In a recent development, the Israeli occupation army has announced its decision to refrain from pursuing disciplinary measures against the Israeli soldier who killed a Palestinian toddler and injuries to his father in the West Bank. The occupation army has cited the incident as a “case of mistaken identity,” thus absolving the soldier of any culpability.
As per an inquiry released by the Israeli occupation on Wednesday, it was revealed that the Israeli soldier in question believed that Mohammed Tamimi, a two-and-a-half-year-old child, and his father Haitham were the individuals responsible for an earlier attack on a nearby settlement and Israeli military post. Acting under the authorization of his commanding officer, the Israeli soldier opened fire on their vehicle as they departed the village of Nabi Saleh.
Mohammed Tamimi succumbed to his head wound four days after an Israeli soldier opened fire at his father’s vehicle. His father Haitham was treated for bullet wounds in the shoulder and shrapnel at a hospital in Ramallah, from which he was discharged last week.