Lieutenant Colonel, Shay Ben Yshai

  • facebookeg52006 – Commander of an auxiliary company at the Barak battalion of the Golani brigade during the Second Lebanon War. Confirmed Lebanese fatalities in this war: 1123, 4409 injured. The second Lebanon war is shorthand for to an extensive military operation led by IDF in Lebanon in July and August 2006 in response to the capture of two Israeli soldiers. The purpose of this operation was to distance Hizbullah bases from Israel’s northern border and limit or even eliminate the launching of rockets into Israel’s territory. During the fighting IDF infantry forces invaded Lebanon all the way to the Litani River, while the Israeli air force bombarded residential areas and Lebanese infrastructure. The result was thousands of casualties in addition to extensive destruction and severe damage to Lebanese economy.

Data about Lebanese casualties can be found in the following links:

http://news.usti.net/home/news/cn/?/world.mideast.misc/1/wed/bq/Alebanon-war-deaths.RYBR_GDS.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Lebanon_War#Lebanese_civilians

  • 2011-present, Commander of Dukhifat Battalion. Number of Fatalities: 4, injuries: 584 (OCHA)

http://www.ochaopt.org/poc.aspx?id=1010002

http://old.btselem.org/statistics/english/Casualties_Data.asp?Category=1&region=WB&sD=19&sM=01&sY=2009&filterby=event&oferet_stat=after

  • Suppression of nonviolent demonstrations against the wall and land expropriations.
  • Night raids, violent arrests, including of minors.

Photographing minors during night raids in Nabi Saleh:

http://www.btselem.org/hebrew/video/2011/02

House searches during night raids in Nabi Saleh:

http://www.mako.co.il/news-military/security/Article-3af486c34763631018.htm

Dispersing demonstrators with live ammunition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxYQvUHU83E

Lieutenant Colonel, Shay Ben Yshai is the direct commander of the soldier who killed Mustafa Tamimi and therefore a full accomplice covering up his crime. The soldier responsible has not been brought to justice to this day.

Colonel Udi Ben Muha

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Responsible for at least 34 fatalities

  • 2003-2005, Commander of Shimshon Regiment, the Gaza Strip
    • Demolition of hundreds of houses and infrastructure.
    • January 2004: Razing of agricultural lands in al-Zaytoun, killing of 11 Palestinians (Including 13 years old Sami Badawi.

More information:

http://www.kawther.info/wpr/2008/09/03/a-war-criminal-from-gaza-to-hebron

  • Operation “Rainbow” (2004). Killing protesters in Rafah, including at least six minors. Operation “Rainbow” is shorthand for an IDF operation in the Rafah area in May 2004. The purpose of this operation was to limit the risk to IDF troops in the area and neutralize the military ability of the Palestinian resistance organizations. In addition to Palestinian fighters, IDF sharpshooters and heavy shelling in residential areas also resulted in civilian casualties.

Further information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Rainbow_%282004%29

  • July 2004, Jabbaliyeh (Gaza Strip) – 15 Palestinian fatalities, 90 injured, including 54 children.
  • 2008-2012 –  Commander of Judea Brigade, Hebron.
    • Covering the killing of a Palestinian detainee by a soldier under Ben Muha’s command, January 2009.

http://www.btselem.org/accountability/201009_void_of_responsibility_sample_case_yasser_a_tmeizi

http://www.btselem.org/download/201009_void_of_responsibility_eng.pdf

  • A soldier under his command killed the Palestinian journalist ‘Ubeida Maher al-Qudsi (25) in the Shuhadaa street in Hebron.

http://uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.co.il/2009_09_13_archive.html

  • Arresting volunteer Betselem photographers, confiscating equipment and harassing left wing solidarity activists.

