Bashar Masalha

BashaMsalhaMarch, 8, 2016: Bashar Mohammad Masalha, 22, was killed by Israeli police, who said he stabbed an American citizen and wounded several other Israelis, including a pregnant woman, near the Port in Jaffa city.

Bashar lived with his parents in the second floor (145 square/meters) of their home, and on June 21, the soldiers demolished its inner walls, rendering it unsafe.

The destruction caused serious structural damage to the first and third floors of the building, also rendering them unsafe.

His brother, Baha’, lived with his wife and their two children, in the first floor, while his other brother, Tha’er, lived in the third floor along with his wife and their child.

The American who was killed, identified as Taylor Force, 29, was a student at Vanderbilt University, and traveled to Israel as part of a group of MBA students participating in a 10-day trip during their spring break, which included visits to high-tech companies and meeting with Israeli business leaders, along with sightseeing and recreation.

The Israeli authorities held Bashar’s corpse until May 20th, 2016. Bashar was from Hijja town in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia. Source: IMEMC