“These are Mohammad’s shoes. I wanted to put them here…
His pants. They still have dirt on them.
I don’t want to wash them; I want to leave them as they are.”
-Mohammad Abu Daher’s mother
On May 15, 2014, Mohammad Abu Daher, 16, was fatally shot in the back by an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank city of Beitunia. One hour earlier, Israeli forces shot and killed Nadeem Nawara, 17, in the same spot.
Mohammad was a talented soccer player, beloved son and cherished big brother. Mohammad told his father he hoped to study media and journalism at Birzeit University, but did not live long enough to apply. “[M]y brain cannot function when I think of him,” says Mohammad’s nine-year-old brother, Omar.
Mohammad’s family and friends were struck hard by his loss. “Here Lies My Brother,” a short film produced by DCI-Palestine, attempts to provide a glimpse beyond the headlines to see the impact prolonged military occupation has on Palestinian families.
While an Israeli border policeman faces manslaughter charges in connection with Nadeem’s killing, Mohammad’s family continues to wait for justice.
With your help, we can demand accountability for Mohammad’s killing.
DCI-Palestine has already taken critical steps to pursue justice for Nadeem and Mohammad—by releasing security camera footage that captured the moment when both youths were fatally shot, and a Forensic Architecture video analysis pinpointing Nadeem’s killer. Both families deserve to see their sons’ killers held accountable for their crimes.
Join us to speak as one voice against the killings of Mohammad and Nadeem and the other eight children killed by Israeli forces with live ammunition in the occupied West Bank in 2014.
Take action now to challenge impunity in the #NoMoreForgottenLives campaign.