burned out bus. "There are students among the wounded," Yeruham Mandola, spokesman for the Magen David Adom paramedics' service, told Israel Radio. He could not say how many of the wounded were school children. The bomber detonated his explosives just after the bus had picked up a group of children and adults. The bus had only one final stop to make on its route. Police sources said there was no specific warning of this particular attacks. However the General Security Services has reported that between 4 and 12 terrorist incidents are foiled every day by security forces.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Nael Azmi Abu Hilail
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
El-Khader
Profile:
Nael Azmi Abu Hilail, 23, from El-Khader, near Bethlehem carried out the suicide bombing on the number 20 bus in Jerusalem on 21 November, 2002. He was known to be a supporter of the Islamic Jihad group. Abu Hilail's family said he left home Wednesday and hadn't returned.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Hodaya Asraf
Age:
13
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kiryat Menachem
Profile:
Hodaya Asraf, 13, from Kiryat Menachem was killed when a suicide bomber blew up a bus filled with passengers during rush hour in Jerusalem on 21 Nov 02. Hodaya was a student at the Beit Ulpana in Jerusalem.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Marina Bazarski
Age:
46
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Marina Bazarski, 46, from Jerusalem, was killed when a suicide bomber blew up a bus filled with passengers during rush hour in Jerusalem on 21 Nov 02.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Dikla Zino
Age:
20
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Dikla Zino, 20, of the Ir Ganim quarter of Jerusalem was killed when a suicide bomber blew up a bus filled with passengers during rush hour in Jerusalem on 21 Nov 02. Dikla boarded the bus at the same stop as the suicide bomber and was seriously injured in the head and chest when he detonated the bomb. She died on the operating table at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. Dikla, who was discharged from the army just four months ago, worked as a bookkeeper. She is survived by her parents and three siblings.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Sima Novack
Age:
56
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Sima Novack, 56, from Ir Ganim was killed when a suicide bomber blew up a bus filled with passengers during rush hour in Jerusalem on 21 Nov 02. Sima Novak emigrated to Israel from the Ukraine eight years ago with her daughter Svetlana. She took Bus no. 20 as usual to her job as a housekeeper in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood of Jerusalem. In the Ukraine she had been a teacher of chemistry and biology. Novak lived with the daughter and husband, and her toddler granddaughter.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Hadassah (Yelena) Ben-David
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Helena Ben-David was killed when a suicide bomber blew up a bus filled with passengers during rush hour in Jerusalem on 21 Nov 02. Helena Hadassah Ben-David immigrated to Israel from Latvia 12 years ago. She taught mathematics at the Denmark comprehensive school in Jerusalem and had recently been living with her parents after getting divorced.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Kira Perlman
Age:
72
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Immigrants from the Ukraine, Kira Pearlman, and her grandson Ilan, were killed on the bus together. They lived in Jerusalem's Ir Ganim. They are survived by the boy's parents and 15-year-old brother.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ilan Perlman
Age:
8
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Immigrants from the Ukraine, Kira Pearlman, and her grandson Ilan, were killed on the bus together. They lived in Jerusalem's Ir Ganim. They are survived by the boy's parents and 15-year-old brother.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Michael Sharshevsky
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Michael Sharshesky was killed, together with his mother Ella, when a suicide bomber blew up a bus filled with passengers during rush hour in Jerusalem on 21 Nov 02.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ella Sharshevsky
Age:
44
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Ella Sharshesky was killed, together with her son, when a suicide bomber blew up a bus filled with passengers during rush hour in Jerusalem on 21 Nov 02.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mircea Varga
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Romania
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
A tourist from Romania killed when a suicide bomber blew up a bus filled with passengers during rush hour in Jerusalem on 21 Nov 02. Verga Mirsa, 25, arrived in Israel five weeks ago from Romania. He joined his sister who has been working here for several years, and began working in Jerusalem to pay back debts he incurred in Romania. He is survived by his parents and two sisters. His sister said that she intended to return to Romania immediately, because the sitaution here "is too dangerous."
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Yafit Ravivo
Age:
13
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Yafit Ravivo was killed when a suicide bomber blew up a bus filled with passengers during rush hour in Jerusalem on 21 Nov 02. Every morning Yafit took the Number 20 bus to Beit Hinuch, the religious school in Kiryat Moshe, where she attended the ninth grade. According to neighbors, Yafit was the quiet middle daughter of three. She
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Nov 20, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarem, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
15-year-old Palestinian youth was reportedly shot in the chest and killed by IDF forces in Tul Karm.

Further Details
The IDF said that the youth was shot while throwing a petrol bomb at troops in the city.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Omar al-Qudsi
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarem
Profile:
15-year-old Palestinian youth Omar al-Qudsi was reportedly shot in the chest and killed by IDF forces in Tul Karm. The IDF said that the youth was shot while throwing a petrol bomb at troops in the city.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Nov 19, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
TulKarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 5
Injured: 9
Details:
Five Palestinians, including a wanted man and a 14-year-old boy, were killed in Tul Karm, when an IDF force attempting to arrest the wanted Fatah man came under fire near his house.

Further Details
The IDF army force arrived at the home of wanted Fatah man Tarek al Za'al and demanded he give himself up. When he refused, a firefight ensued, during which Za'al was killed. A night watchment nearby was killed by a stray bullet, according to Palestinian sources. The teenager was killed when he tried to climb onto an armored personnel carrier. According to the IDF, he was shot after he threw a molotov cocktail at the soldiers. Two other Palestinians were killed on the outskirts of the city, when their car was hit by IDF gunfire. The IDF Spokesman said the soldiers opened fire because the driver attempted to run them over. Palestinian sources said the two were attempting to escape from the gunfire. The dead were identified as Iham Zakle, 13; Ziad Masharka, 33; Sha'aban Badir, 33; and Ahmed Juissy, 30. Nine other Palestinians were injured and five wanted men were arrested in the operation, which ended early Wednesday morning. Two of those arrested are said to be senior members of Fatah-Tanzim, according to the radio.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Tarek al Za'al
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
The IDF army force arrived at the home of wanted Fatah man Tarek al Za'al and demanded he give himself up. Soldiers shot and killed al-Zaal as he tried to escape. Al-Zaal, a leader of the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade, the military unit of PA leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah terror organization, was wanted for a number of terrorist attacks. Among other things, he is believed to have planned an attack on Hermesh and driven the suicide bomber who blew himself up in a Hadera wedding hall in January, which killed six.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Iham Zakle
Age:
14
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Iham Zakle, 14, was killed when he attempted to climb on an armored personnel carrier during an IDF operation in Tulkarm. The soldiers said that he threw a firebomb at the soldiers before he was shot.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Jerusalem Post gave his name as Ober Aurach and his age as 14. Ha'aretz said he was 13. He is listed as a "probably combatant" due to his actions prior to being shot. However, if it turns out that he was 13 year-old, this categorization will should be changed to "noncombatant."
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Ziad Masharka
Age:
40
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Ziad Mashaka, a night watchman at an apartment building in Tulkarem, was apparently hit by a stray bullet and killed when Israel army special forces stormed the home of Tarek Zaghal, the leader of the militant Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades militia.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Ha'aretz initially gave his age as 33.
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Associated Press

 

Name:
Sha'aban Badir
Age:
33
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Sha'aban Badir, 33, was killed during an IDF attempt to arrest in Tulkarm. The army said that two of those killed were fired upon when they attempted to run down the soldiers with their car.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ahmed Juissy
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Ahmed Juissy, 30, was killed during an IDF attempt to arrest in Tulkarm. The army said that two of those killed were fired upon when they attempted to run down the soldiers with their car.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Nov 19, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Kfar Darom, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
On the outskirts of the Gaza settlement of Kfar Darom, two terrorists took control of a structure used by IDF soldiers late Tuesday night. A gun battle ensued in which the two infiltrators were killed.

Further Details
Kfar Darom residents were ordered to stay inside their homes and the IDF closed off the area. Traffic was banned on a nearby road. Soldiers surrounded the structure and fired a round of tank shells at the terrorists inside. Part of the structure was destroyed and the two terrorists were killed in the ensuing firefight.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
One of two Palestinian infiltrators who attempted to enter Kfar Darom. The two were discovered by IDF troops and fled to an abandoned building near the settlement. There they were killed in a firefight with soldiers. They carried Kalashnikov rifles and handgrenades and wore flak jackets typical of PA security forces.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Iyad Zedan
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jebalya
Profile:
One of two Palestinian infiltrators who attempted to enter Kfar Darom. The two were discovered by IDF troops and fled to an abandoned building near the settlement. There they were killed in a firefight with soldiers. They carried Kalashnikov rifles and handgrenades and wore flak jackets typical of PA security forces.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Nov 18, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Rimmonim Junction, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 48-year-old Israeli mother of seven was killed by a Palestinian gunman near Ramallah as she drove home on Monday night.

Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Esther Galia
Age:
48
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kokhav HaShahar
Profile:
Esther Galia, 48, of Kochav Hashahar, the mother of seven children, was shot and mortally wounded by a terrorist who fired nine bullets into her car as she drove home from work in Jerusalem. She was rushed to the hospital, but died from her wounds on the operating table. Galia, an economist, worked in the banks supervisory department of the Bank of Israel. She traveled the road to and from the capital every day as a matter of routine. "Esther never expressed fear about riding to work," said a friend at the settlement. Until a few months ago, an IDF roadblock had been positioned near the scene of the attack, near the Rimonim junction east of Ramallah.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:

 


Initiated Military Operation - Nov 17, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Saida, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
Israeli troops shot dead an Islamic Jihad operative in the Saida village near Tulkarm Sunday evening.

Further Details
According to Israel Radio, undercover troops surrounded the home of Muhammad Abdel Rani, 22, in an effort to arrest his brother. He was shot dead by soldiers as he attempted to flee the scene. His brother, Riad Abdel Rani, 30, is a member of the Al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigade, the military wing of PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah terror organization, the radio said. He escaped the Israeli raid. Palestinians said another Rani brother was shot in the leg during the confrontation. He was transferred to a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance for treatment, according to the report.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammad Abdel Rani
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Saida
Profile:
Undercover troops surrounded the home of Muhammad Abdel Rani, 22, in an effort to arrest his brother. He was shot dead by soldiers as he attempted to flee the scene.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Israel Radio

 


Violent Clash - Nov 16, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A member of PIJ was killed in Jenin when Golani infantrymen engaged in a gunfight with three Islamic Jihad men.

Sources:
Ha'arertz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ibrahim Saade
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Ibrahim Saade, 17, an islamic Jihad man, was killed in gunfight with IDF soldiers. Saade, whose brother was killed in similar circumstances three months ago, is the son of the Islamic Jihad leader in Jenin, Sheik Bassam Saade, who is wanted by Israel.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'arertz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Nov 16, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Near Tul Karm, undercover Border Police killed a leading Hamas operative.

Further Details
The IDF spokesman said the Hamas operative was killed after he tried to escape, and after the Border Police carried out required suspect pursuit procedures.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
A Hamas operative was killed by undercover Border Police when he tried to escape arrest.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Crossfire - Nov 16, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 20-year-old woman was hit by Israeli fire while looking out the window of her home, according to her father.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Samar Sharab
Age:
20
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
In Nablus, 20-year-old Samar Sharab was hit by Israeli fire while looking out the window of her home, according to her father.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Nov 15, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a 37-year-old Palestinian on the Egyptian border.

Further Details
The Israeli army said soldiers had fired at Palestinians throwing hand grenades in the area but had no report of casualties.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Khaled Abu Ehlal
Age:
37
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Israeli soldiers shot and killed the 37-year-old Khaled Abu Ehlal on the Egyptian border, Palestinian security officials and medics said.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Reuters

 


Guerilla Attack - Nov 15, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 12
Injured: 15
Details:
Twelve Israelis; four IDF soldiers, five Border Policemen and three civilians, members of the emergency response squad of Kiryat Arba, were killed and 15 were injured in a Palestinian gunmen ambush in Hebron.Three Islamic Jihad militants were also killed during the fight.

