Defense for Children Palestine, April 11, 2021
Ramallah, April 11, 2021—A Palestinian boy shot by Israeli forces in the northern occupied West Bank on Sunday evening succumbed to his wounds today.
Israeli forces shot 16-year-old Mohammad Hussein Mohammad Qassim in the abdomen around 5 p.m. on April 10 in Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine. Mohammad underwent surgery, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead around 7 a.m. on April 11, according to documentation collected by DCIP.
“Israeli forces continue to kill Palestinian children with impunity,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, accountability program director at DCIP. “Systemic impunity means Israeli forces can kill Palestinian children without fear of any consequences.”
An Israeli military vehicle entered Jenin around 5 p.m. on Sunday and pursued a civilian car, according to information collected by DCIP. Mohammad began running behind the Israeli military vehicle and appeared to be looking on the ground for stones to throw at it, an eyewitness told DCIP. Suddenly, without any prior warning, an Israeli soldier fired three bullets from the military vehicle’s rear window, striking Mohammad from a distance of about four meters (13 feet) in the abdomen, according to the eyewitness…
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