Israeli forces have shot dead four Palestinian children in the Occupied West Bank in the past 24 hours, according to the Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP).
The victims include 16-year-old Ahmad Mohammad Hamed Abu Al-Haija, 17-year-old Mahmoud Khaled Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija and 14-year-old Ammar Mohammad Faisal Abu Al-Wafa, who were killed during an Israeli military operation in Jenin on Saturday evening.
At approximately 6:30 pm on 25 November, Ammar was shot in the abdomen by an Israeli sniper positioned approximately 200 to 250 metres. The incident occurred as Ammar stood with a group of friends near his residence in the Al-Damj neighbourhood of Jenin refugee camp. Ammar’s father rushed him to Al-Razi Hospital, where he was declared dead upon arrival.
Simultaneously, Ahmad was documenting the Israeli military raid with his cell phone when a soldier, stationed inside a heavily armoured military vehicle, shot him in the chest near the cinema roundabout in the centre of Jenin. Moreover, Israeli forces opened fire on the group accompanying Ahmad, resulting in multiple injuries. Ahmad was transported by ambulance to Al-Razi Hospital, where he, too, was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Ayed Abu Eqtaish, the Accountability Programme Director at DCIP, said, “While there is a so-called truce with Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, Israeli forces continue to target and kill Palestinian children throughout the Occupied West Bank with complete impunity.”
Source : MEMO