Days of Palestine

Sunday, February 5

Israeli forces murder Palestinian boy in West Bank

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Israeli occupation forces murdered on Friday 16-year-old Palestinian boy and seriously wounded another in West Bank city of Al-Khlil.

Palestinian sources said that the Israeli occupation forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian youth in Al-Arrub Refugee Camp in the south of Al-Khalil.

The Palestinian ministry of health confirmed at around 9:3pm that the 16-year-old Murad Yusif abu-Ghazi succumbed to a critical gunshot wound in his chest, after he was evacuated to the intensive care unit at Al-Khalil’s Al-Ahli Hospital.

Doctors at the hospital said that another Palestinian, identified as 17-year-old Saif Salim Rushdi, was brought to the ICU after he was also shot in the chest by Israeli forces in the refugee camp.

According to the Palestinian ministry of health, Rushdi’s wounds were described as moderate to serious.

An Israeli army spokesperson claimed recognised the shooting, but did acknowledge the death of Abu-Ghazi or the injury of Rushdi and said investigations were still underway.

Abu-Ghazi was the 13th Palestinian civilian to be killed by the Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of 2017.