Updated: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child near Bethlehem

12:00 May 27 2022 al-Khader ( الخضر )

Updated: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child near Bethlehem Updated: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child near Bethlehem
Zaid Mohammad Ghneim, 15. Published by IMEMC News and Haaretz

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the village of Kfar Qaddum in the West Bank, last week. Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH - AFP Published by Haaretz

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by IMEMC News
May 28, 2022

Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian child on Friday while invading the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem.

The child, Zaid Mohammad Ghneim, 15 years old, was shot by Israeli forces with three bullets in his chest and back and was taken to Al-Yamamah Hospital, south of Bethlehem, where he died of his wounds.

Local sources said that when the Israeli troops invaded the “Umm Rokba” area in the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, they were met by local youth who began throwing stones at the soldiers to try to get them to leave their village.

Israeli troops responded with lethal force, shooting live ammunition at the children and teens, killing one, and wounding several others.

The killing of the 15-year-old child comes in the midst of an escalation of violence by Israeli forces, who have been invading Palestinian areas on a daily basis and firing live ammunition at unarmed Palestinians during their invasions.

Zaid was a ninth-grade student at Saeed Al-Aas Boys School in Bethlehem. He was the second student from that school to have been killed by Israeli forces in the past two months.

His father said that he was sitting with his son just hours before he was killed by the soldiers and added that Zaid was heading to his grandfather’s home when the soldiers shot him.

The Palestinian Minister of Education, Prof. Marwan Awartani condemned the killing of the student and called on human rights and international institutions defending children to put an end to these continuing Israeli crimes against students and education staff.

This killing of Zaid comes just two weeks after the brutal assassination of renowned Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces in Jenin. Abu Akleh was killed execution-style by Israeli soldiers while standing with other journalists next to a wall, far from any clashes.

Seven Palestinian civilians, three of whom were children, were killed by Israeli forces during the month of May. Twenty-two Palestinian civilians were killed in the month of April, and over a thousand were wounded, as Israeli forces targeted Palestinian Muslims celebrating the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. During the holy month of fasting and praying, Israeli forces repeatedly invaded the mosque area and assaulted worshipers.

Teen Killed in Clashes With Israeli Forces, Palestinian Report Says

The Israeli military said that Palestinians hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli forces while they were securing an intersection near a West Bank settlement

by Jack Khoury and Hagar Shezaf for Haaretz
May 27, 2022

A 15-year-old Palestinian was shot dead in clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported on Friday night.

According to the ministry, Zaid Muhammad Ghnaim was hit by Israeli military fire in the neck and back in the village of al-Khader, near Bethlehem.

The military said that a number of suspects hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli forces while they were securing an intersection near the settlement of Efrat, and that the soldiers chased after the assailants.

During the chase, stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at forces in al-Khader, who responded with live fire. "A hit was identified," a military statement said, adding that "Israeli forces gave first aid at the scene, and he was later evacuated by the Palestinian Red Crescent."

On Wednesday, the ministry reported that 16-year-old Riat Rafik Amin was killed by Israeli fire during clashes at Joseph's Tomb in the city of Nablus.

Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency, reported that the clashes erupted when Jewish worshipers, escorted by the military, arrived at the tomb on the outskirts of the city to pray. The military said hundreds of Palestinians threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers.
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