Mohammad Maher Sa’id Turkman

October 14, 2022: Mohammad Maher Turkman (Ghawadra), 17, died from serious wounds he suffered along with his cousin, on September 2022, before they were abducted by the soldiers allegedly for being behind an attack on a bus transporting Israeli soldiers to a military base.

Mohammad suffered serious burns to most of his body when he and his cousin, Mohammad Walid Ghawadra, 22, reportedly attacked, on September 4, the bus transporting Israeli soldiers to a military base with Molotov cocktails and fired many live rounds at it.

The Israeli army claimed that one of the Molotov cocktail bottles ignited in their truck before they allegedly drove another kilometer and pulled over when their vehicle caught fire and continued on foot before Israeli soldiers abducted them.

According to Israeli media sources, the shots were fired from a passing truck. However, it is unclear how the shots were fired from a passing vehicle since photos of the bus show many bullet holes in the front part of the windshield, not on the side.

Mohammad remained in critical condition at the Tal HaShomer Israeli hospital due to burns that almost covered %90 of his body. The doctors treated him for severe wounds and amputated his left arm. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said Mohammad’s cousin was seriously injured in the incident.

An Israeli court ordered their continued detention at the medical center, awaiting trial before Mohammad Maher Ghawadra succumbed to his serious wounds.

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