In Excessive Use of Force, Israeli forces Kill Palestinian Child in al-Mughayer Village, northeast of Ramallah


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 31, 2018

In new crime of excessive use of lethal forces, on Tuesday, 39 January 2018, Israeli forces killed a 17-year-old Palestinian child when they moved into al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah.  Thus, the number of those civilians killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the U.S. President’s declaration on 06 December 2017 to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the Embassy to it amounted to 17, including 4 children.  Ten civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip while the other 7, including 3 children, were killed in the West Bank.

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