DAYS OF PALESTINE – WEST BANK
Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child in the occupied West Bank Sunday, following the earlier police shooting of a Palestinian teen.
The Palestinian health ministry said 16-year-old Yamen Jafal was shot dead by the Israeli occupation forces.
Nine other Palestinians have been killed since February 8 in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Just before dawn on Sunday, Israeli occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian teen in Jerusalem’s Old City, according Palestinian sources.
The Palestinian health ministry identified him as Karim Jamal al-Qawasmi.
On February 22, Israeli occupation forces murderes a Palestinian child in Al-Khader, in the Bethlehem area.
The Palestinian health ministry said a 14-year-old was killed.
Last Tuesday, Israeli occupation forces killed two Palestinians after coming under fire during an arrest raid at Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank.
Another Palestinian was killed in a separate incident that day.
On February 8, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians during a daytime raid against what Israel described as a “terrorist cell”, leaving a vehicle in the West Bank city of Nablus riddled with bullet holes.
Two teenagers were killed by Israeli gunfire in other incidents in early February.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) use the extrajudicial executions policy, which is an official and declared policy of Israel that killed hundreds of Palestinian political figures and activists, in grave violation of the principles of the intentional humanitarian law (IHL) that prohibit this kind of murder crime.
Israeli occupation captured the West Bank from Jordan in the Six-Day War of 1967.
Since then, about 475,000 Jewish settlers have moved into the territory, living in communities considered illegal under international law, alongside nearly 2.9 million Palestinians.