Israeli forces kill Palestinian boy, 14, in West Bank: Ministry | News

The Palestinian well being ministry says Mohammed Shehadeh was killed by Israeli forces’ gunfire in Al-Khader space close to Bethlehem.

Israeli forces killed a teenage Palestinian boy within the occupied West Financial institution on Tuesday, the Palestinian well being ministry stated.

“Mohammed Shehadeh, 14, was killed by Israeli forces’ gunfire in Al-Khader,” within the Bethlehem space, a ministry assertion stated, urging a global investigation.

The Palestinian Wafa information company quoted native activist Ahmad Salah as saying that Israeli troopers opened reside fireplace injuring Shehadeh earlier than detaining him and that troopers prevented ambulances from reaching him.

Israel’s military confirmed in a press release the demise of a Palestinian, whom it stated was amongst three suspects who “hurled Molotov cocktails at passing drivers, endangering their lives”.

Troops had been “conducting counterterrorism exercise” within the Al-Khader space the place quite a few civilian automobiles had been focused by the incendiary gadgets in the course of the previous month, the military stated.

“The troops operated to cease them, firing at one of many suspects that hurled a Molotov cocktail towards passing automobiles. The suspect was hit,” it stated.

Troops offered first help however the suspect died, it added.

The killing comes days after one other teen, 19-year-old Nehad Amin Barghouti, was killed and shot by Israeli forces within the West Financial institution city of Nabi Saleh.

Palestinian and worldwide rights teams have lengthy condemned what they see as a coverage of shoot to kill and extreme use of pressure.

B’Tselem, an Israeli rights group, stated it had recorded 77 Palestinian deaths by the hands of Israeli forces within the West Financial institution final 12 months. Greater than half of these killed weren’t implicated in any assaults, it added.

Earlier this month, Amnesty Worldwide stated in a brand new report that Israel was finishing up “the crime of apartheid in opposition to Palestinians” and have to be held accountable for treating them as “an inferior racial group”.

Israel occupied the West Financial institution and East Jerusalem after the 1967 Center East struggle.

Israeli settlements constructed on Palestinian land are thought-about unlawful below worldwide regulation. In the present day, between 600,000 and 750,000 Israeli settlers reside in not less than 250 unlawful settlements within the West Financial institution and occupied East Jerusalem.