Archival footage from 2015 shows a glimpse of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya’s life: a wheelchair-bound man with no legs, who once cleaned cars to support his family.
On Friday, Ibrahim was shot dead by Israeli troops. He was killed during clashes in Gaza City, which killed two and injured over 100.
The 29 year old was transported to the hospital premises, but they were unable to save his life.
According to the Palestinian health ministry, he was killed shortly after another man nearby was killed in similar circumstances.
According to local media, Thuraya lost his legs during an Israeli assault in 2008 when 1,400 Palestinians were reportedly killed in 22 days.
Friday’s clashes took place during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Ruptly covered Ibrahim’s story in 2015, when his main source of income was from car washing in order to ensure he had enough money to support his family.
For more on the original story: https://ruptly.tv/vod/20150103-008