Videos (Hebrew):

http://www.btselem.org/download/20100217_13653_letter_to_jag_and_oc_central_command_on_soldiers_obstructing_photographers_heb.pdf

http://www.btselem.org/hebrew/video/2010/02/2822010

  • Sealing homes and businesses.

http://www.btselem.org/video/2010/08/army-seals-palestinian-shops-hebron

  • Restriction on movement of Palestinians from villages into the city of Hebron.

http://www.btselem.org/freedom_of_movement/20090806_beit_awwa

  • Failing to provide adequate protection to Palestinian residents from violent settlers, especially in December 2008.

http://www.btselem.org/settler_violence/20090604_settler_violence_following_evacuation_of_outposts

  • Soldier under Ben Muha’s command accompanied settlers who hurled stones at Palestinian-owned homes and cars, April 2009.

Hebrew:

http://www.btselem.org/hebrew/testimonies/20090403_settlers_throw_stones_at_houses_and_cars_in_hebron

 

 

Testimony: Nasser Badwan Ishaq Da’na, Hebron

I watched them returning and saw a young settler stop and look around. I was afraid that he intended to do something, and right then, while I was thinking that, he picked up a stone and threw it at the car of my uncle Muhammad Nabih D’ana, who lives next-door. His car, a 1981 Subaru, was parked opposite his house. I saw and heard the rear window of the car shatter. I shouted, in Hebrew, to the settler, “What are you doing here?” Then, the soldiers aimed their rifles at my house, and one of them ordered me to shut up and stay inside. Other settlers began to throw stones at parked cars. I heard the stones strike the cars. I watched the settlers as they passed by my house, and then I went to the front door and continued to shout at them. I heard my uncle Muhammad D’ana and other neighbors shouting from their houses, but nobody went outside.

http://www.btselem.org/testimonies/20090403_settlers_throw_stones_at_houses_and_cars_in_hebron

  • Soldiers under his command abuse Palestinians, April 2009.

http://www.btselem.org/beating_and_abuse/20090430_soldiers_abuse_palestinians_in_dura

  • Soldiers vandalize Palestinian-owned cars in Jinba, South Hebron Hill, October 2009.

 

http://www.btselem.org/topic-page/21-june-2011-officer-indicted-vandalizing-palestinian-vehicles

 

  • Commander of Kfir Brigade, 2011-2012
    • Ben Muha was interrogated in relation to abuse of a soldier by his peers in the Nachshon battalion.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/9-soldiers-in-hazing-incident-demoted-jailed-for-58-days/

Hebrew: http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/10/2556499

  • Night raids in residential homes in Nabi Saleh, photographing minors and arresting them.

 

http://www.btselem.org/hebrew/video/2011/02

http://www.mako.co.il/news-military/security/Article-3af486c34763631018.htm

  • Dispersing demonstrators with live ammunition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxYQvUHU83E

 

Colonel Ben Muha cancelled a study trip abroad fearing arrest for war crimes.

 

http://coteret.com/2010/07/04/yediot-hebron-brigade-commander-cancels-uk-study-trip-for-fear-of-arrest/

 

Major General Avi Mizrahi, Commander of Central Command

facebookeg3Responsible to at least 3039 fatalities and 15019 injuries

 

  • 1994-1996 – Commander of “Steel Heels” armored brigade during the al-Aqsa tunnel riots of September 1996. Mizrahi commanded the actions of the IDF armored corps inside Palestinian cities. This operation resulted in 60 Palestinian fatalities and about 1000 injuries.

More information:

Hebrew: http://www.mag.idf.il/926-4444-he/patzar.aspx

  • 2001-2003 – Commander of Ga’ash Formation.
    • Operation Defensive Shield, 2002. Mizrahi commanded over the IDF siege of the Muqata’ in Ramallah, during which scores of Palestinian security forces personnel were killed. He also commanded invasions into Tulkarm, Qalqilia, Bethlehem, Jenin and Nablus. Number of known fatalities: 497, including 22 minors and 16 women. Number of injured: 1447. “Defensive Shield” is shorthand for an extensive IDF operation in the West Bank (March-May 2002) that entailed an invasion by large armored and infantry corps intended to topple the Palestinian Authority and resistance organizations (mostly Hamas and Islamic Jihad) and their military infrastructure. This operation resulted in hundreds of Palestinian fatalities and severe and long-lasting economic crisis for the PA.

