NABLUS– A Palestinian child was Wednesday overnight killed, while four others were injured, by Israeli gunfire, during confrontations that broke out with Israeli forces as the latter raided the eastern part of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
The Ministry said in a statement that Ahmad Amjad Shehada, 16, was killed after Israeli forces shot him with a live bullet in the heart.
The medical sources added that four other Palestinians were injured, one of them with criticially with a bullet in the abdomen, noting that one was hit with sound bomb in the head, while others suffered from suffocation due to inhaling toxic gas fired at them by the soldiers.
According to WAFA correspondent, large units of Israeli forces, accompanied by a military bulldozer, raided the eastern area of Nablus, in order to provide protection for the Israeli settlers, which sparked confrontations with Palestinians, during which Israeli soldiers fired live bullets, sound, toxic and tear gas bombs towards the protestors and their homes, killing one child, and injured four others.
The Israeli forces also targeted a Red Crescent vehicle with live bullets.
Dozens of Israeli settlers raided the area of Joseph’s Tomb under protection from the Israeli forces.
With the Israeli killing of Shehada, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces rises to 200, including 57 minors, according to reports by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Source: Palestine News and Information Agency