Further Details
The shooting began shortly after 7 P.M. on Friday night. Several moments earlier, the IDF and a Border Police force concluded their weekly mission of securing the Jewish worshipers on their return walk from the Tomb of the Patriarchs. On the eastern part of the "worshipers' way," some 300 meters between the main road and the "Flea," a little gate in the south-westerly part of Kiryat Arba, some support troops were still deployed, comprising regulars, Border Police and reservists. The three gunmen arrived from the south, out of the homes of the Palestinian neighborhood. One of them climbed to the top of the homes and made his way to a home overlooking the "Flea." His two comrades positioned themselves on lower roofs. They opened fire simultaneously at three targets: a Jeep of the reservists, near the "Flea;" a Jeep of the Border Police moving nearby; and at a foot patrol of four soldiers walking by an olive grove. A number of the reservists was injured but managed to respond with shots and killed the gunman above his two cohorts. The four infantry soldiers suffered a heavy blow, hit as soon as they stood up from their own ambush position, set up to ensure the safe passage of the worshipers.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Dror Weinberg
Age:
38
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Colonel Dror Weinberg, commander of the Hebron brigade, was one of the 12 who were killed in the Palestinian gunmen ambush in Hebron. He is the most senior member of the army to be killed in the intifada. He lived in Jerusalem's Kiryat Moshe quarter and is survived by five children and a pregnant wife. Most of his military service was in the Paratroop Brigade and Sayeret Matka, the general staff's elite operations force. Weinberg was to be appointed commander of the Paratroop Brigade in summer next year.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Samih Swidan
Age:
31
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
Secondary Nationality:
Israel
Religion:
Druze
Residence:
Arab Al Aramasha
Profile:
Superintendent Samih Swidan, of Arab Al Aramasha on the Lebanese border, was the operations officer of Hebron's border patrol unit. He was one of the 12 who were killed in the Palestinian gunmen ambush in Hebron. Samih is survived by a father, six brothers and sisters, wife Ruhiya and two sons, Salman, 4, and Imran, two and a half. Swidan enlisted in the paratroopers and took an officer course before joining the border patrol. His company commander, Sudki Dabor, said Swidan was a brave soldier who took part in many battles and was wounded in one, but recuperated and returned to the front line. "He didn't know the meaning of fear. No one in the village knew of his prowess, he used to take his uniform off when he came home." On Friday night Samih led the force in Hebron and was a role model for his men, Dabor added.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Gad Rahamim
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kiryat Malachi
Profile:
Gad Rahamim, Border patrolman second sergeant, of Kiryat Malachi who was killed on Friday night in Hebron. Gad joined the Border Patrol 14 months ago after graduating from Kiryat Malachi's comprehensive religious high school. Elian saw him for the last time last week. "He was a quiet chap, a serious, intelligent, giving man," he said. "He persuaded me to join the army even though I didn't want to." Gad Rahamim left parents Zila and Rahamim, a sister and two small brothers.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Yeshayahu Davidov
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Netanya
Profile:
Staff Sergeant Yeshayahu Davidov was one of the 12 who were killed in the Palestinian gunmen ambush in Hebron.Yeshayahu immigrated from southern Russia in 1990 and settled in Netanya with his family. He joined the border patrol, where he served as a paramedic in the Hebron battalion. His cousin Matti Yakobov describes Davidov as a shy boy, but very strong physically and mentally. "He loved the army, the action and his friends there." But recently Davidov wanted to leave the brigade in order to spend more time with his girl friend. Davidov, who was due to be discharged in six months, was going to study law. He left parents, Moshe and Sonja, sister, 21 and brother, 11.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Alex Zvitman
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kiryat Arba
Profile:
Alex Zvitman was one of the 12 who were killed in the Palestinian gunmen ambush in Hebron. On Friday night Alex, his wife Leda, parents and son Eyal, 5, were celebrating Leda's birthday. "He kissed me and told me how much he loved me. I went to bring something from the kitchen and returned to see his back. He got the message and went out so quickly," she says. An hour after he left home, three men appeared on the doorstep with the news of his death. "I shouted `no,' but they nodded and didn't have to say a word," she said. The couple moved to Kiryat Arba from Jerusalem eight years ago. Zvitman, an immigrant from the Ukraine, joined the settlement's security force and spent all his time in security checks.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
David Marcus
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
Secondary Nationality:
Israel
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Ma'ale Adumim
Profile:
Staff Sergeant David Marcus was one of the 12 who were killed in the Palestinian gunmen ambush in Hebron. David immigrated from Russia six years ago with his father, Immanuel and brother Vitali. The family lives in Ma'ale Adumin but Marcus's mother lives abroad. Marcus served in the Nahal and his father said he had spoken to his son on Friday afternoon for the last time. "He was happy and said everything was fine. He told us the settlers were giving the soldiers fruit and drinks," the father said. A few hours later Marcus was killed in Hebron.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Igor Drobitzky
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Nahariya
Profile:
Sergeant Igor Drobitzky served in the Nahal brigade in Hebron and was one of the 12 who were killed in the Palestinian gunmen ambush in Hebron. He immigrated to Israel with his parents Ganadi and Eva in 1996 from Russian Birobidjan, and settled in Nahariya. "What hurts me most is that he was 20 and I don't remember telling him I love him," said Roman, his brother. "He raised my two children, aged six and a year and a half. He loved children and they loved him." Drobitzky graduated from the navy academy in Acre, joined the Nahal as a medic, and was posted to Hebron a week ago. "He loved looking after people and planned to become a qualified nurse after the army," said his friend Danny Slutzky.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Netanel Mahlouf
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Hadera
Profile:
border patrolman Staff Sergeant Netanel Mahlouf was one of the 12 who were killed in the Palestinian gunmen ambush in Hebron. His brother Baruch, 31, said Mahlouf was sent to Hebron after finishing a sergeant's course only two weeks ago "without even a short leave at home." Mahlouf worried about being sent to an isolated observation point in Hebron with four soldiers under his command, with only a brief, inadequate explanation about the outpost. Mahlouf is survived by his parents, brother Baruch, sisters Shoval, 18, and Galit, sixteen-and-a-half.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Tomer Nov
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Ashdod
Profile:
The friends of Tomer Nov, the border patrolman who was killed in Hebron, gathered yesterday in his family home in Ashdod. "He was one of the good guys, who wanted to go far, but didn't make it," said his elder brother Guy, 31. His girl friend for the past four years, Inbal Shtar, a border patrol woman, said: "When he finished school, he simply insisted on doing combat service even though he had asthma." Nov is survived by parents Lea and Moshe, his brother Guy and sister Limor.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Yitzhak Boanish
Age:
46
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kiryat Arba
Profile:
Yitzhak Boanish, the Kiryat Arba security officer, heard the sounds of explosions from Hebron as he was having dinner with his family, and set out with the emergency response squad to help with the fighting and evacuating the wounded. Squad members managed to shoot at least one of the Islamic Jihad members on their way to the ambush site, before Boanish was hit by gunfire and a stun grenade. Boanish, married and a father of five, died on the spot. He was Kiryat Arba's security officer for 12 years and had set up emergency response units in dozens of settlements. He was called out on hundreds security events, including the massacre of worshipers at the Machpela Cave mosque by the security department's emergency doctor Baruch Goldstein in 1994. (Yair Ettinger)
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Alex Duchen
Age:
33
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Alex Duchen, who lived on Hebron's Givat Ha'harsina with his family, immigrated from France 15 years ago. He moved to Hebron ten years ago with his wife Rebecca and the two had four children. On Friday night Duchen left home with his colleagues in the emergency response squad as soon as they heard of the shooting near the Machpela Cave. After they reached the attack site, Duchen evacuated some of the wounded people before he was hit by gunfire and stun grenades and killed.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Dan Cohen
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Lieutenant Dan Cohen was one of the 12 who were killed in the Palestinian gunmen ambush in Hebron graduated from yeshiva high school in Efrat and the religious kibbutz yeshiva at Ein Zurim. He joined the Nahal, where was a company commander. He was due to be discharged in August. Cohen and his troops arrived in Hebron after the battle began and helped evacuate the wounded. While doing so he was hit in his stomach by gunfire. Cohen's funeral will be held at 2:30 P.M. today at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem. He is survived by his parents Yehuda and Nava and older sisters Meirav and Ronit. (
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Walla Srull
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Walla Srull, 20, was one of the three Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants who ambushed the israeli soldiers and were killed during the fight.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Dyiab Akram Al-Hanini al-Muhtaseb
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Dyiab al-Muhtaseb, 22, was one of the three Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants who ambushed the israeli soldiers and were killed during the fight.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
One of the three Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants who ambushed the israeli soldiers and were killed during the fight.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Nov 15, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 17-year-old Palestinian youth was shot and killed during clashes with Israeli forces in Nablus.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Emran Al-Shilah
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Emran Al-Shilah, 17, shot and killed during clashes with Israeli forces.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Reuters

 


Violent Clash - Nov 14, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
The Israeli army killed a Palestinian teenager in the northern West Bank city of Nablus as the army retaliated to stone-throwing with tank fire.

Sources:
AFP

    Casualties:

Name:
Jalal Aweja
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Jalal Aweja, 17, was killed when the army retaliated to stone-throwing with tank fire in Nablus
Status:
Violent Protester
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
AFP

 


Crossfire - Nov 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A two-year-old infant was killed by crossfire as his family tried to flee to safety during a gunfight in Rafah.

Sources:
AP, Maa'riv

    Casualties:

Name:
Hamid Masari
Age:
2
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
rafah
Profile:
Hamid Masari, 2, was killed in crossfire as his family tried to flee to safety during a gunfight in Rafah.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
AP

 


Unknown - Nov 11, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Tul Al-Sultan - Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 2
Details:
Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot dead a two-year-old boy on Monday night west of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, and wounded three civilians, Palestinian witnesses reported.

Further Details
Palestinian witnesses said that Israeli soldiers stationed at one of the settlements outside Rafah suddenly opened fire at Tul Al-Sultan, a residential neighborhood in the town. Eye witnesses said the area had been quiet at the time of the shooting.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Nafez Meshaal
Age:
2
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tul Al-Sultan - Rafah
Profile:
Two-year-old, Nafez Meshaal, was shot dead by IDF gunfire in Tul Al-Sultan, west of Rafah in the southern Gaza.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Nov 10, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
near Kibbutz Metzer, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Two suspected terrorists who planned to carry out a double bombing in the center of the country were killed when their car exploded right after they were stopped by Border policemen on duty near Kibbutz Metzer, on the seam-line north of Tul Karm.

Further Details
Only hours before Sunday's terrorist attack, border police had thwarted an attempt by two terrorists to carry out a double bombing in the center of the country. The car carrying the two, believed to be members of Islamic Jihad, had crossed the Green Line when it was stopped at a checkpoint on a dirt track not far from Kibbutz Metzer. The occupants were ordered out of the car and told to open their shirts. One had an explosive belt strapped to his body, the other was carrying a larger bomb in a bag. One of them is believed to have detonated the bomb, destroying the car, but causing no casualties among the border policemen. The two terrorists killed were Hamas activists from Tubas, in the northern part of the Jordan Valley, apparently on their way to a suicide mission inside Israel. Security sources say there was no connection between the incident and Sunday's shooting attack.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, AP

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian terrorist was killed when his car exploded as Israeli police moved to stop the vehicle near Israel's border with the West Bank.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz, AP

 

Name:
Mohammed Hanani
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian suspected terrorist was killed when his car exploded as Israeli police moved to stop the vehicle near Israel's border with the West Bank.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, AP

 


Terror Attack - Nov 10, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Infiltration
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
kibbutz Metzer, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 5
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian terrorist slipped into a kibbutz, or collective farm, in northern Israel and gunned down five people, including two children killed in their beds.

Further Details
The infiltrator cut through the fence surrounding Kibbutz Metzer, renowned for its peaceful coexistence with its Arab neighbors early Sunday evening. Near the communal dining hall, the gunmen shot dead a 42 year-old woman from a neighboring community who was walking with her boyfriend. The kibbutz secretary, who was on guard duty that night raced to the scene after hearing the shots. However, he was gunned down before he could get out of his car. The terrorist then burst into one of the kibbutz houses, where a 34 year-old mother was reading a bedtime story to her two sons, aged four and five. The woman leapt to interpose herself between the terrorist and her children, but was shot dead. The children were shot at point-blank range as they hid beneath the blankets. A kibbutz security guard alerted a local Border Patrol unit, but by the time they arrived at the scene, the terrorist had already fled across the kibbutz fields back to the nearby Palestinian-controlled territory. Such an escape is rare; most shooting attacks of the type perpetrated at Metzer are carried out by suicide squads, whose intention is to continue killing until shot dead by residents or security forces.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Itzhik Dori
Age:
44
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
kibbutz Metzer
Profile:
Itzhik Dori, 44, was Kibbutz Metzer's communal secretary. He was on guard duty the night of the attack, and rushed to the scene after hearing the shots. However, he was gunned down before he could get out of his car.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Tirza Damari
Age:
42
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
kibbutz Metzer
Profile:
Tirza Damari, 42, was the third native of Moshav Elyachin to be killed by terrorists in the intifada. She was murdered Sunday night while walking with her boyfriend, Uri Ronen. The two had left the Kibbutz Metzer dining hall and were going to Ronen's room, when they spotted the terrorist, said Ronen. The man fired at them, and they took cover. When Tirza got up to run further, she was shot in the back.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Revital Ohayoun
Age:
34
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
kibbutz Metzer
Profile:
Revital Ohayoun, 34, who was murdered on Sunday night with her two children in the Kibbutz Metzer attack, was on the phone with her ex-husband when her home was terrorized. Ohayoun was killed when she leapt to interpose herself between the terrorist and her children.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Noam Ohayoun
Age:
5
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
kibbutz Metzer
Profile:
Noam Ohayoun was killed along with his brother and mother when a terrorist burst into their houses. He shot at point-blank range as he hid beneath the blankets.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Matan Ohayoun
Age:
4
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
kibbutz Metzer
Profile:
Matan Ohayoun was killed along with his brother and mother when a terrorist burst into their houses. He shot at point-blank range as he hid beneath the blankets.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Nov 9, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israel Defense Forces troops shot and killed a senior Islamic Jihad activist in Jenin.

Further Details
The militant was located by IDF troops early yesterday morning in a hideout built behind a revolving wall in a kitchen of a house in the Casbah area. Sawalhe's wife turned herself over to the soldiers, but the Islamic Jihad man resisted arrest and began to shoot and throw hand grenades at the soldiers. The troops returned fire, killing Sawalhe.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Iyad Sawalhe
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Iyad Sawalhe, 28, a senior Islamic Jihad activist, was killed by IDF soldiers in Jenin. Sawalhe was the head of Islamic Jihad's military wing in the northern West Bank and has been the main target of IDF operations in Jenin over the past two weeks. Israeli security officials emphasized that Sawalhe had been responsible for a long list of major terror attacks, including the suicide bombings at the Karkur and Megiddo junctions, which left 31 Israelis dead and 89 wounded. Before joining Islamic Jihad, Sawalhe was a member of Fatah. He served time in an Israeli prison for the murder of Palestinian collaborators. He was released by Israel in 1998 and joined Islamic Jihad at the beginning of the intifada in 2000. Sawalhe, Israeli officials believe, had spearheaded Islamic Jihad operations in Jenin and Nablus for the past six months.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Nov 9, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Netzarim settlement, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 23-year-old Israeli Bedouin soldier was killed by the explosion of a road-side charge while on a foot patrol near the Netzarim settlement in the Gaza Strip.

Sources:
AP

    Casualties:

Name:
Medin Grifat
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
Secondary Nationality:
Palestinian
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
village of Beit Zarzir
Profile:
1st Class Sgt. Medin Grifat, an Israeli bedouin from the village of Beit Zarzir was killed while on a foot patrol near the Netzarim settlement in the Gaza Strip when the roadside bomb detonated.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
AP

 


Terror Attack - Nov 7, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Kedumim settlement, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
Two Palestinians were killed and a third was seriously injured during an attempted suicide bombing at the Jit junction near the West Bank city of Nablus

Further Details
An army spokesman said soldiers who stopped a Palestinian taxi at a checkpoint near the Jewish settlement of Kedumim, outside Nablus, spotted an explosive belt on one of the passengers after ordering them out of the vehicle. The man then ran toward the troops shouting "Allahu Akhbar!" (God is Greatest), the spokesman said. Soldiers opened fire and as he hit the ground, the explosive belt went off, killing a second Palestinian nearby, the army said. It was not clear whether the suspected bomber was killed by gunfire or by the explosion that followed. Another Palestinian was injured in the blast.

Sources:
Reuters, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A suicide bomber was killed when troops at a checkpoint, near the Jewish settlement of Kedumim, outside Nablus, opened fire as he ran toward them setting off an explosion.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Comments:
Check for identity!
Sources:
Reuters

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian was killed when the suicide bomber exploded next to him, at the checkpoint near Kedumim.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Comments:
Check for identity!
Sources:
Reuters

 


Terror Attack - Nov 6, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Infiltration
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Gush Katif settlement, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 1
Details:
Two Israelis were killed and at least one wounded when a Palestinian gunman opened fire on agriculture workers in a hothouse area of the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the southern Gaza Strip. A settlement security officer then shot the attacker dead.

Further Details
There were conflicting reports as to the circumstances of the attack. According to one report, the gunman entered the agricultural area with a group of Palestinian workers, recovering a handgun that had been hidden for use in the attack. Another report said the attacker had taken the gun from one of the settlers, then opened fire. Hand grenades were later found on the attacker's body. They were neutralized by sappers

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Assaf Tsfira Tsfira
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
B'Dolah settlement
Profile:
18-year-old Assaf Tsfira, from the B'Dolah settlement in Gush Katif was killed when a Palestinian gunman opened fire on agriculture workers in a hothouse area of the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the southern Gaza Strip.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Amos Sa'ada
Age:
51
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Rafiah Yam
Profile:
Amos Sa'ada, 51, from the settlement of Rafiah Yam was killed when a Palestinian gunman opened fire on agriculture workers in a hothouse area of the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the southern Gaza Strip.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Unknown - Nov 4, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man in sircumstances which were not clear in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah.

Sources:
AP

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Abdelkadr Othman
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Ahmed Abdelkadr Othman, 24, was shot dead by IDF gunfire in Rafah
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
AP

 


Targeted Killing - Nov 4, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Car Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 2
Details:
Two Palestinians were killed, one of them a wanted Hamas militant, when their car exploded in the middle of the street of Nablus.

Further Details
It appeared the car was booby-trapped and the bomb was detonated by remote control, said Moeen Sakaran, chief of Palestinian intelligence in Nablus.

