Israeli sniper kills 14-year-old Palestinian boy in Jenin


Defense for Children International – Palestine, 16.02.2023

Ramallah, February 13, 2023 – Israeli forces shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian boy in the northern occupied West Bank yesterday. 

Qusai Radwan Yousef Waked, 14, was shot in the abdomen by an Israeli sniper around 3 p.m. on February 12 in agricultural land near the Abdullah Azzam mosque, southwest of Jenin refugee camp, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine. Israeli forces entered Jenin refugee camp around 1 p.m. to conduct arrest operations, then armed Palestinian residents confronted Israeli forces. Qusai was standing about 30 meters (98 feet) behind three armed Palestinian men when an Israeli sniper exchanged fire with the armed Palestinians. The Israeli sniper, who was stationed in the window on the third floor of a Palestinian-owned residential building about 550 meters (1804 feet) away, shot Qusai in the right side of his abdomen. Several volunteer paramedics carried him about 50 meters (164 feet) to an ambulance, which transferred him to Ibn Sina Hospital. Doctors attempted to resuscitate Qusai for about an hour before declaring him dead…

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