Palestinian Boy, 13, Killed by Fire from Israeli Occupation Forces

A Palestinian teen was killed by Israeli military fire, on Friday, November 7, in clashes which broke out in the village of Deir al-Hatab, east of the city of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced.

According to the Palestinian news agency WAFA, Mohammad Da’adas, 13, from the Askar refugee camp in the West Bank, was taken to a Nablus hospital with bullet wounds to his abdomen where doctors pronounced him dead after failing in efforts to stabilize his condition.

Mohammed Da’adas, 13, was shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces during clashes in the West Bank on
November 5, 2021. (Photo: WAFA)

The Palestinian Red Crescent said 71 other people were wounded in clashes on Friday, most of them suffering from the effects of tear gas inhalation. Palestinian reports said the demonstrators were protesting against Israeli settlements and that occupation troops used tear gas, stun grenades and live fire to disperse the demonstrations.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh strongly condemned the fatal shooting of Palestinian teen by the Israeli occupation forces, describing the incident as “organized state terrorism.” Shtayyeh urged the international community and human rights organizations to intervene to put an end to the ongoing human rights violations by Israel.

According to Defense for Children International, at least 12 Palestinian children have been shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank since the beginning of the year.