Sources:
AP

    Casualties:

Name:
Hamad Sadder
Age:
35
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Hamad Sadder, a member of the Hamas military wing who was sought by Israel, was one of the men killed when the car he was in exploded in the middle of the street of Nablus. His nephew, Mohammed Bostami carried out suicide attack in a West Bank settlement that killed three Israeli soldiers.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
AP, AFP

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Was one of the men killed when the car he was in, exploded in the middle of the street of Nablus.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
AP

 


Terror Attack - Nov 4, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Kfar Sava, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 69
Details:
Two people were killed and 69 injured in a suicide bombing at Kfar Sava's Arim shopping mall. One of those killed was a security guard, who prevented the attacker from entering a crowded store.

Further Details
The attacker blew himself up near the northern entrance of the open-air mall. The security guard, who apparently realized the man approaching him was a terrorist, is believed to have prevented the bomber from entering Shekem electronics store. Before he could take further action, the terrorist detonated the bomb.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Nabil Khaled Sawalhe
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Balata refugee camp
Profile:
Nabil Sawalhe, of Balata refugee camp in Nablus, was the suicide bomber who blew himself up near the northern entrance of the open-air mall in Kfar Sava.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Gaston Parapierian
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Ra'anana
Profile:
Gaston Parapierian, 15, was killed when a suicide bomber exploded in the Kfar Sava mall. Gaston was a new immigrant from Argentina, only 6 month in israel.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Julio Pedro Magram
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kfar Sava
Profile:
Julio Pedro Magram, the security guard who apparently realized the man approaching him was a terrorist and believed to have prevented the bomber from entering was killed in the attack. He was also a new immigrant from Argentina.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Unknown - Nov 3, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian man was killed in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah.

Further Details
He was shot dead after Israeli troops saw him behaving suspiciously and entering the prohibited security zone around a roadblock manned by Israeli soldiers.

Sources:
AFP

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
A Palestinian men killed in Rafah, after Israeli troops saw him behaving suspiciously and entering the prohibited security zone around a roadblock manned by Israeli soldiers.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
APF

 


Attempted Infiltration - Nov 3, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nahal Oz, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Three Palestinians were shot dead overnight by Israeli forces on the border between the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.

Further Details
The three men entered a restricted zone near the border fence between the Gaza Strip and the Israeli kibbutz, or collective village, of Nahal Oz and Israeli forces opened fire, the spokesman said. The bodies were found later when the army sent out a patrol to investigate, although no weapons were discovered with them, he said.

Sources:
AFP

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
One of the three Palestinians that were shot dead by Israeli forces after trying to infiltrate Kibutz Nahal Oz.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
AFP

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
One of the three Palestinians that were shot dead by Israeli forces after trying to infiltrate Kibutz Nahal Oz.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
AFP

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
One of the three Palestinians that were shot dead by Israeli forces after trying to infiltrate Kibutz Nahal Oz.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
AFP

 


Work Accident - Oct 31, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 3
Details:
An explosion in a Gaza neighborhood less than a kilometer from Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin's house killed three Hamas activists who apparently were preparing a bomb.

Further Details
The Gaza explosion, around 5 P.M. yesterday afternoon in the Sabra neighborhood in Gaza, killed Samir Abbas, 37, Ahmed Dehashan, 21, and Mohammed Dahduah, 26. Six other people were wounded. The building is owned by Salah Nasser, brother of Wa'al Nasser, one of the leading members of the Hamas military wing, and considered a close associate of long-time wanted man Mohammed Def. Salah Nasser and his 75-year-old father were among the wounded taken to Shifa Hospital in Gaza after the explosion. Among the wounded was also a 10-year-old girl, daughter of a Hamas militant. Abdel Aziz Rantisi, a senior Hamas official, said the cause of the blast was being investigated and "it may have been an internal explosion" - meaning it was not caused by Israel. After visiting three Hamas men injured by the explosion, Rantisi said the dead and two of the wounded were all members of Hamas' military wing.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Samir Abbas
Age:
37
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
gaza
Profile:
Samir Abbas, 37, was killed along with another two Hamas members In explosion in a Gaza neighborhood, in what appears to be a work accident.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ahmed Dehashan
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Ahmed Dehashan, 21, was killed along with another two Hamas members In explosion in a Gaza neighborhood, in what appears to be a work accident.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mohammed Dahduah
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Mohammed Dahduah, 26, was killed along with another two Hamas members In explosion in a Gaza neighborhood, in what appears to be a work accident.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Oct 31, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Beit El settlement, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 2
Details:
A Fatah activist was shot dead by an IDF major, after firing on his jeep, slightly wounding him in the hand.

Further Details
The incident took place near the Beit El settlement in the West Bank. A Palestinian ambulance driver who happened on the scene was also wounded.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ashraf Mansour
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Ashraf Mansour, Fatah activist , was shot dead by an IDF major, after firing on his jeep, slightly wounding him in the hand.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Oct 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Zayta Village, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian terrorist was killed by security guards after openning fire on workers at the cross Israel highway near Zayta Village.

Sources:
Ma'ariv

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian terrorist was killed by security guards after openning fire on workers at the cross Israel highway near Zayta Village.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ma'ariv

 


Initiated Military Operation - Oct 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tubas, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Border Police undercover unit operating near Nablus killed a senior Hamas militant who was on the army's wanted list in Tubas.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Assam Sawafte
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tubas
Profile:
Assam Sawafte, 28, a senior Hamas militant was killed by A Border Police undercover unit in the village of Tubas. Sawafte recruited several suicide bombers and organized funding for the movement's military wing.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Oct 29, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Infiltration
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Hermesh, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 3
Details:
A Palestinian terrorist infiltrated the West Bank settlement of Hermesh, near Jenin, killing a woman and two 14-year-old girls and wounding three. A Palestinian terrorist shot dead after infiltrating the Jenin-area West Bank settlement late Tuesday and opening fire in the residential area of the small enclave.

Further Details
The terrorist entered the settlement at about 10:30 P.M. and opened fire in all directions. He apparently did not manage to enter any of the houses, but injured three people. Soldiers stationed at the settlement then rushed to the site and opened fire at the terrorist, but the terrorist succeeded in lightly injuring two of them before they killed him.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Linoi Saroussi
Age:
14
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Hermesh
Profile:
Linoi Saroussi was one of the three who were shot dead by a Palestinian terrorist who infiltrated to Hermesh settlement.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Hadas Turgeman
Age:
14
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Hermesh
Profile:
Hadas Turgeman as one of the three who were shot dead by a Palestinian terrorist who infiltrated to Hermesh settlement.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Orna Eshel
Age:
53
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Hermesh
Profile:
Orna Eshel, 53 was killed when a terrorist armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and wearing an explosive belt opened fire, after infiltrating the settlement in northern Samaria.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian terrorist who infiltrated the West Bank settlement of Hermesh, near Jenin, killing a woman and two 14-year-old girls and wounding three. He was killed by responding troops.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:

 


Terror Attack - Oct 27, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Ariel, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 17
Details:
At least three people were killed and 17 injured in a suicide attack on a gas station at the entrance to Ariel, in the northern West Bank. All of the fatalities are IDF reservists, and at least one was an officer, who attempted to stop the bomber.

Further Details
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, which is affiliated to Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsiblity for the bombing, the second in Israel in the last seven days. The terrorist was named at Mohammed A-Kashir, 19, from Nablus, who security sources said was on the IDF's list of wanted terror suspects. The sources added that A-Kashir had been missing from his home for the past month, and that IDF troops had been unable to locate him. Rami Sonnenfeld, a police commander at the scene, said the bomber arrived at the gas station, and was spotted by soldiers. "They called on him and approached him," Sonnenfeld told Israel Radio. "As they were trying to overpower him, the terrorist blew up and a number of people were injured." According to eye-witness accounts, soldiers and civilians who were in the area overcame the terrorist, and he was shot by a civilian security guard. It was unclear if the explosion had been caused by the shot, or whether the terrorist managed to detonate the lethal load.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed A-Kashir
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
The terrorist was named at Mohammed A-Kashir, 19, from Nablus, who security sources said was on the IDF's list of wanted terror suspects. The sources added that A-Kashir had been missing from his home for the past month, and that IDF troops had been unable to locate him.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Matan Zagron
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Itamar
Profile:
Lt. Matan Zagron, 22, of Itamar was one of three IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at the Sonol gas station at the entrance to Ariel in Samaria while trying to prevent the terrorist from detonating the bomb. Matan Zagron was about to assault the terrorist and took the brunt of the explosion, said his friends in the Nahshon Battalion, where Zagron served as a sniper officer. In addition to the three killed, about 20 people were wounded in the blast. Two weeks ago he celebrated his 22nd birthday. His friend Oded Ronsky, who had spent the last few hours before the terrorist attack with him, said Matan's dream was to serve in the Shin Bet. Oded related that only a few days ago Matan had parted from his girl friend and needed cheering up. "I drove him in the morning to the gas station, where he was supposed to meet his soldiers to take them to training drill."
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Tamir Masad
Age:
41
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Ben Shemen
Profile:
Tamir Masad, 41, of Ben Shemen was one of three IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at the Sonol gas station at the entrance to Ariel in Samaria while trying to prevent the terrorist from detonating the bomb. Tamir Masad had been called up for reserve duty. Until recently, he had served as company commander in the Golani reconnaissance unit. This time he was posted to guard duty in the seamline area. He and his soldiers had just completed three days of training and were waiting at the Ariel gas station for transportation to new postings when the suicide bomber arrived on the scene. "They told us he ran towards the terrorist, who looked suspicious to him, and together with a third person they caught the terrorist's hands to stop him from detonating the explosive vest," said Tamir's father Giora, a brigadier-general in reserves. "After a shot was fired at the terrorist, the explosives went off and Tamir, who stood very close to him, was hit." In addition to the three killed, about 20 people were wounded in the blast.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Amihud Hasid
Age:
32
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Tapuah
Profile:
Sgt.-Maj. Amihud Hasid, 32, of Tapuah was one of three IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at the Sonol gas station at the entrance to Ariel in Samaria while trying to prevent the terrorist from detonating the bomb. Amihud Hasid settled with his family in Tapuah, a community in Samaria, five years ago, where he was responsible for security. He later returned to the army and served as a regional defense officer. Amihud was at the gas station in Ariel to pick up soldiers to guard nearby settlements when the terrorist was identified. He and two IDF officers were killed trying to subdue the terrorist when the bomb exploded, and about 20 others were wounded.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 


Initiated Military Operation - Oct 27, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Two palestinian militants were killed by IDF special unit in Nablus.

Further Details
The two militants, one from martyrs of al-Aqsa and the other from PIJ, both were on the IDF wanted list, were identified by soldiers near a barber shop in Nablus. The soldiers opend fire and kill them both.

Sources:
Yediot A'haronot

    Casualties:

Name:
Ala Maflah Hadariya
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Ala Maflah Hadariya, was one of the two Palestinian militants who were killed by IDF special unit in Nablus. Hadariya considered the fatah "engineer" in Nablus.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Yediot A'haronot

 

Name:
Ahmad Jadalla
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Ahmad Jadalla was one of the two Palestinian militants who were killed by IDF special unit in Nablus.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:

 


Internecine Violence - Oct 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a militia linked to Arafat's Fatah movement, dragged two sisters from their home and shot them both in their legs, claiming they collaborated with Israel's intelligence services.

Further Details
One of the women, Haifa Rihan, a 39-year-old divorced mother of six, died afterward, an Al Aqsa member said on condition of anonymity

Sources:
AP

    Casualties:

Name:
Haifa Rihan
Age:
39
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Haifa Rihan, a 39-year-old divorced mother of six, was shot dead by Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claiming she collaborated with Israel's intelligence services.
Status:
Suspected Collaborator
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
AP

 


Initiated Military Operation - Oct 24, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli troops when he attempted to climb on an Israeli tank during an IDF operation in Jenin.

Further Details
Ahmad Jafar, 15, was shot when Israeli soldiers inside an armored troop carrier fired on a crowd of rock-throwing Palestinian protesters according to Palestinian sources. Israeli army sources report that soldiers on the scene claim Jafar was shot when he climbed onto a tank and appeared to be carrying a molotov cocktail.

Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmad Jafar
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Ahmad Jafar, 15, was shot when Israeli soldiers inside an armored troop carrier fired on a crowd of rock-throwing Palestinian protesters according to Palestinian sources. Israeli army sources report that soldiers on the scene claim Jafar was shot when he climbed onto a tank and appeared to be carrying a molotov cocktail.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
AP, Reuters

 


Terror Attack - Oct 21, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Car Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Bus
 
Location:
Karkur, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 14
Injured: 45
Details:
A blast ripped through a municipal bus in northern Israel, killing at least fourteen people and injuring more than 45.

Further Details
The attack occurred at roughly 16:20 local time, as bus number 841, enroute from Kiryat Shmonah, to Tel Aviv pulled up at the Karkur station on the main road from Afula to Hadera. Witnesses and policemen reported that a car packed with explosives pulled up alongside the bus as it stopped to pick up passengers. The ensuing explosion was such that the booby-trapped car's engine was found more than 100 meters away. "A car full of explosives drew up next to the bus and blew up," said Zelig Feiner, spokesman for Israel's Zaka rescue service, according to the Associated Press. "Then the bus exploded into flames, trapping a lot of people on board." Witnesses said that the blast destroyed the entire rear half of the bus, setting the bus on fire and damaging nearby cars. "I was 60 meters from the bus station... and I heard an explosion. The bus was completely shattered. I saw the bus go up in flames. It was completely wrecked," a witness told Israel Radio. A Radio Israel reporter described the scene as "extremely difficult to witness." Rescue workers were at first prevented from evacuating the wounded due to the intense flames which engulfed the bus.