Data is based on a report published by the UN:

http://www.un.org/peace/jenin/index.html

  • 2005-2007 – Head of Technology and Logistics Department
  • Second Lebanon War, 2006. Confirmed Lebanese fatalities 1123, 4409 injured. The second Lebanon war is shorthand for to an extensive military operation led by IDF in Lebanon in July and August 2006 in response to the capture of two Israeli soldiers. The purpose of this operation was to distance Hizbullah bases from Israel’s northern border and limit or even eliminate the launching of rockets into Israel’s territory. During the fighting IDF infantry forces invaded Lebanon all the way to the Litani River, while the Israeli air force bombarded residential areas and Lebanese infrastructure. The result was thousands of casualties in addition to extensive destruction and severe damage to Lebanese economy.

Data about Lebanese casualties can be found in the following links:

http://news.usti.net/home/news/cn/?/world.mideast.misc/1/wed/bq/Alebanon-war-deaths.RYBR_GDS.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Lebanon_War#Lebanese_civilians

 

  • 2007-2009 – Commander of the Landed Forces.
    • 2008-2009, Operation Cast Lead. Number of confirmed fatalities: 1385. Injured: over 5300. “Cast Lead” was an extensive IDF operation in the Gaza strip, ostensibly to eliminate the ability of Hamas to launch rockets at southern Israel. While its initial phase was aerial bombardments, as it escalated, ground forces invaded the strip with the backing of the air force. This combined attack resulted in high figures of fatalities, as well as extensive destruction of buildings and infrastructure and the creation of a severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza. About 100,000 people remained homeless.

Data is based on figures from Betselem:

http://old.btselem.org/statistics/english/casualties.asp?sD=27&sM=12&sY=2008&eD=18&eM=01&eY=2009&filterby=event&oferet_stat=during

  • 2009-2012, Commander of Central Command. Palestinian fatalities: 28, including 4 children and one woman. 2863 injured.
    • Restrictions on movement through checkpoints and roadblocks:

http://www.btselem.org/freedom_of_movement/checkpoints_and_forbidden_roads

    • Home demolitions:

http://www.icahd.org/displacement-trends

http://www.btselem.org/planning_and_building/statistics

    • Arrests, including minors and nighttime raids:

http://www.btselem.org/statistics/detainees_and_prisoners

    • Suppression of nonviolent demonstration:

http://www.btselem.org/demonstrations

 

Testimony from operation “Cast Lead”: Hussein Shafiq ‘Abd al-Hamid Dib, Jabalya refugee camp, Gaza:

” While waiting for the bread to be ready, we heard the sound of bombings and gunfire. Around 4 P.M., there was a huge explosion next to us, and smoke covered the yard. I couldn’t see my brothers or their children. My body hurt all over. After a few minutes, the smoke began to clear and I saw a few of my relatives strewn on the ground, covered in blood. Nur was lying next to me, covered in blood. She groaned in pain. I lifted her up and barely managed to get up and walk with her to the main road.”

http://www.btselem.org/testimonies/20090106_family_killed_in_shelling_near_al_fakhura_school

 

Chief of General Staff, Benny Gantz

facebookeg6Responsible to the death of at least 4521 people and the injury of 9655.

1978 – Battalion 50 (parachuted NAHAL): Operation Litani. There were 1100-2000 casualties in this invasion. Operation Litani is a military code name for an operation during which the IDF invaded south Lebanon and occupied extensive territories all the way to the Litani river for three months. The ostensible aim of this operation was to strike the infrastructure of the

 Palestinian resistance organizations (mostly the PLO) and distance them from Israel’s northern border. The Israeli air force, navy, parachuters and artillery corps took active part in this operation, occupied extensive territories in south Lebanon and caused the mass uprooting of about 200,000 refugees who fled north to Beirut. In addition, there were Palestinian and Lebanese combatant and civilian casualties and there are at least two known cases of torture and killing of POWs.
For more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978_South_Lebanon_conflict

http://www.btselem.org/sites/default/files/israeli_violations_of_human_rights_of_lebanese_civilians.pdf

1980 – Lieutenant Commander, Parachuters company, Operation Blood Man. Operation Blood Man took place on June 29 and 30 1980, during which the parachuters raided a base of one resistance movement that succeeded to carry out an attack within Israel. In those two days, the parachuters attacked structures that, according to intelligence, housed resistance fighters, killers them and an unclear number of civilians.

