Israeli forces kill 16-year-old Palestinian boy during military incursion into Nablus


Defense for Children InternationalPalestine, 24.02.2023

Ramallah, February 23, 2023 –  Iaraeli forces shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian boy during a military raid on Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank yesterday.

Mohammad Farid Mohammad Haj Ahmad, 16, was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier passing by in an armored Israeli military vehicle around 1 p.m. on February 22 in Nablus, a Palestinian city in the northern occupied West Bank, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine. Mohammad sustained a gunshot wound below his right ear from about three meters (10 feet) away as he stood in front of a clinic entrance near the roadside as Israeli forces drove past. An older man and two young men were also struck with live fire. Mohammad and the other three injured Palestinians were transferred to An-Najah hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“Palestinian children live in a hyper-militarized context where the Israeli military’s incursions into Palestinian communities to arrest and intimidate Palestinian civilians is the norm…

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