Sources:
Israel Radio, Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Nir Nahum
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Karmiel
Profile:
Staff Sergeant Nir Nahum, 20, of Karmiel, one of fourteen people killed when a car packed with explosives detonated near bus No. 841in karkur Junction. Nir had hitched a ride in a nearby car destroyed by the blast.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Iris Lavie
Age:
68
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Netanya
Profile:
Iris Lavie, 68, one of fourteen people killed when a car packed with explosives detonated near bus No. 841in karkur junction. Iris was in a car located close to the car that exploded. She died on the spot. Her husband Zion, and her brother and sister-in-law, were also in the car, and sustained burns and other injuries. The four had visited holy grave sites at Meron.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ilona Hanukayev
Age:
20
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Hadera
Profile:
Corporal Ilona Hanukayev, 20, one of fourteen people killed when a car packed with explosives detonated near bus No. 841in karkur junction. Ilona was on the bus, returning from her base home. She immigrated to Israel with her parents and a sister from Baku, Azerbaijan, in 1990.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Eliezer Moskovitz
Age:
40
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Petah Tikva
Profile:
Eliezer Moskovitz, 40, one of fourteen people killed when a car packed with explosives detonated near bus No. 841in karkur junction. Eliezer worked as a security officer at a religious high school in Bnei Brak and enlisted in the reserves on October 15. He boarded the bus to journey home to Petah Tikva from his base in the north.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ofra Burger
Age:
56
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Hod Hasharon
Profile:
Ofra Burger, 56, of Hod Hasharon, one of fourteen people killed when a car packed with explosives detonated near bus No. 841in karkur junction. Ofra boarded the 841 bus to go home after visiting her mother in Tiberias.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Sharon Tubol
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Arad
Profile:
Sharon Tubol, 19, from Arad, one of fourteen people killed when a car packed with explosives detonated near bus No. 841in karkur junction. Sharon was on leave from the army when she was killed on Monday. She was traveling to help prepare the wedding of her sister, Miri, which had been scheduled for Wednesday (the wedding was postponed).
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Esther Paschov
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Givat Olga
Profile:
Staff Sergeant Esther Paschov, 19, from Givat Olga, one of fourteen people killed when a car packed with explosives detonated near bus No. 841in karkur junction. Esther served at the Border Police Memorial site near Barkai junction. She ran the album room - responsible for the albums, for updating computers, and for maintaining contact with bereaved families.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Liat Ben Ami
Age:
19
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Haifa
Profile:
Liat Ben Ami, 19, one of fourteen people killed when a car packed with explosives detonated near bus No. 841in karkur junction.Liat served in a small Border Police unit stationed at a memorial site near Barkai junction.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:

 

Name:
Aiman Sharuf
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Druze
Residence:
Ussfiyeh
Profile:
St.-Sgt. Aiman Sharuf, 20, a border policeman from Ussfiyeh, was one of 14 persons killed when a bus was blown up in a suicide attack by a terrorist driving an explosives-laden jeep near the Karkur junction. Sharuf had boarded the No. 841 Egged bus at the stop adjacent to the Border Police Memorial in Wadi Ara. During the past two years he had served in Hebron, but had been stationed at the memorial for the past week after being injured in a traffic accident.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ashraf al-Asama
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Ashraf al-Asama, 18, from Jenin, one of the two suicide bombers who drove a jeep carrying more than 100 kilograms of explosives which detonated close to bus No. 841 as it was waiting at a bus stop.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mohammed al-Hasnin
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Mohammed al-Hasnin, 19, from Jenin, one of the two suicide bombers who drove a jeep carrying more than 100 kilograms of explosives which detonated close to bus No. 841 as it was waiting at a bus stop.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Suwad Jabber
Age:
23
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
Secondary Nationality:
Palestinian
Religion:
Unknown
Residence:
Taibeh
Profile:
Suwad Jabber, 23, was killed in the terrorist bombing while returning to her home in the town of Taibeh, from Haifa University. Suwad had just handed in her last seminar paper to the university where she was an outstanding student in the departments of mathematics and statistics. Her family had hoped, until the final identification, that Suwad had not been on the bus since she did not normally take that line.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Anat Shimshon
Age:
33
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ra'anana.
Profile:
Anat Shimshon, was one of 14 persons killed when a bus was blown up in a suicide attack by a terrorist driving an explosives-laden jeep near the Karkur junction. Anat was on her way home from visiting her father in Kiryat Shmona when she phoned her mother. Her mother promised to call right back - but by then it was too late; Anat was killed in the bus bombing. For the last five years she was personnel manager for a furniture company, which closed only a few days ago.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Indelo Ashati
Age:
54
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Hadera
Profile:
Indelo Ashati, was one of 14 persons killed when a bus was blown up in a suicide attack by a terrorist driving an explosives-laden jeep near the Karkur junction. Indelo was on his way home from visiting his daughter, who is in a medical facility in Tiberias, when the bombers struck. At 12.30 P.M., he phoned home to say he had arrived in Tiberias and would be coming back in the afternoon. When his wife heard the news, she realized he must be on the bus and rushed to the hospital, only to be sent to the Abu Kabir forensic institute. The Ashati family came to Israel from Ethiopia in 1991, during Operation Solomon, and settled in Hadera. Ashati worked for the Jewish National Fund and the Israel Electric Corporation but had been unemployed in recent months.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Osnat Abramov
Age:
16
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Holon
Profile:
Osnat Abramov, was one of 14 persons killed when a bus was blown up in a suicide attack by a terrorist driving an explosives-laden jeep near the Karkur junction. Osnat parents didn't know they had lost their 16-year-old daughter in the Karkur Junction bus bombing, a neighbor of the family said. She had gone north to visit a friend on a kibbutz, and in the afternoon, when she still hadn't returned, the father called the police to ask for their help in finding her. Two days later, the police asked the family to go to the Abu Kabir Forensic Science Institute to give blood samples, to help the body identification process. "She was a nice, quiet girl," said her neighbors.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Sergei Shevchuk
Age:
35
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Afula
Profile:
Sergei Shevchuk, was one of 14 persons killed when a bus was blown up in a suicide attack by a terrorist driving an explosives-laden jeep near the Karkur junction. On Monday afternoon, telephoned his mother-in-law to say he was on the bus home from his work in Tiberias and would be in Afula shortly. But for some reason, he did not get off the bus when it stopped there for 10 minutes. His family believes he must have fallen asleep. Shevchuk came to Israel from Ukraine with his wife, Alexandra, over seven years ago. They have a son, Alex, who celebrates his seventh birthday today.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mustafa Awazi
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Mustafa Awazi,was the suicide bomber who blew himself up in the Karkur Junction killing 14 israelis
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Comments:
Check - we show three perpetrators for this incident!
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Guerilla Attack - Oct 18, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Northern Gaza Strip, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
In the northern Gaza Strip, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian after he attacked their outpost with explosives and grenades, the Israeli army said. Hamas' military wing said the man was one of its members.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammad Abu Abeid
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jabalya
Profile:
Mohammad Abu Abeid, was shot dead by Israeli troops, after he attacked their outpost with explosives and grenades. Hamas' military wing said the man was one of its members.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Reuters

 


Violent Clash - Oct 17, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 53 year-old Palestinian was killed when a gunbattle broke out after Israeli troops began reinforcing a fence around a base in a district, next to the border with Egypt, local witnesses said.

Sources:
Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Asfor
Age:
53
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Ahmed Asfor, 53, was killed on Wednesday when a gunbattle broke out after Israeli troops began reinforcing a fence around a base in a district, next to the border with Egypt, local witnesses said.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Low
Sources:
Reuters

 


Unknown - Oct 17, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian medical sources said that an eight-year-old boy who was shot and critically wounded on October 17 as IDF soldiers opened fire in Rafah, died of his wounds on 11 Nov 02.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Najja
Age:
8
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafa
Profile:
Mohammed Najja, 8, died of sustaining wounds he received on October 17 as IDF soldiers opened fire in Rafah. He died on 11 Nov.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Oct 17, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Artillery
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 6
Injured: 45
Details:
After coming under fire from Palestinian gunmen, Israeli soldiers fired a tank cannon and heavy machine guns into the Rafah refugee camp, killing at least six Palestinians, wounding 45 and damaging shops, houses and a school, according to Palestinian witnesses, doctors and U.N. officials.

Further Details
Israeli military officials and refugee camp residents said tensions had been particularly high since Wednesday, when the military began building a concrete observation tower near the southern entrance to the camp. The tower afforded a sweeping view of the camp and the border area that Israeli authorities say is a transit point for smuggling arms from Egypt into Gaza. Hospital officials identified the dead as a teenage boy and girl, Mohammed Abu Helal, 15, and Fhaymaa Abu Shammaleh, 14; two women, Fatma Abu Jazar, 70, and Samirah Abu Jazar, 32; and two men, Aymen el-Ghol, 30, and Ebed, the grocer. The military maintains the tower is needed to guard a dangerous border area, where officials say arms smuggling is rampant. Palestinian residents complain the tower will give soldiers a vantage point over the entire camp, allowing them to see directly into many homes. Gunfire sporadically crackled across the area throughout the day and night Wednesday. Camp residents said soldiers were firing toward the camp. Rafowicz, the Israeli military spokesman, said the soldiers and building engineers were attacked by Palestinian snipers and fighters using rocket-propelled grenade launchers, or RPGs. He said the Israeli soldiers responded today by firing from a tank into what he described as a "cell of RPGs."

Sources:
Washington Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Said Abdul Obeid
Age:
40
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Said Abdulaty Ebed, 40, stepped outside the door of his grocery store to chat with a neighbor, residents said. According to the man with whom he had been talking, Ebed was killed when the tank fired a missile into the store.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Reuters gave his name as Saeed Abu Abeid .
Sources:
Washington Post, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Muhammad Sami Abu Hilal
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mohammed Abu Helal, 15, was killed when an Israeli tank fired shells into Rafah after shots were fired at soldiers building a watch tower. He was reportedly in the grocery belonging to Said Ebed when he was hit by shrapnel.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Washington Post, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Shaima Kamal Abu Shamala
Age:
10
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Shaima Kamal Abu Shamala was killed when an Israeli tank fired shells into Rafah after shots were fired at soldiers building a watch tower.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Reuters, the Jerusalem Post, and AP gave her age as 8, 9, and 11, respectively. Washington Post said she was 14 years-old.
Sources:
Washington Post, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Fatma Ahmed Abu Jazar
Age:
70
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Fatma Abu Jazar, 70, was killed when an Israeli tank fired shells into Rafah after shots were fired at soldiers building a watch tower.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Washington Post, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Samira Mohammed Abu Jazar
Age:
32
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Samirah Abu Jazar, 32, was killed when an Israeli tank fired shells into Rafah after shots were fired at soldiers building a watch tower.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Washington Post, Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Iman Muhammad al Ghoul
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Iman Muhammad al Ghoul, 30, was killed when an Israeli tank fired shells into Rafah after shots were fired at soldiers building a watch tower. He was reportedly in the grocery belonging to Said Ebed when he was hit by shrapnel.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Washington Post, Jerusalem Post

 


Violent Clash - Oct 14, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
After nightfall Monday, two Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces as they planted explosives. Palestinian security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the two were members of the Islamic Jihad.

Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
One of two Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli forces as they planted explosives.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
One of two Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli forces as they planted explosives.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Reuters, Associated Press

 


Unknown - Oct 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 2
Details:
Palestinians said troops killed a 56-year-old woman and wounded two other women.

Further Details
The women were taking a side road to evade an Israeli roadblock near the town of Jenin when soldiers opened fire on their car, witnesses said.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Yusra Sawalha
Age:
56
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rai village
Profile:
Yusra Sawalha was killed after taking a side road to evade an Israeli roadblock near the town of Jenin
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Oct 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 27
Details:
Two palestinians, including a 4-year-old boy, were killed during a firefight when troops entered the Rafah refugee camp to search for weapons smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip. A third man later died of injuries sustained in the raid.

Further Details
IDF troops entered the Rafah refugee camp to search for tunnels. The tunneles were blown up and along with them houses were destroyed and damaged. clashes broke out after militants shot at troops and threw grenades. Two Palestinians were killed, a 4 year old boy and a PIJ activist.

Sources:
AP, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Tawfik Hussan Bereka
Age:
4
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Tawfik Hussan Bereka was killed when his house was destroyed during an initiated Military Operation searching for weapons smuggling tunnels in Rafa. Relative of the dead boy said that the boy was wounded as they ran out of the house and died later at the hospital.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
AP

 

Name:
Ibrahim Al'uti (Alghuti)
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
rafah
Profile:
Ibrahim Al'uti, a PIJ activist was killed in a fight which evolve during an initiated Military Operation searching for weapons smuggling tunnels in Rafa.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
AP, Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Tawfik Bareka (Braika)
Age:
50
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Tawfik Braika, 50, was injured in Oct. 13 when Israeli troops exploded three houses near the border between Egypt and Gaza Strip. He died 25 October.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Reuters gave the family name as Ebraka.
Sources:
AP

 


Terror Attack - Oct 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Infiltration
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Moshav Yevul, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 2
Details:
Soldiers from a reserves unit of the Israel Defense Forces prevented two Palestinians armed with Kalishnikov rifles and explosives from infiltrating Moshav Yevul early yesterday morning. Yevul is located in the Negev, just east of the border with Egypt. The infiltrators had crossed into Israel from Egypt.

Further Details
Two armed Palestinian terrorists tried to penetrate the community of Yevul by cutting the frontier fence but short time after they entered Yevul they encountered Israeli soldiers. In an exchange of fire, both of the terrorists were killed. Two soldiers were wounded in the clash in the desert area, one moderately and the other lightly.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Ashraf Dayoud
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Ashraf Dayoud was killed along with another terrorist while trying to penetrate the community of Yevul.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Ayman Akhras
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Ayman Akhras was killed along with another terrorist while trying to penetrate the community of Yevul.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Targeted Killing - Oct 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Bethlehem, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An explosion killed a Palestinian militant in a public telephone booth near Bethlehem.

Further Details
Mohammed Shtewie Abayat was speaking on the phone just outside the Beit Jalla Hospital near the West Bank city of Bethlehem when it blew up, killing him instantly, according to doctors. Palestinian sources said that the victim was not the real target, and that Israel wanted to get his older brother, Nasser, the current comander of the Tanzim military wing in the Bethlehem area.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Shtawi Abayat
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Jala
Profile:
Mohammed Abayat, a low-ranking member of the Tanzim from east Bethlehem was killed when a public telephone exploded in his hand near Bethlehem.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Reuters, AP

 


Unknown - Oct 12, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Near Gush Katif, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian sources reported that a 21-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead by IDF fire in the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
The Palestinians said that the man was working on his land east of Khan Yunis when he was shot by soldiers. The IDF said that soldiers operating in the vicinity had identified a group of Palestinian youths digging in an area where explosive devices had previously been concealed and which was now off-limits to Palestinians.

Sources:
ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Arafat Qdeykh
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Yunis
Profile:
Arafat Qdeykh, was shot dead by IDF fire in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians said that the man was working on his land east of Khan Yunis when he was shot by soldiers. The IDF said that soldiers operating in the vicinity had identified a group of Palestinian youths digging in an area where explosive devices had previously been concealed and which was now off-limits to Palestinians.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Oct 12, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 2
Details:
An 18-year old Palestinian was killed and two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were lightly wounded, during shooting incidents in the West Bank town of TulKarm.

Further Details
According to IDF sources, the Palestinian youth was shot while he was hurling a Molotov cocktail at the soldiers.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mahmoud Sabri Halil
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Mahmoud Sabri Halil was shot by Israeli troops when he attempted to throw a Molotov cocktail at them.
Status:
Violent Protester
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Israel Insider, Reuters

 


Violent Clash - Oct 10, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 2
Details:
A Palestinian schoolteacher and wife of a prominent Palestinian doctor, was killed during riots after Friday prayer services in the West Bank city of Nablus. her husband and son were injured

Further Details
According to Palestinian sources, the Hijleh family was sitting in their glassed veranda when the Israeli troops opened fire. Mrs. Abu Hijleh died on the spot while her Husband and her son were slightly injured.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Palestinian Chronicle

    Casualties:

Name:
Shadan Hijleh
Age:
40
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Shadan Hikleh, a schoolteacher and wife of a prominent Palestinian doctor in the West Bank city of Nablus, was killed at home on 11 Oct. 02 by gunfire that Palestinian witnesses said came from someone in an Israeli jeep.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Unclear
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Palestinian Chronicle

 


Terror Attack - Oct 10, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Bus
 
Location:
Bar Ilan Junction, Ramat Gan, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 16
Details:
One person was killed and 16 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up after failing to get onto a bus on the Geha highway near Bnei Brak, but a far greater disaster was prevented by the bus driver and a passenger who pinned the bomber to the ground until the packed bus had emptied.

Further Details
The bomber had tried to board the bus through the back door. Thinking someone was trying to sneak on the bus, the driver closed the back door and saw the man slip and fall. It wasn't until he got off the bus to check whether the man was okay, that he discovered he was face-to-face with a suicide bomber. The driver, Baruch Neuman, got one of the passengers to help him pin the bombers arms so that he couldn't detonate the explosives, and shouted for passengers on the bus to flee. Once the bus had emptied, said Neuman, the passenger helping him pin down the bomber looked at him and said: "We must let go together and run. We flew out of there. Then the bomber got up, walked a few meters and exploded." The bomber moved toward a group of people at the bus stop then detonated the explosives, killing himself and an elderly woman and wounding four people.

