Israeli Occupation Forces IOF killed a Palestinian Teen and seriously injured several others on Friday 21 July 2023 in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health two Palestinian citizens were brought to the hospital with critical gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen, including the 17-year-old Palestinian teenager Muhammad Fouad al-Bayed from the al-Jalazoun refugee camp in the north of Ramallah, who succumbed to his critical head wounds shortly after reaching the hospital.
Dozens of others were also said to have suffered asphyxiation due to tear gas inhalation.
Umm Safa has for the past weeks been the scene of escalated violence by Israeli forces and settler attacks, including the burning of homes and vehicles and the use of live fire against residents.
Abdel Jawad Hamdan Saleh, a 24-year-old Palestinian, was shot dead after being targeted by Israeli live fire in the West Bank village earlier in the month.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas voiced deep sorrow over the killing of Bayed and said the regime’s crimes “will not quell our people’s revolution.”
“The escalating occupation crimes throughout our occupied land will not quell the revolution of our people, but will increase its flames,” Hamas said in a statement. “The occupation… thinks that its crimes will bring it security or calm.”
The resistance movement said Israel must know that the Palestinian struggle will go on until the “fulfillment of our people’s aspirations for freedom and self-determination by establishing the Palestinian State with Jerusalem [al-Quds] as its capital.”
It’s noteworthy that some 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israel since the beginning of this year.