Israeli forces kill 16-year-old Palestinian boy in Silwad


Defense for Children Palestine, Jun 25, 2022

Ramallah, June 25, 2022 – Israeli forces shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian boy in the central occupied West Bank yesterday.

Mohammad Abdallah Salah Suleiman, 16, was shot with live ammunition by Israeli forces around 7:45 p.m. on June 24 during confrontations with Israeli soldiers near Silwad, a town located northeast of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine. An Israeli ambulance transferred Mohammad to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem around 8:30 p.m. where he was later pronounced dead.

“Israeli soldiers know no bounds and kill Palestinian children with impunity,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, accountability program director at DCIP. “Palestinian children will continue to be targeted. They will continue to be unlawfully killed without actual justice and accountability.”

Palestinian authorities informed Mohammad’s family around 2 a.m. today that he had been killed by Israeli forces. It is unclear exactly where on his body Mohammad sustained gunshot wounds because Israeli authorities have not yet released his body to Palestinian authorities or to Mohammad’s family.

Israeli forces were deployed near an overpass south of Silwad along Route 60, a main north-south roadway in the West Bank, when Mohammad was killed…

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