For Immediate Release:
30 September 2009: Palestinian youth run over by Israeli military jeep outside school in Jenin-area village.
At around 11am, Foad Mahmoud Naiyf Turkman, 17 years of age, was run over by a military jeep as he was standing outside of his high school.
Witnesses say that the students had finished school and were gathered outside Izz ad-Din al-Qassam high school in Yabad village, west of Jenin.
According to the uncle of Turkman, Mohammad Naiyf, who is a teacher in the school and witnessed the event,
“The jeep was driving fast towards a group of students. Foad was run over, the jeep backed up and drove over him a second time. Then the soldiers wouldn’t allow us to get Foad for about 15 minutes. ”
Turkman was taken to Jenin hospital and died an hour later from his injuries.
Yabad village is surrounded by several illegal settlements to the west and south; Mevo Dotan, Hermesh, Rehan, Shaqed, and Hinnanit. The Separation Wall is located west of Yabad village. Road 585, located south of Yabad is used primarily for military vehicles.