Sources:
Reuters, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Saada Aharon
Age:
71
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
An elderly woman was killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a bus stop at Bar Ilan Junction
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:

 

Name:
Rafik Muhamad Hamad
Age:
31
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Kalkilya
Profile:
Suicide bomber who attempted to board a packed bus at the Bar Ilan Junction on 10 Oct 02. The driver prevented his getting on the bus, and, together with a passenger, managed to pin him long enough for the passengers to flee the bus. Only one Israeli was killed in the bombing.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Oct 10, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian gunmen exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers patrolling the edge of the Rafah Palestinian refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinian witnesses and hospital officials said Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians, an 18-year-old and a 12-year-old boy.

Further Details
During the operation, troops uncovered two tunnels used for smuggling weapons from the Egyptian side of the border into the town of Rafah. A soldier operating an IDF bulldozer was lightly injured when an explosive device was detonated near to his vehicle. Israel accused the Palestinians of shooting first and said that it would move to combat the "terrorist infrastructure."

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Ihab al-Mghaiar
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Killed during clashes between IDF soldiers and youths throwing stones and home-made pipe bombs. Hospital sources said 18-year-old Ihab al-Mghaiar was shot in the chest. Palestinian witnesses said he was not armed.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Thair Salah Ismael al-Hout
Age:
12
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Killed during clashes between IDF soldiers and youths throwing stones and home-made pipe bombs. Palestinian witnesses said 12-year-old Saher al-Hout was hit by IDF fire as he stood in a street near the scene of fighting between Palestinian gunmen and IDF troops in Rafah refugee camp.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Oct 9, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 17
Details:
Palestinians said troops fired from tank-mounted machine guns at stone throwers in the Rafah refugee camp near the border with Egypt. The army said shots were fired at soldiers and armored vehicles as sappers dismantled a 100 kilogram bomb planted by Palestinians to be activated against security forces on the outskirts of Rafah. At the same time shots were also fired at the nearby Termit IDF post and soldiers returned fire. Two Palestinians were killed and 17 wounded.

Further Details
AP: The Gaza clash developed in a place where there are daily confrontations the Gaza-Egypt border, which is patrolled by Israel under the largely ignored interim peace accords. Palestinian witnesses said soldiers in tanks opened fire with machine guns at Palestinians throwing rocks at them from the Rafah refugee camp, killing two and wounding 17. The Israeli military said soldiers returned fire after gunmen shot at them.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohamed Ashour
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Mohamed Ashor was killed during clashes between Palestinian stone throwers and Israeli soldiers in the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza strip on October 9, 2002.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Comments:
Reuters gave his age as 15 and both the Associated Press and Ha'aretz said that he was 18 years-old
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Ahmed Radwan
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Killed during clashes in Rafah on 9 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:

 


Terror Attack - Oct 8, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Zif Junction, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
Four Israelis were wounded when their car was fired on near Zif Junction south of Hebron. One later died of his injuries. The gunmen escaped.

Further Details
The four were traveling toward Kiryat Arba from Carmel and Maon settlements in the Hebron foothills when the attack happened at 11.30 A.M. An initial investigation by the Israel Defense Forces found the gunmen had set up an ambush, apparently on both sides of the road, and opened fire as the vehicle passed, hitting all four passengers. The driver lost control of the vehicle which continued for 250 meters until it veered off the road into an olive grove. Doctors later said the passengers suffered additional injuries from the crash. The driver, Eliezer Kalfon from Moshav Zanu'ah, who works as a contractor in the area, was seriously injured. Oded Volak, who had taken a ride with him, was in critical condition from head injuries. Ora Zinni, a resident of Ashdod who is studying at Maon, was lightly injured and Efrat Blau, a resident of Carmel, suffered moderate injuries. At the scene of the attack, cartridges were found from three weapons - a Kalshnikov, an M-16 and an Uzi. The IDF believes the perpetrators of yesterday's attack may have been the same gunmen who killed IDF soldier Eliezer Leibovitz and three members of the Dikstein family two months ago. The number of attacks in the Hebron region has been relatively small but several cells belonging to Hamas, Tanzim and Islamic Jihad are known to be still operating in the villages south of the town.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Oded Volak
Age:
51
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Modi'in
Profile:
Oded Volak, 51, of Modi'in, who was critically wounded by a gunshot to the head in a Palestinian ambush on a car in the Hebron Hills on Tuesday, succumbed to his wounds on 10 Oct 02. Volak, who worked as a guide for the Jewish National Fund, was described by friends as a fervent believer in reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians who continued to travel around the West Bank despite the perils of the two-year-old intifada. Four of his organs have been donated to Israeli Jews and Arabs, including a liver being transplanted to a 55-year-old Arab man from the city of Umm el-Fahm, who had been on the transplant list for many years. The surgery was directed by Dr. Ahmed Eid at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Oct 8, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Shuafat, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 1
Details:
A four month old Palestinian boy was critically wounded in the head in a confrontation between police and demonstrators in Shuafat Refugee Camp in east Jerusalem, officials said. The infant was brought to Hadassan Hospital in Jerusalem's Ein Karem with "critical head wounds" apparently from the melee, a hospital spokeswoman said. Doctors said that he appeared to have been dropped.

Further Details
Police entered the area on a routine patrol and to search for terrorist suspects. Several police were lightly injured by stones and bottles thrown at them by several hundred protesters as they left the camp.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

Crossfire - Oct 8, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 12 year-old Palestinian girl was killed by a stray bullet during clashes in Rafah.

Further Details
Residents and doctors said that soldiers fired at youths who were throwing rocks at tanks and bulldozers, and the girl was hit near her house.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Maysaa Amad Zanoun
Age:
12
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Maysaa Zanon, 12, was allegedly killed by Israel troops while she was at her family home near the Rafah border between Egypt and Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Oct 8, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Near Hermesh, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
IDF troops encountered a would-be suicide bomber on his way to carry out an attack in Israel. The soldiers opened fire, killing the bomber.

Further Details
Soldiers spotted the suspect near Hermesh and opened fire. Palestinians in the area said they heard a large explosion, possibly the terrorist's bomb exploding in the gunfire. IDF soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian Monday who was apparently attempting to infiltrate the West Bank settlement of Hermesh, the Kol Rina news agency reported. According to reports the man was on his way to carry out an attack on the settlement, which is north of Ramallah.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Would-be suicide bomber killed near Baka a-Sharkiya on 8 Oct 02, while on his way to carry out a bombing.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Oct 7, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 14
Injured: 100
Details:
Fourteen Palestinians were killed and some 100 injured during an IDF military operation to arrest Hamas fugitives in Gaza.

Further Details
Ha'aretz: In the raid, Givati Brigade soldiers, backed by combat engineers and armored units and IAF attack helicopters, went into Khan Yunis in search of Hamas suspects and confiscate weapons. They entered from the north and west, heading for the strongly pro-Hamas Amal neighborhood to nab two terrorists who had evaded arrest. Troops also arrested another Palestinian wearing a belt of explosives and holding a bag of mortar shells. Boston Globe: In the Israeli incursion in Khan Younis, eyewitnesses said about half of the 14 dead were armed militants, while Palestinian officials said all but a few were civilians. Sources on both sides said that the operation began shortly after midnight, when about 50 Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers entered the camp from multiple directions. The sources agreed that the Israelis encountered sharp resistance and that two Palestinians, including a noncombatant woman who walked into the line of fire, were killed in the early stages of the operation. Israeli security sources said that soldiers began to withdraw about 3:30 a.m. and that militants of the camp then advanced on the troops, shooting, throwing grenades, and yelling, ''Allahu akbar,'' an Arabic phrase meaning ''God is great.'' Residents of the camp said they came out of their homes when they heard what they took to be celebratory shouting and firing of weapons. Many were then wounded, and were some killed, when the Israeli helicopter fired the rocket at the group that was harrying the army's retreat. Khadijeh Ahmad Waafi, 17, said she, her mother, and her younger sister thought the shouts ''meant the Israelis had left'' and went outside their home. All of them suffered light shrapnel leg wounds when the rocket exploded. Waafi said, ''I saw six or seven Hamas activists dead after the explosion.'' Fawzi al-Aqad, 10, who also suffered leg wounds, said he was standing in the crowd. '' I heard a big explosion,'' he said. ''I saw guns and rifles flying in the sky.'' Others who were present also said the rocket was shot at a group of militants. They said the group was targeted by Israeli collaborators in the crowd, but the Israeli security sources said the group was easy to target because it had been firing continuously at the troops.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz, Boston Globe

    Casualties:

Name:
Abdullah Walid Salah
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Abdullah Walid Salah, 16, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Fares al-Zarzouq
Age:
17
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Fares al-Zarzouq, 17, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Jamal Muhareb
Age:
18
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Jamal Muhareb, 18, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Muhammad Sadiq
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Muhammad Sadiq, 20, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Ihab Dhib Khalaf
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Ihab Dhib Khalaf, 22, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02. He was reportedly killed when IDF troops fired on gunmen firing mortars from a post near Naser Hospital in Khan Younis.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Usama Ali Abadin
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Usama Ali Abadin, 23, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Muhammad Shalula
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Muhammad Shalula, 23, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Hitam Mussa Abu al-Naja
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Hitam Mussa Abu al-Naja, 27, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Iman Saqer
Age:
35
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Iman Saqer, 35, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Abdul al-Salout
Age:
40
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Abdul al-Salout, 40, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Rahima Salah Salama
Age:
50
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Rahima Salah Salama, 50, was the mother of Hamas fugitive Rafa Salah Salama, who is wanted by security forces. Gaza commander Brig.-Gen. Yisrael Ziv said soldiers were at the Salama home looking for her son. He said soldiers fired at her as she tried to flee, and stopped as soon as they realized they had hit a woman. An IDF doctor immediately began to treat her, Ziv said, but was forced to pronounce her death.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Comments:
According to Palestinian reports, Salama's 15-year-old son was also wounded.
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Nedal Baubakh
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Nedal Baubakh, 19, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Muhammad Hassan al-Astal
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Muhammad Hassan al-Astal, 15, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Ahmed al-Astal
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Khan Younis
Profile:
Ahmed al-Astal, 16, was among 14 killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Khan Younis on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Internecine Violence - Oct 7, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Gaza City, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 4
Injured: 18
Details:
Hamas gunmen and Palestinian police fired on each other in a deadly fight in Gaza City, after a group of masked Hamas gunmen killed the commander of the Palestinian riot police in Gaza earlier in the day. Four Hamas members were killed in the clashes.

Further Details
Palestinian security sources said Hamas activist Imad al-Aql killed Col. Rajeh Abu Lahiya, 47, in revenge for the death of his brother and two other Hamas members at the hands of PA riot police on October 8, 2001. But instead of hiding, Aql proudly addressed residents at the al-Maghazi refugee camp where he lives, saying he had avenged his brother's death by killing Abu Lahiya. Following the murder, police were ordered to stop anyone seen carrying a weapon, a PA source said. Two armed Hamas militants stopped by police barricaded themselves inside a building in the center of Gaza City, resisting arrest and threatening to blow up the building, the PA source said. More armed Hamas members arrived at the scene, as did more policemen. Two Hamas gunmen were killed and 15 others wounded in the ensuing gun battle, according to the PA source. Senior Fatah sources in Gaza said the clashes erupted when PA security forces attempted to arrest Imad Aql. The PA had only agreed to pull back its forces once Hamas delivers Imad al-Aql, the chief suspect, and his accomplices in the kidnapping and murder of Abu Lihyeh. The Palestinian police charged that Hamas helped Aql and some 20 accomplices, all Hamas militants, get away. Hamas continued to refuse to hand the men over to the police, Palestinian sources said yesterday evening. Shaath said the PA was waiting to see what would come out of the talks between Fatah and Hamas in Gaza, before deciding on further actions. Aql admitted to killing Abu Lihyeh, saying it was in revenge for the fatal shooting of his brother Raed by riot policemen at a pro-Osama bin Laden demonstration in Gaza last October. After killing Abu Lihyeh, Aql set up a tent of mourning in the Nusseirat refugee camp where his family is living. The family had promised that they would set up the tent once they avenged Raed's death. "If we had not killed him, the other families [of the other slain students] would have done so," Aql's mother, Aisheh, told The Associated Press yesterday. When police arrived Monday night to disperse the crowd at the tent, a gun battle ensued in which two Hamas supporters were killed and 18 people were wounded. Monday afternoon two armed Hamas militants barricaded themselves in a building and threatened to blow the building up unless the police withdrew. More Hamas gunmen came to the scene and a gun battle erupted between them and police. Two Hamas militants were killed and 15 people were wounded.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammad Hijazi
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Mohammad Hijazi was killed by PA policemen during clashes with PA forces in Gaza on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Mahmod El Buornuo
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Mahmod El Buornuo was one of four Hamas activists killed by PA security forces during clashes in Gaza on 7 Oct 02.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Mohammed Taimeh
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
Mohammed Taimeh, 16, was one of four Hamas members killed by PA security forces after a Hamas activist killed a senior PA police commander
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nusseirat
Profile:
Was one of four Hamas members killed by PA security forces after a Hamas activist killed a senior PA police commander
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 


Internecine Violence - Oct 7, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Gaza City, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
The head of the Palestinian riot police was killed by members of Hamas.

Further Details
Palestinian security sources said Hamas activist Imad al-Aql killed Col. Rajeh Abu Lahiya, 47, in revenge for the death of his brother and two other Hamas members at the hands of PA riot police on October 8, 2001. Hamas militants disguised as police officers reportedly set up a check point and stopped Abu Lahiya's car. They commandeered the car, drove it to a nearby Hamas-controlled neighborhood, and ordered Abu Lahiya out. Then they shot him dead and wounded his two bodyguards, a police statement said. A PA source said the men shot Abu Lahiya after he called to traffic policemen for help from inside the car.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Rajeh Abu Lahiya
Age:
47
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Hamas activist Imad al-Aql killed Col. Rajeh Abu Lahiya, 47, in revenge for the death of his brother and two other Hamas members at the hands of PA riot police on October 8, 2001.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah
Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

 


Roadblock Confrontation - Oct 7, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Jat Village - Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian was killed from IDF gunfire near the Roadblock in the entrence of Jat Village.

Further Details
According to IDF a Palestinian group tried to forced there passage through the Roadblock and refused to abide to the soldiers orders.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A Palestinian was killed by IDF gunfire near the Roadblock in the entrence of Jat Village.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Oct 6, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An Islamic Jihad activist was killed by Israeli soldiers after he opened fire at them in Jenin.

Sources:
Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Sami (Samer) Nisrouni Jalamneh
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
An Islamic Jihad activists was killed by Israeli soldiers after he opened fire at them in Jenin
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Israel Radio

 


Terror Attack - Oct 6, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Akraba, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
A Palestinian man was shot dead and another man was wounded by settlers near the West Bank village of Akraba, next to Nablus, according to Palestinian sources.

Further Details
According to reports, the man, a 24-year-old resident of the village, was shot by settlers in an olive grove close to the village. "A group of 10 to 12 armed settlers opened fire and tried to disperse the olive-pickers," said Ghaled Myadmeh, mayor of Akraba. "They opened fire extensively and Hani Yusuf, 24, was killed and another man wounded."