1982 – Commander, Parachuters company, West Beirut, Sabra and Shatila Massacre. Confirmed fatalities: 800. The Sabra and Shatila massacre is shorthand for indiscriminate mass acts of murder committed by Christian phalangists in hundreds of civilians in Sabra, Shatila and Burj al-Barajneh refugee camps and al-Fakhani quarter in west Beirut with the full knowledge and assent of IDF officers present in the field. The phalangists entered the camps as part of IDF takeover of west Beirut.

For more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabra_and_Shatila_massacre

1994 – Commander, Hebron Brigade, West Bank Division.
The killing of seven Palestinian protesters after the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre. On the Jewish holiday of Purim, Baruch Goldtein, a medical doctor (reserve), entered a prayer hall at the mosque and shot to death 29 Muslim worshippers with a rifle he owned. Following the massacre, hundreds of Palestinians rushed to the hospital, and congregated there. Spontaneous protesters were shot by the soldiers. Fearing eruption of further violence in vengeance, the brigade’s commander imposed a curfew on the Palestinian residents of Hebron. (full report is downloadable from Betselem website)
Severe collective punishment – extended curfew.
Failing to provide adequate protection to Palestinians from violent settlers.
2000-2001 – Commander of West Bank Division.
The Second Intifada. Confirmed Palestinian deaths during his commission: 161, including 46 minors, one female and 4 foreign nationals. The Second Intifada is shorthand for the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation that erupted in late September 2000, first as a popular movement, and then evolved into guerilla fighting and attacks within Israel. The brutal Israeli response resulted in further escalation of the violence. During the years of confrontation thousands of Palestinians were killed as a result of IDF usage of methods of urban warfare and periodic occupation of territories. In addition, Palestinian freedom of movement was limited in unprecedented extent, by imposing curfews and closures that created enormous economic hardships and severe humanitarian crisis in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
For more information (Hebrew):
http://old.btselem.org/statistics/hebrew/Casualties.asp?sD=29&sM=09&sY=2000&eD=26&eM=12&eY=2008&filterby=event&oferet_stat=before
Limiting civilian freedom of movement – curfews, closures.
http://www.btselem.org/hebrew/freedom_of_movement/siege_figures
Withholding medical treatment.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7612887.stm
House demolitions
http://www.btselem.org/hebrew/punitive_demolitions/statistics
Arrests – including nighttime, minors and administrative detention.
http://www.btselem.org/hebrew/statistics/detainees_and_prisoners
http://www.btselem.org/hebrew/statistics/minors_in_idf_detention

2005-2006 – commander of army corps.
2006 – Second Lebanon War. Confirmed Lebanese fatalities 1123, 4409 injured. The second Lebanon war is shorthand for to an extensive military operation led by IDF in Lebanon in July and August 2006 in response to the capture of two Israeli soldiers. The purpose of this operation was to distance Hizbullah bases from Israel’s northern border and limit or even eliminate the launching of rockets into Israel’s territory. During the fighting IDF infantry forces invaded Lebanon all the way to the Litani River, while the Israeli air force bombarded residential areas and Lebanese infrastructure. The result was thousands of casualties in addition to extensive destruction and severe damage to Lebanese economy.
Data about Lebanese casualties can be found in the following links:

