Friday, Nov. 27
Latest News
  1. Israeli border police officer stabbed in Nahariya, north of Haifa
  2. Israeli forces shoot, injure 43 Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank
  3. Israeli forces detain Palestinian from Aida refugee camp
  4. Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian killed in al-Arrub camp
  5. Palestinian killed after injuring 6 Israeli soldiers in car attack
  6. Palestinian worker attacked by Israelis in Beit Shemesh
  7. 198 Palestinians from Gaza pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque
  8. Palestinian shot dead after alleged vehicle attack east of Jerusalem
  9. Israeli forces kill Palestinian in al-Arrub refugee camp
  10. Israeli soldier killed in West Bank bus accident

Nablus man killed 'en route to Israel'

June 10, 2014 3:26 P.M. (Updated: June 22, 2014 2:25 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian man from a northern West Bank village is believed to have been shot dead by Israeli forces six days ago when he was trying to enter Israel without permission.

Muhammad Mufeed Yousif Mustafa Thahir, a 20-year-old engineering student from the Nablus-area village of Yasid, was found dead last Friday, two days after he tried to enter Israel with a friend to find work.

The friend, Fadi Halayqa from al-Shuyukh village in Hebron, told Ma'an that after he and Thahir walked for two hours in an attempt to bypass al-Jabaa military checkpoint, he heard heavy gunfire and started to run back.

"I ran for about five minutes then stopped and hid. When I looked around I couldn't see Muhammad," he told Ma'an.

Halayqa highlighted that he and Thahir wanted to work during the summer holiday to help pay their university tuition fees.

"I am sure Muhammad was shot dead by Israeli soldiers," he said.

Two days later, Thahir's family was notified that he was dead.

"The Israeli forces handed over Muhammad's identity card and his mobile phone, but they have refused to deliver his body," says Muhammad's uncle Osama Thahir.

"They summoned us to Israeli intelligence office in Etzion ... and told us he was dead, but the intelligence officer refused to explain how he died.

"When we asked whether he was shot at, an officer said they were trying to reveal the real cause of death."

He said the body of Thahir was being held at Israel's Institute of Forensic Medicine in Abu Kabir.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not immediately return emails or phone calls seeking comment.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015