March 9th, 2018: Mohammad Zein al-Ja’bari, 24, who is deaf and mute, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
The young man could not speak or hear, and so did not respond to Israeli soldiers’ commands as they invaded the city.
The young man suffered very serious wounds and was rushed to a local hospital, but died from his wounds despite all efforts to save his life.
Mohammad was shot when the soldiers engaged in an excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.
He was in an area far from where the protest was taking place, but was struck with a live round after the army fired many bullets at the protesters.
The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers shot the Palestinian while he was allegedly “throwing a Molotov cocktail at them,” and added that it is “investigating the incident.”
It is worth noting that Israeli forces have been proven to, in virtually every occasion, claim that a Palestinian that they have killed was attacking them. Even though most of these claims are later proven false, they are reported in the media in the immediate aftermath of a killing and never retracted.
Hours after his death, hundreds of Palestinians marched in his funeral procession following prayers at a local mosque, in Ein Sara Street, in Hebron.
Mohammad was from Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC