Reposted from Defense for Children International Palestine
Ramallah, June 19, 2023—Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy during an Israeli military incursion into Jenin refugee camp today.
Ahmad Yousef Ahmad Saqer, 14, was shot in the abdomen by Israeli forces around 8 a.m. on June 19 in the Al-Hadaf neighborhood located west of Jenin refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine.
Ahmad was standing with a group of Palestinian youth holding stones when an Israeli soldier inside an armored Israeli military vehicle around 200 meters (650 feet) away opened fire, striking him in the abdomen… Read more
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NOTE: The entire West Bank has been under Israeli occupation since 1967; all its official entrances and exits are controlled by Israeli soldiers, making its Palestinian inhabitants virtual prisoners. Many are families that were ethnically cleansed from Israel during Israel’s founding war (see this and this and this) and its 1967 war. Israeli forces often invade them; one example is here.
Israel was established in 1947 through a war of ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population, both Muslims and Christians, and it continues to steal other people’s land for illegal colonies known as ‘settlements.’ While Palestinians most often use nonviolent resistance, a small number use armed resistance against the invaders.