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Hani Yusef
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Akraba
Profile:
A 24-year-old resident of the village of Akraba was shot by settlers in an olive grove close to the village. Another man was reportedly wounded in the attack.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

 


Guerilla Attack - Oct 6, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hizballah (Party of God)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Near Metulla, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An Israeli soldier was killed when Hizbullah gunmen opened fire at IDF troops along the Lebanon border near Metulla, a day after IAF warplanes bombed a terrorist training camp deep inside Syria. The camp was used by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which took responsibility for Saturday's suicide bombing in Haifa that murdered 19, including four children.

Further Details
A group of gunmen believed to be members of the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement shot at the soldiers through a border fence from a few dozen yards inside Lebanon at about 4:30 p.m., killing one soldier, according to an Israeli military spokesman. Israeli troops returned fire, the spokesman said

Sources:
Associated Press, Washington Post, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
David Solomonov
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Kfar Sava
Profile:
Sergeant David Solomonov, 21, of Kfar Sava, was killed by a sniper's bullet fired from Lebanon while waiting in ambush with his unit near the border fence with Lebanon.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Associated Press, Washington Post, Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Oct 4, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nizlat Zeid, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinians reported that a 16 year-old youth was hit by IDF gunfire in the village of Nizlat Zeid west of Jenin, where security forces were enforcing a curfew.

Further Details
Soldiers also saw two youths, standing on the balcony of the house, who appeared to be conversing with those in the street. The soldier called on the crowd to disperse, and when they did not, fired a single shot from his M-16 at the house. As a result, 16-year-old Mohammed Ali Najib was critically wounded. Local medics pronounced him dead a short while later. An IDF probe into the shooting determined that there were grounds to charge the soldier with negligent manslaughter.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammad Ali Najib Zeid
Age:
16
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nizlat Zeid
Profile:
Muhammad Najib, 16, was hit by IDF gunfire in the village of Nizlat Zeid west of Jenin, where security forces were enforcing a curfew. Zeid died while being taken by an Israeli ambulance to hospital in Israel.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
IDF SPOKESPERSON ANNOUNCEMENT: Sentencing of an IDF Officer Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter

Today, Monday, May 3, 2004, a sentencing was given in the trial of an IDF officer ranked Captain, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 16 years old Palestinian in the village of Nazlat Zeid in the West Bank.

During searches conducted in the area an IDF force encountered a crowd of Palestinian youth. In an attempt to disperse the crowd and continue the searches the officer fired at a wall of a residential building, against the rules and regulations. As a result of the fire a Palestinian youth was killed [from a bullet that ricocheted into the house].

The court ruled that the officer's behavior was blatantly negligent and unreasonable, and the shooting took place even though the officer was not in mortal danger.

The officer was demoded from Captain to Lieutenant. He was sentenced to an active prison term of six months, two of which in a military prison, and four of labor in the framework of the army, and an additional suspended sentence term of six months. The court took into consideration the positive opinions of the officer's commanders and the defendant personal circumstance. At the same time, the court emphasized the importance of the value of sanctity of life espoused by the IDF and the need to send a clear massage of deterrence to prevent a hasty use of a weapon. The judges ruled that the punishment in a case in which an innocent youth died, even if caused by negligence, must include an active prison term. In addition, the officer's failure in command requires a demotion in rank.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Crossfire - Oct 4, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 1
Details:
IDF soldiers fired on a taxi driver who was driving in the West Bank city of Nablus, in violation of a curfew earlier imposed on the city. The shots missed the driver, hitting and critically wounding instead a 12-year-old Palestinian boy standing nearby, witnesses and medics said.

Further Details
IDF Spokeswoman was quoted by different media reports as saying soldiers on patrol in Nablus, the largest stronghold of Palestinian militants in the West Bank, fired after being targeted by gunmen in the vicinity. Media reports quoted witnesses as saying the boy, Ibrahim al-Madani, was hit from shots aimed at the cab driver. The driver himself, they said, had jumped out of the vehicle to avoid troops in jeeps trying to detain him near the entrance of nearby Askar refugee camp. Hospital officials said Ibrahim Madani was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the head. The IDF said it was unaware of that incident, but it said an Israeli soldier was seriously wounded by Palestinian gunfire in Nablus.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Ibrahim Madani
Age:
12
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Ibrahim Madani was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the head after being hit by shots fired by the IDF at a taxi driver who was attempting to evade detention during a curfew in Nablus.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Oct 4, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian youth was shot dead by the IDF in Nablus during clashes between stone-throwers and soldiers.

Further Details
Some Palestinian sources said that Ammar Rajab, from the Al-Ein refugee camp, was shot in the head by soldiers as he sat near a window in his home. Other Palestinian sources said that the boy was killed while throwign stones at the soldiers.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Amer Hashem Rajab
Age:
15
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Al-Ein refugee camp
Profile:
A 15 year-old youth was shot by IDF while throwing stones at an army checkpoint near Balata refugee camp on Friday, 4 Oct 02.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Crossfire - Oct 3, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian street vendor was killed in clashes between the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinians near the Jenin refugee camp.

Further Details
Ahmed Astiti, 45, was caught between clashing IDF troops and Palestinian demonstrators. It is believed that he was killed by bullets fired by the soldiers.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Astiti (Istaiteh)
Age:
45
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
A Palestinian street vendor was killed in clashes between the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinians near the Jenin refugee camp. Ahmed Astiti, 45, was caught between clashing IDF troops and Palestinian demonstrators.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Crossfire - Oct 1, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
border with Gaza Strip, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian militants threw grenades at IDF forces just outside the Gaza Strip, witnesses said. A Palestinian guard at a garage was killed in crossfire when the IDF returned fire. The man, 50, was a guard at a garage. Israeli forces looking for the attackers lit the sky with flares and fired machine guns. The Islamic Jihad, claiming responsibility, said the attackers returned safely.

Further Details
The dead man, 50, was a guard at a garage. Witnesses said that Israeli forces looking for the attackers lit the sky with flares and fired machine guns. The Islamic Jihad, claiming responsibility, said the attackers returned safely.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Salah Behar
Age:
50
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
A 50 year-old Palestinian was killed by tank fire after militants threw grenades at IDF forces just outside the Strip. The man was a guard at a garage. Israeli forces looking for the attackers lit the sky with flares and fired machine guns.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Name given by Associated Press, Reuters identified him as Abu Jebril Bhar.
Sources:
Ha'artz

 


Guerilla Attack - Sep 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Military Personnel
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
Palestinian gunmen opened fire on an army position in a house in the Nablus casbah. Two soldiers from the engineering battalion of the Nahal Brigade were hit, and one subsequently died of his wounds.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Ari Yehoshua Weiss
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
Secondary Nationality:
United States
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ra'anana
Profile:
St.-Sgt. Ari Yehoshua Weiss, 21, of Ra'anana, was killed when Palestinian gunmen opened fire on an army position in the Nablus casbah. Ari Weiss immigrated with his family to Israel from Dallas, Texas in 1992. He attended the Noam Yeshiva in Pardes Hanna. The head of the yeshiva, Rabbi Avihai Katzin, described him as a quiet boy who enjoyed studying. He enlisted in the Nahal Brigade just over two years ago. Ari's father, Stewart, served as rabbi of the English-speaking congregation in Ra'anana, and as director of the Jewish Outreach Center of Ra'anana and columnist for the Jerusalem Post.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 


Violent Clash - Sep 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 25
Details:
An 11-year-old boy was shot dead in the Balata refugee neighborhood while throwing stones at soldiers on his way to school. The IDF said that troops had responded to shots were fired at them and explosive devices were thrown. Some 25 Palestinian residents of the city were also wounded in the exchanges of fire, both from IDF and Palestinian shots. Several hours later, gunfire broke out in downtown Nablus; witnesses said gunmen apparently fired on IDF soldiers, who returned fire. Palestinian security officials said a 10-year-old boy was killed.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Rami al -Barbari
Age:
11
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Rami al -Barbari was shot dead in the Balata refugee neighborhood during a gunfight between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen. It is not known whether the boy was killed by shots fired by Israelis or by Palestinians.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mahmoud Zarlul
Age:
10
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
A 10 year-old boy was shot dead in the Balata refugee neighborhood during a gunfight between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen. It is not known whether the boy was killed by shots fired by Israelis or by Palestinians.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Reuters gave his last name as Zaghlol.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Sep 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian boy was killed by IDF gunfire in Nablus.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mahmoud Zaghol
Age:
12
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Mahmoud was standing in front of his home when a passing Israeli tank fired a burst of machine gun fire at him.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Sep 30, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian sources reported that a 43-year-old nurse from the a-Sultan neighborhood Rafah, was wounded when a tank shell hit a wall in her home. She died of her wounds on 11 Oct.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Fathiya a-Sufa
Age:
43
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Fatehya Al Soufi, 42, was wounded during an Israeli military operation on Sept. 30 and died of her wounds Friday 11 Oct 02.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Violent Clash - Sep 29, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Mortar Attack
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Gaza City, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian woman was comatose after being hit by shrapnel. Doctors said the Palestinian woman was brain dead after the IDF shells hit her house. However, the IDF said that no tank shells had been fired in the incident. It said soldiers fired assault rifles after mortar shells fell near an army post.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
43
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
A Palestinian woman was comatose after being hit by IDF tank fire. Doctors said the Palestinian woman was brain dead after the IDF shells hit her house. Palestinians said the shells were fired without provocation. But the IDF said that no tank shells had been fired in the incident. It said soldiers fired assault rifles after mortar shells fell near an army post.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Low
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Work Accident - Sep 28, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian sources reported that a senior member of the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Hader Taleb, was killed when a bomb he was preparing exploded. Taleb, 25, was found at the entrance to the Tul Karm refugee camp in the West Bank.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Hader Taleb
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
A senior member of the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Hader Taleb, was killed when a bomb he was preparing exploded. Taleb, 25, was found at the entrance to the Tul Karm refugee camp in the West Bank.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Crossfire - Sep 28, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian man was killed by IDF fire in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians sources said, as thousands of Palestinians marked the second anniversary of the start of their "war of independence" with marches and rallies in the territories.

Further Details
Ha'aretz: A 25-year-old Palestinian man was killed by IDF gunfire early Saturday when he stepped out of his house in the Rafah refugee camp, his cousin said. The man was a supporter of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, but was not armed, relatives said. The army said it was checking the report.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Sami Abed Al-Al
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Sami Abed Al-Al, 25, a member of the Fatah's military section, was killed in an exchange of fire with the IDF in Rafah near the Egyptian border. His cousin said that he was shot when he stepped out of his house in the Rafah refugee camp. His relatives claimed that although Al-Al was a supporter of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, he was not armed.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Comments:
Reuters gave his name as Sami Abedlal and age as 27, while AP gave his name as Shami Abdel Al.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Sep 28, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Netzarim, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 19 year-old Palestinian was killed while throwing stones in clashes near the Netzarim settlement in the Gaza Strip.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Abu Ahoueh (Ajawa)
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Dir Al-Balah
Profile:
Mohammed Abu Ahoueh, 19, was shot in the head and killed while throwing stones in clashes in Dir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Ha'aretz later gave his name as Abu Ajawa and his age as 18.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Counter-Terror Operation/Interception - Sep 27, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A leading Hamas activist was killed in Hebron when IDF forces surrounded his house and attempted to arrest him.

Further Details
Mohammed Jamal Yamour, 21, was killed after troops surrounded his house in the Farash neighborhood on Hebron and opened fire. Israel Radio reported that Yamour was killed while attempting to flee the house, armed with a machine gun. Palestinian sources said an IDF force near the Ahali Hospital southwest of town was about to arrest a Fatah activist called Faraj Alqawasma, when it noticed a Hamas man who lives nearby fleeing from the place. He was shot while running and managed to get to the hospital, where he died.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Mohammed Jamal Yamour (Yaghmour)
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
Mohammed Jamal Yamour, 21, was killed after troops surrounded his house in the Farash neighborhood on Hebron and opened fire.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Targeted Killing - Sep 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Helicopter Missile
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 35
Details:
Israeli helicopters fired two rockets at a car in Gaza City on Thursday, killing a senior Palestinian militia leader and at least one other man. The target of the attack was Hamas bomb-maker and operations chief, Mohammed Deif. Deif was injured in the attack and was taken to a safehouse in Gaza.

Further Details
According to Palestinian sources, an IAF helicopter fired at least one missile at two vehicles in Gaza City's Sheikh Radwan quarter, a Hamas stronghold, shortly after 2 p.m. local time. Hamas sources identified the two dead men as Abdel Rahim Hamdan, 27, and Issa Abu Abajram, 29. Abu Abajram was said to be a leader of the Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigade, linked to Palestinian Authority head Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Issa Abu Abajram
Age:
29
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Issa Abu Abajram, a leader of the Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigade, was killed in an Israeli attack targeting Hamas bomb-maker Mohammed Deif.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Comments:
Ha'aretz gave his name as Abu Ajra
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Abdel Rahim Hamdan
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Hamas member and aide of Mohammed Deif killed in an Israeli attempt to kill Mohammed Deif on 26 Sep 02.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 

Name:
Mohammad Deif
Age:
40
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza
Profile:
Mohammad Deif was named commander of Hamas' military wing, Izzadin Kassam, after Israel killed his predecessor, Salah Shehadeh, in July. Deif, 40, from Khan Yunis, is also known as Abu Khaled. He has topped Israel's wanted list for years as a bomb mastermind and also spent several months in the custody of the Palestinian Authority.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Initiated Military Operation - Sep 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 0
Details:
An IDF officer from the naval commando unit was shot and killed by a Palestinian gunman as the unit he was leading was searching for wanted militants in the West Bank village of Kfar Labed near Tul Karm. Soldiers returned fired and killed the gunman, a senior Hamas activist from Tul Karm, Nash'at abu Jbara.

Further Details
The firefight took place at about 6 A.M. in a wadi lined with olive trees. When a suspect was sighted a chase ensued, but he managed to escape under fire to the entrance of a cave. There he pulled an automatic rifle from its hiding place. Capt. Harel Marmelstein moved into the wadi to block the escape route of the wanted man and began moving toward the area where he was sighted. When the officer passed by the front of the cave, Jaber shot him. Harel was struck in the chest just below his shoulder, above his protective vest. He was evacuated in critical condition to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, where he died of his wounds. Nisa'at Talatin Jaber was gunned down by Marmelstein's squad. An explosive belt was found in his hiding place.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Harel Mermelstein
Age:
23
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Mevasseret Zion
Profile:
An officer in the elite Naval Commandos, Capt. Harel Marmelstein led a team of soldiers in a search for senior Hamas terrorist Nisa'at Talatin Jaber in the Tulkarem area. Jaber, on the security services' wanted list since 1999. In 1999 he was involved in two bombings in Netanya that injured 20 Israelis. In January 2001 he escaped from a Palestinian Authority prison. Since his escape, Jaber has been involved in numerous bombings and shooting incidents in the Tulkarem area and in sending suicide bombers for attacks inside Israel.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:

 

Name:
Nash'at Thalatin abu Jbara (Jaber)
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Nash'at abu Jaber, a senior Hamas activist from Tul Karm, was killed during an IDF search of Tul Karm for wanted militants. According to preliminary reports, Jaber was hiding in a cave outside the village when he opened fire on the IDF patrol, killing the commander of the patrol. The soldiers returned fire, killing Jaber. The IDF spokesperson said that Jaber was a senior Hamas man in Samaria and that the troops discovered an explosive belt near his body. Jaber, on the security services' wanted list since 1999. In 1999 he was involved in two bombings in Netanya that injured 20 Israelis. In January 2001 he escaped from a Palestinian Authority prison. Since his escape, Jaber has been involved in numerous bombings and shooting incidents in the Tulkarem area and in sending suicide bombers for attacks inside Israel.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Comments:
Jerusalem Post gave his name as Nashad Thalatin
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Internecine Violence - Sep 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Masked gunmen in Gaza announced through loudspeakers that they had executed Akram Zatmah, a 22-year-old student from Rafah who confessed to having assisted Israel in last month's assassination of Salah Shehadeh, a senior commander of the military wing of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Further Details
Zatmeh's body was discovered at a garbage dump near Gaza. He died after being shot in the head several times. He was being held in a prison belonging to the Preventive Security Service in the Gaza Strip. Some Palestinians said that Zatmeh, who was never put on trial, was delivered to Hamas gunmen yesterday morning by members of the PSS. Hamas confirmed yesterday that its men were responsible for the execution, which came in retaliation to the IDF raid on the Gaza Strip early Tuesday morning in which nine Palestinians were killed.

