Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

18:00 Apr 13 2022 Husan (حوسان)

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem
Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14. Published by IMEMC News

The 14-year-old Palestinian killed on Wednesday. Publshed by Haaretz

by IMEMC News
April 13, 2022

Israeli soldiers killed, Wednesday evening, a child and injured many Palestinians, in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Update: The army transferred the corpse of the slain child to his family at dawn Thursday.

The soldiers transported the corpse to the Nashash military roadblock, south of Bethlehem, and handed it to medics of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) who took it to Beit Jala governmental hospital.

Media sources said many army jeeps invaded the al-Matina area near the main road of Husan, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters and many surrounding homes, causing many injuries.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot a child, Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14 years of age, with a live round in the head and left him bleeding without first aid, especially after the army prevented the Palestinian medics from reaching him.

It added that the soldiers took the corpse of the slain child and refused to allow its transfer to the Palestinian side.

The Palestinians and the medics tried to retrieve the corpse of the slain child, but the soldiers prevented them and started pushing them away.

The child was walking home after performing evening prayers at the local mosque; the soldiers also surrounded the mosque after killing the child and refused to allow the Palestinians to leave.

The army made several allegations, including claiming that the child was throwing stones at the soldiers or that he was throwing a Molotov cocktail. However, eyewitnesses said Qussai was not participating in any protests but was walking back home from the local mosque.

Protests were still ongoing at the time of this report, and the soldiers continued to fire dozens of live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources have confirmed at least six injuries, including some with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets and many who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, especially after the soldiers fired gas bombs at mosques to force the locals to leave.

The child was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Six Palestinians Killed by Israeli Army in 24 Hours

Palestinian shot by Israeli forces in Beita succumbs to wounds hours after two were killed near Jenin by live fire during overnight Israeli military raids in the West Bank, says Palestinian Health Ministry

by Jack Khoury, Josh Breiner, Yaniv Kubovich and Hagar Shezaf for Haaretz
Apr. 14, 2022 9:25 AM

Two Palestinians were killed by live fire in clashes with Israeli soldiers near the city of Jenin in the West Bank on Thursday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, while another Palestinian died of his wounds after being shot by Israeli forces during clashes in Beita on Wednesday.

The deaths raised to six the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since Wednesday, raising fears of greater escalation following a string of deadly attacks in Israel and increased military operations in the West Bank.


Eleven Palestinian have been killed by Israeli fire this past week. Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the West Bank have been on the rise during the month of Ramadan. They follow a series of Israeli military raids which the army launched after a recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks took the lives of 12 Israelis and two Ukrainian nationals during the last three weeks.On Wednesday, Qusai Fuad Hamamra, a 14-year-old resident of Husan, was reportedly shot after hurling a Molotov cocktail at Israeli troops at an army position in the center of town. Hundreds of Palestinians protested and threw stones at army vehicles on Wednesday evening.

That same day, Omar Muhammad Aliyan, 20, was killed by a shot in the chest by security forces during clashes in Silwad, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Ramallah.

Also Wednesday, a 34-year-old Palestinian activists and lawyer was killed in clashes with Israeli forces in Nablus, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, and at least 16 others were wounded.

Security forces also arrested four Palestinians north of Ramallah suspected of planning to carry out an attack in Israel on Passover, which starts this week.

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said in a statement that the situation had become "very dangerous and sensitive.

"Israel's aggression and provocation, which are expressed in killing Palestinians, as we saw today in Nablus and in Husan, is a dangerous escalation, and the Israeli government bears responsibility for it," Rudeineh stated. "Things are deteriorating rapidly and this demands immediate international intervention in order to stop Israeli aggression and worse escalation."

The deputy chief of Hamas' political bureau, Saleh al-Arouri, subsequently issued a statement calling on Palestinians to escalate confrontations with Israel. "We call on members of the Palestinian people to block Israel's aggression throughout the West Bank, and on Palestinians in Ramallah and Al-Bireh to support their brothers in Silwad and all regions of the conflict and be a united front against the enemy," the statement read.

On Sunday, Israeli military forces shot dead a Palestinian woman in her 40s after she approached them in a "suspicious manner."
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