Seriously Injured Child Succumbs To His Wounds

06:00 Jan 16 2023 Deheisheh (Dheisheh) refugee camp (مخيم الدهيشه) and Husan (حوسان)

Seriously Injured Child Succumbs To His Wounds Seriously Injured Child Succumbs To His Wounds
Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14. Published by IMEMC News

The entrance to the Deheisheh refugee camp, near Bethlehem, in 2019. Credit: Reem Jarrar Published by Haaretz

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by IMEMC News
Jan 16, 2023

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a child, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire at dawn in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, has died from his wounds.

The Health Ministry said the child, Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14, has succumbed to a serious gunshot wound to the head.

The child was shot at dawn when many army vehicles invaded the refugee camp, violently searched homes, and abducted a young man.

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of Beit Jala governmental hospital and marched to the child’s home in the Deheishe refugee camp.

The Palestinians held the funeral ceremony and procession and headed to the Shuhada graveyard in the Artas nearby village while chanting for liberation and independence and calling for International Protection for the Palestinian people.

The child’s death brings the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army in the first sixteen days of this year to fourteen, including four children.

January 16, 2023: Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14.
January 15, 2023: Ahmad Hasan Kahala, 45.
January 14, 2023: Yazan Samer Ja’bari, 19.
January 14, 2023: Amjad Adnan Khaliliyya, 23.
January 14, 2023: Ezzeddin Bassem Hamamra, 24.
January 12, 2023: Habib Mohammad Kamil, 25.
January 12, 2023: Abdul-Hadi Fakhri Nazzal, 18.
January 12, 2023: Samir Awni Aslan, 41.
January 11, 2023: Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21.
January 11, 2023: Sanad Mohammad Samamra, 19.
January 05, 2023: Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16.
January 03, 2023: Adam Essam Ayyad, 15.
January 02, 2023: Fuad Mohammad ‘Aabed, 17.
January 02, 2023: Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22.

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Updated: Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Child In Bethlehem
Jan 16, 2023 at 10:12

On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank and abducted a young man from his home, leading to protests before shooting and seriously wounding a child.

Media sources said the soldiers searched several homes and abducted Mahmoud Salah Hammash, 24.

They added that many Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot a child, Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14, with a live round in the head, inflicting life-threatening wounds.

The child was rushed to Beit Jala hospital before he was moved to Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation due to the seriousness of his wounds.

The soldiers also invaded Husan village, west of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted Osama Mohammad Hamamra, 17, and Mohammad Tareq Hamamra, 18.

First Jan 16, 2023, at 08:08

Israeli Army Kills 14-year-old During Refugee Camp Raid, Palestinian Ministry Says

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the young Palestinian suffered a shot to the head. The Israeli military has yet to comment on the incident

by Jack Khoury for Haaretz
Jan 16, 2023

A 14-year-old Palestinian was fatally wounded Monday morning by Israeli army gunfire near Bethlehem.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the 14-year-old was shot in the head in the Palestinian refugee camp of Deheisheh, and was pronounced dead hours later.

Omar Khaled Khmour was killed when clashes broke out during an IDF raid on the camp, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA. It is unclear if he took part in the confrontations.

The Israeli army said forces entered the Dheisha camp and were bombarded by Molotov cocktails and rocks. It said soldiers responded to the onslaught with live fire.

The death of Khmour brings the toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank so far this year to 14.

On Monday, a 45-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli military fire near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday after attempting to harm soldiers, according to the IDF.

The IDF’s initial report stated that Ahmed Kahla arrived at a military post near the town of Silwad by car and began throwing stones. After which he approached the soldiers at the post with a drawn knife.

The army later changed its version of events now claiming that the soldiers called for him to stop and used tear gas when he refused their order. After refusing to exit his vehicle, the army said that a confrontation ensued, and that he tried to steal a weapon from a soldier and was then shot.

On Saturday three Palestinians were killed following clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. Two of the men, 24-year-old Izz Eddin Basem Hamamreh and 23-year-old Amjad Adnan Khalilieh, were reportedly Islamic Jihad operatives who took part in a shootout with IDF soldiers near the village of Jaba’ south of Jenin.

The third man, Yazan Al-Jaabari, 20, died from wounds he sustained on Jan. 2 when he was critically wounded by Israeli gunfire during a military raid in the West Bank, Ibn Sina hospital in the southern town of Jenin said.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14, shot and killed by Israeli forces 1/16/2023
Osama Mohammad Hamamra, 17, and Mohammad Tareq Hamamra, 18, detained 1/16/2023
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