http://news.usti.net/home/news/cn/?%2Fworld.mideast.misc%2F1%2Fwed%2Fbq%2FAlebanon-war-deaths.RYBR_GDS.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Lebanon_War#Lebanese_civilians
2011 – present – Chief of General Staff.
Palestinian fatalities (before operation Pillar or Defense): 169, including 18 children, 3 women and 2 protesters. Injured: 4246.
OCHA database:
http://www.ochaopt.org/poc.aspx?id=1010002
Operation “Pillar of Defense.” Confirmed Palestinian fatalities: 160 (including 105 civilians), including 34 children, 13 women and 3 journalists. 1000 injured. “Pillar of Defense” was a military offensive in the Gaza strip that lasted a week in November 2012. This operation, ostensibly to limit or eliminate Hamas’ ability to launch rockets into southern Israel, began with the targeted assasination of Ahmed Ja’bari, chief commander of the al-Qassam brigades. During this offensive Israel shelled structures or areas considered part of the military infrastructure of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad. Israeli bombardments also hit residential areas and resulted in high civilian casualties.
Data about casualties can be found here:

http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9052%3A1&catid=145%3Ain-focus

Targeted assasinations: 91 (OCHA).

Testimony: Sarah Abu Khusa, al-Bureij refugee camp, Gaza
Yesterday, 18 November 2012, around 7:40 am, three of my grandchildren – Suhaib and Sarah, both four years old, and Iyad, a year and a half old – were playing in the yard in front of the house, within the compound.
Suddenly, a powerful explosion was heard near the house. We all ran out to see what had happened. I was in shock when I discovered that a missile [sic] had fallen right next to the wall surrounding the compound and destroyed it. I saw my grandson Iyad lying dead on the ground. He had been hit by shrapnel from the shell. My other grandson, Suhaib, was lying next to him but he was moving. Also my granddaughter Sarah was lying on the ground. I called an ambulance immediately. I picked up Iyad. We stood there crying for help. The ambulance came quickly. My sons helped put the three small children into the ambulance, which raced off to a-Shifaa hospital in Gaza City. Iyad was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Suhaib and Sarah were hospitalized in intensive care because of their serious injuries. Shrapnel from the shell hit them in the head and legs. I am sitting with them now, hoping they will survive. I am very sad because of Iyad, whom I lost. He wasn’t to blame for what happened to him.
I don’t know why the Israeli planes targeted our house. I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary near the house before the bombing.”
http://www.btselem.org/testimonies/20121118_gaza_abu_khusah

Who Killed Mustafa Tamimi?

Mustafa Tamimi was killed in Nabi Saleh on 9 December, 2011. Every day this page will be updated with the names and photos of the accomplices to his murder
Even though it has been a year since Mustafa Tamimi was murdered during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh by a premeded direct shooting of a tear gas canister to his face, no one has been tried, or held accountable for his killing.We publish here the names and details of his killers, in demand that they will be tried

by the system for their crimes, and in order to break the mask of secrecy that the military system provides them as personal defense. We would also like to make soldiers who find themselves in similar situations to take a moment for a second thought before they pull the trigger.There is utter disregard to the lives of Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, and their deaths pass unnoticed. But both those murdered and their murderers have names and faces, and it is time to expose both.

Mustafa Tamimi

facebookeg7firstwas 28 years old when he died. He was murdered during the weekly demonstration in his native village of Nabi Saleh. Born 1.10.1983, eldest son of ‘Abd al-Razak and Ikhlas Tamimi, Mustafa had four brothers and a sister. When he was in high school, his father took ill and was not able to work any longer; Mustafa opted to quit his studies and help providing for his family, working on his father’s taxi cab. He continued working until the day he died. An avid footba

ll fan and a player in his village’s local team, Mustafa was a fan of Barcelona FC. In 2001 Mustafa was betrothed to a relative in the US, and the occasion was lavishly celebrated in the village. He also took an active part in the popular resistance to the Israeli occupation from youth. In 2009 settlers from nearby Halamish took over a spring located in his family’s lands. Mustafa became one of the leading figures in the weekly demonstrations in Nabi Saleh, a role for which he was arrested, along with a few of his brothers. After five months in detention, he returned to Nabi Saleh to lead the demonstrations.