Mohannad Abu Safaqa

May 25, 2017: Mohannad Abu Safaqa, 45, died from serious wounds he suffered two days earlier after reportedly stabbing and wounding an Israeli police officer.

Mohannad, a Palestinian worker from Tulkarem in the northern West Bank, died from serious wounds at an Israeli medical center.

The Israeli army refused to allow the transfer of his corpse to his family for burial.

On July 9, 2017, Israel allowed the transfer of his body to his family in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem before they held the burial.

The transfer of his corpse was supposed to be conducted earlier, but the Israeli army decided to delay the process without explaining.

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