Laith Haitham Abu Na’im is the 4th Palestinian minor to be killed in 2018.
from IMEMC News
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday afternoon, the al-Mughayyir Palestinian village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a Palestinian child with a live round in the head from a close range, causing a serious injury, before he was rushed to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.
Medial sources at Ramallah Governmental Hospital said the child, Laith Haitham Abu Na’im, 16, was rushed to surgery, and succumbed to his serious wounds a few hours later.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers shot the child from a very close range, striking him with a live round in the head.
The child was shot after dozens of soldiers invaded the village, and attacked Palestinian protesters with gas bombs, rubber-coated bullets, concussion grenades and live rounds.
The army added that it was “launching an investigation into the circumstances which lead to the child’s death,” and alleged that “some protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at the soldiers.”The Israeli army claimed that approximately 30 Palestinians hurled stones and burnt tires when the soldiers “entered” the town, and alleged that the soldiers “did not use live ammunition in dispersing the protesters.”
The slain child’s funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon, in his village; his death brings the number of Palestinian children killed by the Israeli army in January to four.
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