Israeli forces shoot, kill 14-year-old Palestinian girl near Ramallah


Defense for Children International – Palestine, 17.11.2022

Ramallah, November 16, 2022 – Israeli forces shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian girl in the central occupied West Bank on Monday.

Fulla Rasmi Abdulaziz Mallouh, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli forces around 4 a.m. on November 14 in the town of Beitunia, west of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine. Fulla was in the passenger seat of a car driving on Mahmoud Imwasi street when Israeli forces opened fire on the car, firing at least 20 live bullets. Fulla sustained gunshot wounds to her head and chest. Israeli forces collected her body, removing it from the scene, and then later transferred her body to Palestinian authorities. 

“Palestinian children live in a hyper-militarized context where the Israeli military’s nighttime incursions into Palestinian communities to arrest and intimidate Palestinian civilians is the norm,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, accountability program director at DCIP. “During these incursions, Israeli forces routinely resort to intentional lethal force in situations not justified under international law and make no effort to impartially investigate or ensure that Israeli soldiers act in accordance with international standards…

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