April 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