Mohammad Sobhi Anbar

Mohammad AnbarApril 8, 2018: Mohammad Sobhi Anbar, 46, died of critical wounds sustained on April 2nd when Israeli soldiers shot him multiple times at a checkpoint near Tulkarem on April 2nd.

Mohammad was shot in front of the military roadblock east of Tulkarem, and was taken to the Mayer Israeli Medical Center.

He remained in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit until April 8th, when he died of his wounds.

While he was in a coma, an Israeli military court held a hearing and made a ruling against Anbar, claiming that he was planning to attack Israeli soldiers at the checkpoint, despite a complete lack of evidence of that claim.

His brother Khalil Anbar said that the Israeli Army informed the family of his death, and added that he was shot in the abdomen, pelvis and the legs, and one of his legs had to be amputated during surgery. He said his brother underwent several surgeries in the days since he was shot.

Israeli daily Haaretz said the soldiers shot the man, 46 years of age, after he reportedly “ran towards them in a suspicious manner,” near the al-Kafriyyat military roadblock, east of Tulkarem.

It added that the soldiers did not find any weapons on the wounded man, and initiated an investigation into the issue, after moving him to an Israeli hospital.

Following the incident, dozens of soldiers were deployed in the area, before closing the military roadblock and its surrounding area.

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

Qoteiba Zahran

August 19, 2017: Qoteiba Yousef Zahran, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers at the Za’tara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The Israeli army claimed the boy attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against the soldiers stationed at the checkpoint, and published a picture of a dull kitchen knife lying on the ground.

A soldier was injured in the incident, but it was from the flurry of bullets fired by the Israeli guards toward the 17-year old, not from the boy himself.

The soldier, who was mildly wounded, was treated immediately by medics from the Magen David Adom medical service.

Zahran reportedly approached the checkpoint carrying a bag, and the border guard stationed there attempted to arrest him.

The army claims that the boy then pulled out a knife and tried to attack them, but they fired a barrage of bullets, critically wounding Zahran, then leaving him to bleed to death.

Following the killing of Zahran, Israeli forces closed the Za’tara checkpoint for most of the day, preventing Palestinians from crossing in either direction.

The soldiers later invaded Qoteiba’s village and homes, arrested his brother Tareq, and took him to an interrogation center. Qoteiba was from Illar village, in Tulkarem. Source: IMEMC

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

Mohammad al-Jallad

February 10, 2017: Mohammad Amer al-Jallad, 24, died from serious wounds he suffered on November 9, 2016 when Israeli soldiers shot him at Huwwara military roadblock near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. He allegedly had attempted to stab them. The Palestinian was moved to an Israeli hospital where he remained in a critical condition until his death. He also suffered lymphoma cancer that went untreated after his serious injury, causing serious complications. Mohammad was from Tulkarem in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Nidal Mahdawi

January 17, 2017
: Nidal Daoud Mahdawi, 44, was killed by Israeli soldiers at a military roadblock near Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, after the soldiers claimed he attempted to stab them. A video of the incident shows the Nidal standing near an electricity pole, and when a soldier fired a round near him he started walking towards the soldiers who fired several other rounds, and then he started running towards them before they fired the fatal shots. Nidal was from Tulkarem. Source: IMEMC

Ansar Harsha


June 2, 2016:
Ansar Husam Harsha, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers at the Ennab military roadblock east of Tulkarem in the northern part of the West Bank after she allegedly attempted to stab a soldier. She bled to death after the soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching her. Ansar was a married mother of two from Qaffin town east of Tulkarem. Source: IMEMC