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Israeli forces kill teenage boy in Bethlehem-district village

BETHLEHEM, Thursday, April 14, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday night killed a Palestinian teenage boy in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, according to the Health Ministry.

The Ministry said in a press statement that Israeli forces fatally shot Qusai Hamamra, 14, during an aggression on the southern West Bank town.

Hamamra local sources added, sustained critical injuries from Israeli military gunfire during confrontations in the vicinity of the town main entrance.

The confrontations erupted after the soldiers sealed off the town entrances, preventing the residents from exiting and entering it.

The soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from providing first aid to Hamamra, leaving him to bleed to death.

Hamara’s body is briefly withheld by the military before being eventually released to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

The town mayor, Mohammad Sabatin, said that the killing triggered renewed confrontations, which saw the soldiers opening fire towards local youths, wounding four by live ammunition in their lower extremities and causing dozens others to suffocate.

The live ammunition casualties were rushed to a local medical center for treatment.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces killed  human rights lawyer Muhammad Hassan Assaf and injured at least 17 others in a raid in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Assaf, 34, succumbed to his critical injuries he sustained after he was shot by Israeli forces in the chest.

Earlier this week, Ghada Sabateen, a 47-year-old widowed Palestinian mother of six, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier in Husan village, west of Bethlehem.

Footage documenting the moment she was shot showed her posing no threat to the soldiers. No weapon was found on her.

The tensions have come as Israeli police continued to crack down on Palestinians gathering at Bab al-Amoud in the occupied city of East Jerusalem since the start of Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

K.F.

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