Sources:
Jpost

    Casualties:

Name:
Akram Muhammad al-Zatma
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Akram Zatmah, a 22-year-old student from Rafah who confessed to having assisted Israel in last month's assassination of Salah Shehadeh, a senior commander of the military wing of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Status:
Suspected Collaborator
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Violent Clash - Sep 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Other
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 4
Details:
A 14 month-old Palestinian infant died In Hebron, apparently overcome by tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers who clashed with Palestinians in a crowded Palestinian market.

Further Details
The infant, Gharam Manaa, was in the market with her grandmother when the tear gas hit, witnesses said. The grandmother carried the baby, wrapped in blankets, to an ambulance. Hospital officials said the girl was dead on arrival and appeared to have succumbed to tear gas. Asinat said three adults also inhaled tear gas and were lightly injured. A fourth person was hurt by a rubber bullet.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Gharam Manaa
Age:
1
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Hebron
Profile:
In Hebron, 14-month-old Gharam Manaa died Thursday, apparently overcome by tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers who clashed with Palestinians in a crowded Palestinian market area, doctors and witnesses said.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
The IDF Spokesman announced that the army lacked enough evidence to determine the veracity of the claim that the infant was killed due to tear gas inhalation.
Sources:
jpost, Ha'aretz

 


Attempted Infiltration - Sep 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Alei Sinai, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 0
Details:
Soldiers killed an armed gunmen who was trying to enter Alei Sinai in the northern Gaza Strip.

Further Details
The incident occured early near an area where the IDF is building an electronic fence separating the settlements from Gaza City. An IDF tank patrolling the area sighted two men and fired at a distance of 400 meters. One body was found with an assault rifle, extra ammunition and hand grenades. The attacker was identified as a 22-year-old member of the Martyrs of al-Aqsa Brigades. He was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, six ammunition clips, and two grenades. The guide who helped him find his way near the settlements apparently managed to escape.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Baha Abu Sultan
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Baha Abu Sultan, 22, a militant from Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, was killed by soldiers when he attempted to infiltrate the Israeli settlement of Alei Sinai in the Gaza Strip on 26 Sep 02. He was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, six ammunition clips, and two grenades.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Jpost

 


Crossfire - Sep 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Jenin, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A 50 year-old Palestinian man was shot and killed when he opened his bedroom window during an Israeli military operation, his son said.

Further Details
Mahmoud Hasim, 50, was killed in a night-time IDF operation in Jenin. Sources said that the army was operating in the neighborhood of Marah, in the western part of the city. Palestinians said the IDF had rounded up a number of militants affiliated with Islamic Jihad, but said Hasim, who was not affiliated with any organization, was shot through his apartment window.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Mahmoud Hasim
Age:
50
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Mahmoud Hasim, 50, was shot and killed when he opened his bedroom window during an Israeli military operation, his son said.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
An IDF spokesperson expressed regret for Hasim's death. "Armed Palestinians opened fire at a group of soldiers in the city, and an innocent man was killed in the fire exchange," the spokesperson said.
Sources:
Associated Press, Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Sep 26, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 3
Details:
An Israeli woman and her three children were slightly wounded when Palestinian gunmen opened fire on their car near Hebron.

Further Details
Gunmen shot and hit a car at the intersection between Hebron and Yatta around 8 P.M. The shooters, who fired from the nearby Beit Hagai settlement, escaped. In the car were the mother and her three daughters - a 13-year-old, a two-year-old and a two-month-old baby. All were lightly wounded by shrapnel, but only the infant required hospitalization.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Terror Attack - Sep 25, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Near Ateret, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 2
Details:
An Israeli couple was injured when shots were fired at their car near the settlement of Ateret west of Ramallah.

Further Details
The woman, who was hit in the stomach, was moderately injured. Her husband, who was lightly wounded in the arm, managed to continue driving until the entrance to the settlement, where the two received medical treatment before being evacuated to hospital.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Unknown - Sep 23, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli Armored Personal Carrier (APC) opened fire towards Palestinian stone throwers during an Israeli imposed curfew in Nablus. A 14 year-old Palestinian boy was hit in the chest and killed in Sheikh Musalah neighborhood, near Nablus's old city.

Further Details
Four foreign members of an International Solidarity Mission group in Nablus yesterday witnessed an apparently unprovoked IDF shooting of a 14-year-old Palestinian boy with whom they were talking after the army had earlier dispersed a group of teens who were throwing stones at IDF tanks.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Bahaa al Bahash
Age:
14
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Baha Bahash was hit in the chest and killed by a bullet in Sheikh Musalah neighborhood, near Nablus's old city, far from the Balata refugee camp where hundreds of Palestinians held a protest march against the siege on Yasser Arafat's office in Ramallah.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Associated Press gave his age as 13.
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Terror Attack - Sep 23, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
An Israeli man was killed and three of his children were wounded, when a Palestinian gunman opened fire at a crowd of settlers and pilgrims celebrating Sukkot in Hebron.

Further Details
Shlomo Shapira, 50, of Jerusalem died of his wounds shortly after being evacuated to hospital. His son, Shuki, aged 9, was in serious condition and two other sons, Pinhas, 12, and Yehuda, 18, were lightly wounded. The attack took place after 6 P.M. as thousands of worshipers were making their way on foot from the Cave of the Patriarchs to different parts of the city. The Shapira family was among a large group that wended its way through the Palestinian casbah in the direction of the Jewish quarter. As they passed through one of the narrow alleys, a gunman opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle, hitting four members of the family. IDF troops began an immediate search for the assailant but he apparently succeeded in finding refuge in one of the houses in the casbah.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Shlomo Shapira
Age:
50
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Shlomo Shapira, 50, of Jerusalem died of his wounds shortly after being evacuated to hospital. His son, Shuki, aged 9, was in serious condition and two other sons, Pinhas, 12, and Yehuda, 18, were lightly wounded.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Initiated Military Operation - Sep 23, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Gaza, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 9
Injured: 30
Details:
Nine Palestinians were killed and 30 were wounded during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City intended to destroy terrorist infrastructure.

Further Details
The action took place at about 1 A.M. while the IDF was hunting for weapons factories in Zeitun, a neighborhood of Gaza City located not far from the home of the Hamas spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. According to the IDF, soldiers observed a group of Palestinians placing a bomb and setting it off. They then took cover, apparently intending to set off a second bomb as the Israeli forces approached. An Apache helicopter opened fire on the group, killing nine. No Israelis were injured. The IDF said eight of the dead were members of terrorist organizations - one from Hamas and the other seven, one of whom was a senior wanted man, from Fatah. The ninth, a 16-year-old boy, was probably involved in the bombing as well, but this is not certain, it added. Palestinians, however, disputed the IDF's version, insisting that only three of the dead were gunmen. The other six, they said, were civilians hit by stray IDF rounds.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Yassin Nasser
Age:
50
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Yassin Nasser, 50, a Hamas member was killed during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City on 23 Sep 02.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Jaber al-Kharazi
Age:
20
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Jaber al-Kharazi, 20, a member of the Aksa Martyrs Brigades killed during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City on 23 Sep 02.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Jerusalem post

 

Name:
Muhammad Kishko
Age:
45
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Muhammad Kishko, 45, the senior commander of the Al Aksa Brigades in the area, was killed during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City on 23 Sep 02.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Jpost

 

Name:
Walid al-Mughni
Age:
14
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Walid al-Mughni, 14, and his brother Ihad, 21 were killed during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City on 23 Sep 02.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Reuters gave the names as Ehab and Waled Al Emgani.
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 

Name:
Ihad al-Mughni
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Ihad al-Mughni was killed, along with his brother Walid, during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City on 23 Sep 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Reuters gave the names as Ehab and Waled Al Emgani.
Sources:
jpost

 

Name:
Nidal al-Sursuk
Age:
27
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Nidal al-Sursuk, 27 was killed during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City on 23 Sep 02.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
jpost

 

Name:
Ashraf Zuwayed
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Ashraf Zuwayed, 25 was killed during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City on 23 Sep 02.
Status:
Probable Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
jpost

 

Name:
Adel a-Ze'eb
Age:
32
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Adel a-Ze'eb, 32, and his brother Khaled, 34, were killed during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City on 23 Sep 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
AP gave the brothers' names as Khali and Adel Deeb.
Sources:

 

Name:
Khaled a-Ze'eb
Age:
34
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Adel a-Ze'eb, 32, and his brother Khaled, 34 were killed during a large IDF operation deep inside Gaza City on 23 Sep 02.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
AP gave the brothers' names as Khali and Adel Deeb.
Sources:
jpost

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Sep 22, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Ramalla, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A palestinian reporter was killed when IDF soldiers shot on demonstrators in Ramalla.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Isam al- Tilawi
Age:
30
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramalla
Profile:
Isam al- Tilawi, a aplestinian reporter of the radio station "voice of palestin", was killed when IDF soldiers shot on demonstrators in Ramalla.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Sep 22, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 3
Details:
Two Palestinian men were killed during clashes in Ramallah after the IDF laid seige to Yasser Arafat's compound on 22 September. Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets to protest the IDF action, including gunmen who fired from within the crowds at Israeli troops.

Further Details
Gunmen participated in the majority of the demonstrations and in some cases clashed with soldiers. The Palestinian terrorist organizations vowed to continue the demonstrations. According to reports, Arafat himself instructed the Fatah to organize the demonstrations in an attempt to capture the world's attention, and footage of the demonstrators was broadcast throughout the Arab world. Two protesters were killed by IDF gunfire in Ramallah, where hundreds took to the streets chanting: "Long live Arafat, long live Palestine." According to reports, the demonstrators were led by a group of foreign tourists and marched towards the Mukata complex, where troops used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse them.

Sources:
Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Essa Esma'el
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Betunia
Profile:
Essa Esma'el, 28, of Betunia was killed during clashes overnight with Israeli troops who fired tear gas and bullets to disperse hundreds of Palestinians protesting the siege of Yasser Arafat's compound. It is not known whether Esma'el was one of the gunmen who used the demonstration as cover.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Esma'el was buried wrapped in a Hamas banner
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Isam Hamza Khafid
Age:
32
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Isam Khafid, 32, was killed during clashes overnight with Israeli troops who fired tear gas and bullets to disperse hundreds of Palestinians protesting the siege of Yasser Arafat's compound. It is not known whether Esma'el was one of the gunmen who used the demonstration as cover.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Jerusalem Post identified him as "Issam Talawi, 32, a journalist with Voice of Palestine radio."
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Initiated Military Operation - Sep 22, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A palestinian boy was killed in Nablus By IDF gunfire.

Further Details
According to eyewitness, the boy was ascorting a group of peace activists when he was shot dead by an israeli soldier whil enforcing the cerfew on the city.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Said Al- Bahbash
Age:
13
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Nablus
Profile:
Said Al- Bahbash, 13, was killed in Nablus By IDF gunfire. According to eyewitness, the boy was escorting a group of peace activists when he was shot dead by an israeli soldier whil enforcing the cerfew on the city.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Sep 22, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Tulkarm, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
In Tulkarm, armed Palestinians engaged in gunbattles with IDF troops. Palestinians reported one Palestinian was killed during the clashes.

Further Details
Palestinian sources said that there were many gunmen shooting from within the crowd, and that the demonstrators attempted to stop them from shooting at soldiers. It is not clear whether the dead man was among the gunmen.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Ahmed Radwan
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tulkarm
Profile:
Ahmed Radwan was killed during violent demonstrations in Tulkarm on 22 Sep 02.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Probably Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Sep 22, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Nablus, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
In the Balata refugee neighborhood of Nablus, a Palestinian teenager was killed when hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets and clashed with soldiers.

Further Details
Palestinian sources said that armed activists mingled with demonstrators filling the streets after a news flash on Al Jazeera called for demonstrations. The demonstrators were angry at the armed men but could do nothing to keep them away.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Riad Hashash
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Balata
Profile:
Riad Hashash, 19, who stood at the entrance to the Balata camp, was killed by IDF troops. It is not known whether he was among the gunmen firing during the demonstration.
Status:
Protestor Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Ha'aretz

 


Riot/Violent Demonstration - Sep 21, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
A Palestinian reporter was killed by an Israeli sniper while covering a mass demonstration in the center of Ramallah on Sept. 21.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Issam Tilawi
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Issam Tilawi was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper while covering a mass demonstration in the center of Ramallah on Sept. 21. He was reportedly wearing a jacket marked "Press" when he was shot.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Initiated Military Operation - Sep 20, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Gaza City, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 2
Injured: 12
Details:
In the Sadjaya neighborhood on the outskirts of Gaza City, troops destroyed seven buildings containing 34 metal work factories used to manufacture weapons and rockets. During the operation two Palestinians a 25 year-old woman and a 35 year-old man -- were killed and 12 Palestinians were reported wounded in exchanges of gunfire with soldiers.

Further Details
Soldiers also found a large stockpile of ammunition and weapons and blew up a factory used to manufacture material for bombs.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Samira el-Dehdar
Age:
25
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
Samira el-Dehdar, 25, was killed early Friday by helicopter fire as she stood on her balcony when the Israeli military raided a Gaza City neighborhood and blew up three metal workshops the army said were used for making weapons.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Reuters described her as a Palestinian policewoman.
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
35
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Gaza City
Profile:
According to Palestinian sources, a 35 year-old man was killed during an Israeli raid in Gaza city.
Status:
Unknown
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
There is no other report of this man being killed and we have not found his name or other details.
Sources:

 


Unknown - Sep 19, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Ramallah, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian sources said that a 12-year-old Palestinian boy breaking curfew to buy cigarettes for his father was killed by Israeli army fire.

Further Details
Abdel Salam Samreen, 12, was killed by several shots to the chest as he was walking on the street near his home. The boy's mother, Wafiqa, said her husband had sent him to a nearby grocery to buy cigarettes. She said five minutes after her son left the house, someone came to tell her he had been shot.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Abdel Salam Fawzi Samreen
Age:
12
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ramallah
Profile:
Abdel Salam Samreen, 12, was killed by several shots to the chest as he was walking on the street near his home. The boy's mother, Wafiqa, said her husband had sent him to a nearby grocery to buy cigarettes. She said five minutes after her son left the house, someone came to tell her he had been shot.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Reuters gave his name as Abd El-Salam Fawzi, or Abd el-Salam Hamayel.
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Terror Attack - Sep 19, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Target Type:
Bus
 
Location:
Tel-Aviv, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 6
Injured: 59
Details:
Six people were killed and more than 50 wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a large bomb on a municipal bus in Tel-Aviv.

