Mohammad Hattab

March 23, 2017: Mohammad Mahmoud Hattab, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers who were stationed on a military tower surrounding Beit El settlement near the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, in the West Bank.

The soldiers fired several live rounds at a Palestinian car, reportedly after Mohammad and three others in the car threw Molotov cocktails at the military tower.

Mohammad was instantly killed by gunshot wounds to his chest and shoulder. The three other teenagers suffered life-threatening wounds after being shot in the upper-body, including one who was shot in the head.

A witness told Defence for Children International (DCI) that the soldiers opened fire on the car after it stalled near the settlement of Beit El, and added that the 17-year-old driver was shot at after he stepped out of the vehicle, then he reentered the car and tried to start it, but it didn’t start, then the soldiers approached the car and opened fire on the four children.

On April 10, 2017 one of his wounded friends, identified as Jassem Nakhla, 17, died from his serious wounds, while their two friends remain in comas after being shot in the upper body. Mohammad was from the al-Jalazoun refugee camp. Source: IMEMC