A younger Palestinian teen has died after being shot within the abdomen by an Israeli soldier throughout a protest within the occupied West Financial institution, the Palestinian Ministry of Well being stated. Israeli officers deny their forces fired reside rounds.
The 13-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in Ramallah in crucial situation, the place he died from his accidents, in keeping with an announcement from the well being ministry posted on Fb.
A spokeswoman for Israel’s army stated that its personnel had used “riot dispersal means” in opposition to Palestinians who had been throwing rocks and burning tires within the village of al-Mughayir, some 27 kilometers northeast of Ramallah.
“The studies of the usage of reside hearth through the riot will not be true, and claims about quite a lot of rioters injured and one killed are recognized,” she stated.
Nevertheless, Palestinian media reported that reside rounds and tear fuel had been used in opposition to the demonstrators, whereas 4 males had been wounded throughout a march that was reportedly staged in protest at Israeli plans to develop settlements within the West Financial institution.
The mayor of al-Mughayir instructed reporters that the kid had been shot close to the doorway to the village.
“This ugly crime is a conflict crime and against the law in opposition to humanity,” the Palestinian International Ministry stated in an announcement in regards to the reported dying.
Footage posted to social media purported to indicate Palestinians on Friday night protesting the killing of the boy.
Final week, a Palestinian driver was shot lifeless after he allegedly tried to ram his automotive into an Israeli police checkpoint outdoors Jerusalem.
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