Israeli Troops Shoot Innocent Child

The Palestinians protested against Israel's illegal settlements after Israeli forces shot dead a 13-year-old Mohammed Daadas.

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Palestinians accompany the body of Mohammed Daadas to the cemetery. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

ACTNews, WEST BANK – Israeli troops' cruelty continues to attack the Palestinians. Human rights violations occurred again when Palestinians held weekly protests against the illegal Israeli settlement expansion near Deir al-Hatab village, northern West Bank, Friday (11/6/2021).

Israeli soldiers responded to Palestinian protests by shooting a 13-year-old boy named Mohammed Daadas. Israeli troops fired live bullets that hit Daadas in the stomach. 

The Palestinian health ministry said Mohammed Daadas died in hospital on Friday after being shot in the stomach. Medical personnel treated six other Palestinians at the scene of confrontations in Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, after inhaling tear gas launched by Israeli troops, the Palestine Red Crescent ambulance service said.

The Palestinian Red Crescent medical service said the Israeli army fired live ammunition and tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters while also closing off surrounding roads, preventing their ambulances from entering the site. No other serious injuries were reported.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military on the incident. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has ruled out formal peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, saying he prefers to focus on economic improvements.

Over the past six months, Palestinians have continued to protest against Israel's illegal settlements in the West Bank. Last week, the Israeli authorities approved 3,000 new settler homes in the West Bank. On Thursday to build 1,300 housing units for Palestinians who live in areas of the West Bank that are under complete Israeli control.[]