Further Details
The blast occurred aboard bus No. 4, at the corner of Allenby and Rothschild Streets at just before 13:00 local time. Allenby Street, one of Tel-Aviv's main traffic arteries, is lined with shops and sidewalk cafes. The bomber apparently boarded the bus across from the city's main synagogue and, while still on the stairs, detonated his device.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post, Israel Radio, Ha'aretz

    Casualties:

Name:
Solomon Hoenig
Age:
79
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Tel-Aviv
Profile:
Solomon Hoenig, 79, of Tel Aviv was one of six people killed when a suicide terrorist detonated a bomb in Dan bus No. 4 on Allenby Street, opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv. Solomon Hoenig apparently boarded Bus No. 4 at the same station as the suicide bomber and was killed on the spot. He immigrated to Israel from Romania in 1959 with his wife Anna.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Yossi Mamistavlov
Age:
39
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Or Yehuda
Profile:
Yossi Mamistavlov, 39 of Or Yehuda was one of six people killed when a suicide terrorist detonated a bomb in Dan bus No. 4 on Allenby Street, opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv. Yossi Mamistavlov was driving the bus on the No. 4 line when the suicide bomber boarded the bus. A driver for the Dan Cooperative for 15 years, he had said that if a terrorist boarded his bus he would throw himself at him to save the passengers' lives. His brother-in-law said anyone who knew Yossi was not surprised at the reports that he had stopped the terrorist from making his way into the bus. Yossi immigrated to Israel from Georgia 30 years ago. His father died when he was a small child and his mother raised him, his two brothers and sister in Or Yehuda.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Yaffa Shemtov
Age:
49
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Tel Aviv
Profile:
Yaffa Shemtov, 49, of Tel Aviv was one of six people killed when a suicide terrorist detonated a bomb in Dan bus No. 4 on Allenby Street, opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv. Yaffa Shemtov worked for 20 years as a nursery school teacher for the Tel Aviv municipality. Close friends said that she loved children and usually worked until 4 P.M. at Gan Hashahar nursery school, not far from the bombing, but had taken the day off on Thursday and was killed in the explosion.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Shoshana (Rosanna) Siso
Age:
63
Gender:
Female
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Gan Yavneh
Profile:
Shoshana (Rosanna) Siso, 63, of Gan Yavneh was one of six people killed when a suicide terrorist detonated a bomb in Dan bus No. 4 on Allenby Street, opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv. Rosanna Siso was killed when she stepped out of her clothes shop on Allenby Street to buy lunch. Her eldest son Moshe owns a jewellery shop nearby. Uninjured in the explosion, he was hospitalized for shock after helping to evacuate the wounded from the scene. Rosanna immigrated to Israel from Romania at the age of 3 and was crowned Water Queen of Israel when she was 18.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Ofer Zinger
Age:
29
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Moshav Pazael
Profile:
Ofer Zinger, 29, of Moshav Pazael was one of six people killed when a suicide terrorist detonated a bomb in Dan bus No. 4 on Allenby Street, opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv. Ofer Zinger, who was studying electronic engineering at Tel-Aviv College, had been living with his grandfather in Tel-Aviv. He was on his way to the post office when he was killed. He had worked in the past as a security guard at the home of Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, who sent his condolences.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Jonathan (Yoni) Jesner
Age:
19
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
United Kingdom
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Glasgow, Scotland
Profile:
Jonathan (Yoni) Jesner, 19, of Glasgow, Scotland was one of six people killed when a suicide terrorist detonated a bomb in Dan bus No. 4 on Allenby Street, opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv on September 19. Yoni Jesner, from Glasgow Scotland, was a student at the Har Etzion yeshiva in Gush Etzion. He and his cousin Gideon Black were traveling to a Tel-Aviv hotel to spend the Sukkot holiday with Gideon's father when the suicide bomber boarded the bus. Gideon was moderately injured. Yoni was mortally injured, and died of his wounds the following day. He was named after Yoni Netanyahu, who was killed leading the successful July 4, 1976 Entebbe rescue that saved the lives of 104 hijacked hostages. His family donated his organs for transplant. One of his kidneys helped save the life of an 8 year-old Palestinian girl who had been waiting for a transplant for 2 years.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
unknown unknown
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
unknown
Profile:
Suicide bomber who carried out the attack on a Dan municipal bus in Tel Aviv on 19 Sep. 02
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Sources:

 


Terror Attack - Sep 18, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Vehicle
 
Location:
Ya'abad, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
An Israeli motorist was killed and a passenger wounded when Palestinian militants opened fire on their car.

Further Details
The driver was traveling home from work in the West Bank As he was traveling on the nearby Ya'abad-Mevo Dotan road, Palestinians opened fire at his car. The driver, who was hit by a bullet and mortally wounded, lost control of the vehicle, which overturned by the side of the road. A foreign worker from Romania, who was sitting alongside him in the car, was lightly injured.

Sources:
Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Yosef Ajami
Age:
36
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Jerusalem
Profile:
Yosef Ajami, 36, of Jerusalem was killed when terrorists opened fire on his car near Mevo Dotan, north of Jenin in the West Bank.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 


Terror Attack - Sep 18, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Lynching
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
el-Azzariya, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
The charred body of an elderly Israeli man was found near el-Azzariya, a Palestinian village near Ma'ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem.

Further Details
The charred body of David Buhbut, 67, of Ma'ale Adumim was found near el-Azzariya, a Palestinian village near Ma'ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, the victim of a terrorist killing. Buhbut, a retired construction contractor, had gone on Tuesday to el-Azzariya with a Palestinian worker to buy materials for the renovation of his home. When he did not return that evening, his family reported him misssing. His body was found early Wednesday morning. He had apparently been tortured, before being killed by a shot to the head. His body was then burned and left in the rubbish dump. Three Palestinians who were arrested have confessed to the murder.

Sources:

    Casualties:

Name:
David Buhbut
Age:
67
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Ma'aleh Adumim
Profile:
The charred body of David Buhbut, 67, of Ma'ale Adumim was found near el-Azzariya, a Palestinian village near Ma'ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, the victim of a terrorist killing. Buhbut, a retired construction contractor, had gone on Tuesday to el-Azzariya with a Palestinian worker to buy materials for the renovation of his home. When he did not return that evening, his family reported him misssing. His body was found early Wednesday morning. He had apparently been tortured, before being killed by a shot to the head. His body was then burned and left in the rubbish dump. Three Palestinians who were arrested have confessed to the murder.
Status:
Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 


Violent Clash - Sep 18, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Tamoun, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 1
Details:
IDF reservists shot dead an armed Palestinian in the West Bank village of Tamoun east of Jenin, when they opened fire on a car after an apparent attempt to run them over, the soldiers said. An AK-47 assault rifle was found in the car.

Further Details
The soldiers said said the incident began when they observed a suspicious vehicle, in which one of the two riders was armed. After calling on the driver to halt, the motorist tried to run them over, the soldiers said. The troops then opened fire on the car, killing one of its occupants and wounding the second, who was evacuated for treatment at a hospital in Israel. Tamoun Mayor Bashar Vaniode said the dead man, Tariq Basharat, 24, was wanted by Israel and was active in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a militia linked to Fatah.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Tariq Basharat
Age:
24
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Tamoun
Profile:
Tariq Basharat, 24, was killed by IDF troops when he and another man attempted to run them down with a car. He was wanted by Israel and was active in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a militia linked to Fatah.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Internecine Violence - Sep 18, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Akabe, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Palestinian militants killed a Palestinian man, whom they suspected of collaborating with the Israeli military. The man had been shot in the chest, and there were signs that he had been beaten on his face and hands.

Sources:
Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Ashraf Alawneh
Age:
28
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Akabe
Profile:
The body of 28-year-old Ashraf Alawneh was found in an olive grove near the village of Akabe. Alawneh had been shot in the chest, and there were signs that he had been beaten on his face and hands. Residents said Alawneh had been suspected of collaborating with Israel.
Status:
Suspected Collaborator
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
Jerusalem Post

 


Terror Attack - Sep 18, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Suicide Bomb
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Target Type:
Bus stop
 
Location:
Um al-Fahm, Israel
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 3
Details:
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at a bus stop in the Israeli Arab city of Um al-Fahm, when police officers challenged him. One Israeli policeman was killed and two passersby injured.

Further Details
Rami Mahmid, a seventeen-year-old carpenter from Umm el-Fahm, was today awarded a certificate of honor by Israeli Police for alerting them to a suicide bomber on September 18. Mahmid, who was seriously injured in the blast, was considered a suspected terrorist accomplice for days until his version of the event was confirmed. Mahmid borrowed the terrorist's cellular phone and called police to warn them. "I saw a suspicious man, wearing a brown shirt and holding a black bag," Mahmid said, recalling his actions last week. "I was standing next to him [at the bus stop] and we started to talk [in Arabic]. I asked him where he was from and where he was going. He said he was from a village near Jenin and was traveling to Afula. He looked to me suspicious, and I asked to borrow his mobile phone. He gave me the phone and asked who I was calling. I told him I was calling a contractor in Tiberias, but instead I called the police and told them there was someone suspicious standing at the bus stop." When the police approached to question them, the terrorist blew himself up, killing policeman Moshe Hezkiyah. Three others were wounded. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack

Sources:
Israel Radio

    Casualties:

Name:
Moshe Hezkiyah
Age:
21
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Israel
 
Religion:
Jewish
Residence:
Elyachin
Profile:
Police Sgt. Moshe Hezkiyah, 21, of Elyachin was killed and three people were wounded in a suicide bombing at a bus stop at the Umm al Fahm junction. Moshe was the eldest son of Miriam and Uri Hezkiyah. The family moved to Moshav Elyachin, where Miriam grew up, six years ago. Moshe completed high school in Hadera, majoring in Middle Eastern studies. His friends expected him to become a diplomat. He enlisted in the police force three years, and intended to remain in the force after completing his obligatory military service in a month's time.
Status:
Uniformed Non-Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Sources:
mfa

 

Name:
Midhat el-Rawdra
Age:
22
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Jenin
Profile:
Suicide bomber who blew himself up at Umm el-Fahm junction on 18 Sep. 02, killing a police officer and wounding three passersby.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Israel Radio

 


Terror Attack - Sep 17, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Target Type:
School/University
 
Location:
Hebron, West Bank
No. Casualties:

Killed: 0
Injured: 5
Details:
Five children, all around eight-years-old, were slightly wounded in a blast at a Palestinian school south of Hebron. Police and Shin Bet sources said Jewish terrorists were most likely responsible.

Further Details
At about 9:45 A.M. the large home-made bomb went off by a water cooler in the school yard. Just a few minutes later the 380 pupils at the school would have been in the yard for their class break, principal Yusuf Abed Rabo said. Police and army sappers called to the scene discovered a second bomb in the yard, and neutralized it. The five wounded children were hurt by glass and shrapnel flying into their classroom, and were taken by Red crescent ambulance to a Hebron hospital for treatment. All were lightly wounded. The bombing at Ziff junction school was similar to two other bomb attacks on Palestinian schools. In one, eight children were wounded, and in a second attempt, a group of settlers from Bat Ayin was caught in the early morning hours outside an East Jerusalem girls' school after hauling a trailer packed with explosives to the front gates. In March, a bomb went off in another Palestinian school in east Jerusalem, injuring a teacher and four children. A Jewish underground group claimed responsibility for that attack but no arrests have ever been made for that attack which came a few weeks before the Bat Ayin group was captured.

Sources:
Ha'aretz

Initiated Military Operation - Sep 16, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Other/Unknown
 
Location:
Gush Katif, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Soldiers shot and killed an Egyptian man on Yom Kippur after he threw a grenade at the troops as they stopped him for an inspection, military sources said. There were no IDF casualties as the grenade failed to explode.

Further Details
Monday's shooting took place at an intersection on the main north-south road through Gaza, near the Jewish settlement bloc of Gush Katif. The IDF said the man threw a grenade at Israeli soldiers. Palestinian sources said the altercation occurred when the man, unarmed, was ordered out of a vehicle. A top Palestinian security official, Maj. Gen. Abdel Razek Majaidya, said: "This man was killed for no reason while he was traveling along the main north-south road of the Gaza Strip." Palestinian security officials named the victim as Abdelfatah Abudo, a 25-year-old Egyptian citizen, visiting Gaza.

Witnesses said the shooting took place as soldiers were stopping vehicles at the crossing and forcing passengers to get out. The man confronted the soldiers after being told to get out of his car, said one witness, taxi driver Marwah Khateeb, 42. The man was unarmed and traveling in a taxi, Khateeb said.

Sources:
Associated Press, Jerusalem Post

    Casualties:

Name:
Abdel-Fatah Ali Abudo
Age:
25
Gender:
Male
Nationality:
Egypt
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Egypt
Profile:
Abdelfatah Abudo, 25, from Egypt, was shot by Israeli soldiers on Sept. 16, 2002 after throwing grenades at troops. In an undated videotape, Ali said he hoped to die as a "martyr" defending Palestinian land and asked forgiveness from his family back in Egypt. Ali crossed into the Gaza Strip illegally in October 2000, two weeks after uprising began.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Israel
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Comments:
Reuters gave his name as Abdel-Fattah Ali and his age as 27.
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Initiated Military Operation - Sep 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Shooting
Target Type:
Militant/Member of Terrorist Group
 
Location:
Rafah, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 1
Injured: 0
Details:
Israeli tanks and troops swept through Rafah early Friday, killing a Palestinian militant, damaging houses and blowing up suspected weapons factories.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Soubhi Zaino
Age:
26
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Rafah
Profile:
Soubhi Zaino, 26, an Al Aqsa Brigades member was killed in an Israeli military operation in the south Gaza Strip town of Rafah on the Egyptian border Friday Sept. 13, 2002.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
Extremely High
Organizational Affiliation:
Martyrs of al-Aqsa
Sources:
Associated Press

 


Work Accident - Sep 13, 2002

Mode of Operation: 
Bombing
Organizational Affiliation:
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Target Type:
Civilian
 
Location:
Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip
No. Casualties:

Killed: 3
Injured: 4
Details:
Palestinian sources reported that a large explosion occurred at the home of an Islamic Jihad leader in the Gaza Strip, killing three people and wounding four.

Further Details
Palestinian TV named the dead men as Mahmud Sharif, Hani Sharif and Abd-al-Hamid Sharif, adding that the injured belonged to the same family. One of the dead belonged to the radical militant group Islamic Jihad and another, like Iyad Sharif, to Fatah. Local residents were quoted by the Associated Press as saying they believed the dead men may have been handling a bomb which went off accidentally.

Sources:
Associated Press

    Casualties:

Name:
Hani Sharif
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Lahiya
Profile:
Hani Sharif was one of three Palestinian militants killed when an explosion tore through a two-story house in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Sources:
Associated Press

 

Name:
Abdel Hamid Sharif
Age:
Unknown
Gender:
Male
 
Nationality:
Palestinian
 
Religion:
Muslim
Residence:
Beit Lahiya
Profile:
Abdel Hamid Sharif was one of three Palestinian militants killed when an explosion tore through a two-story house in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia.
Status:
Full Combatant
Side Responsible for Casualty:
Palestinians
ConfidenceLevel:
High
Organizational Affiliation:
Fatah Tanzim