HEBRON, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (WAFA) – A Palestinian girl was shot and killed today by Israeli occupation forces gunfire to the east of Hebron in the south of the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
WAFA correspondent said Israeli forces opened fire at a girl near the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, built illegally on Palestinian land, critically injuring her as she was left bleeding on the ground for a while until she was pronounced dead.
The Israeli forces prevented Palestinian medics from approaching the scene to save the girl, leaving her to die, he said.
Some reports, however, said an Israeli settler from Kiryat Arba was the one who shot and killed her then left his M16 automatic rifle near her body to prove that she was intending to wage an attack.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a new report on Palestinians killed and injured by Israelis since May 7 that 26 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank, not including today's girl in Hebron, and including four children, while 5164 people were injured in clashes throughout the West Bank.
In East Jerusalem, one Palestinian was shot dead, 1108 wounded, including 489 who were transferred to hospitals, including 60 critical, after being attacked by Israeli forces and settlers.