Palestinian girl dies two days after an Israeli bullet to the head

Palestinian girl dies two days after an Israeli bullet to the head

Reposted from Defense for Children International Palestine

Ramallah, June 21, 2023—A Palestinian girl died this morning after Israeli forces shot her in the head in Jenin on Monday.

Sadil Ghasan Ibrahim Naghnaghieh, 14, was shot in the head with live ammunition by an Israeli soldier inside an armored military vehicle passing near her house in Jenin around 8 a.m. on June 19 during an Israeli military incursion into Jenin refugee camp, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine.

Sadil was sitting in the garden of her family’s home, opposite the Zahra neighborhood north of Jenin refugee camp, and used her phone to record Israeli military vehicles on a street near her home.

As an armored Israeli military vehicle passed near her house, an Israeli soldier opened the vehicle’s back door and fired two bullets at Sadil. One bullet struck the front of her head and exited from the back. Sadil was transferred to Jenin Government Hospital, where doctors reported the bullet had injured her brain, and she was declared dead around 6 a.m. today… Read more

For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline  

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.


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