Mohammad Husam Habali

December 4, 2018: Mohammad Husam Abdul-Latif Habali, 22, a mentally-disabled young man, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who were  invading the northern West bank city of Tulkarem.

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Tulkarem refugee camp, and Tulkarem city, in the northern West Bank, at dawn. They killed a mentally disabled Palestinian, and injured several others.

Media sources said the soldiers fired live ammunition, killing Mohammad and wounding another young man.

They added that the soldiers shot Mohammad, who was mentally disabled, from a very close range, and that he died almost instantly, from gunshot wounds to his head and limbs.

The soldiers also injured several Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

It is worth mentioning that dozens of soldiers, many of them in jeeps and others on foot, invaded several neighborhoods in the refugee camp, and Tulkarem city, mainly in the Western Neighborhood, and fired dozens of live rounds and gas bombs on protesters who gathered to challenge the military invasion.

The protesters were unarmed, and faced the invading military weaponless, chanting and telling the soldiers to be ashamed of what they were doing and to go home.

The soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, causing excessive damage, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

Mohammad was from Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC