Palestinian three-year-old shot by Israeli forces dies

AFP , Monday 5 Jun 2023

A three-year-old Palestinian boy shot by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank last week died of his wounds on Monday, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

Mohammed Haitham al-Tamimi
Mohammed Haitham al-Tamimi, 3, from the village of Nabi Saleh was pronounced dead on Monday. Photo courtesy of Palestinian news agency Wafa


The Israeli Sheba hospital, where he was being treated since he was shot on Thursday, said the child "died... despite extensive efforts of the medical team".

In a statement, the Palestinian health ministry said it was informed of the "death of the child Mohammed Haitham al-Tamimi, 3, from the village of Nabi Saleh."

Tamimi was taken to Sheba by helicopter for treatment, before being pronounced dead on Monday.

Tamimi's father, Haitham was also wounded in the incident.

"I was with my child in my car, we wanted to visit family," Haitham al-Tamimi, 40, told AFP on Thursday evening after the incident.

"Suddenly they shot at me and my son, I thought it came from the (military) tower," he added from his hospital bed, accusing Israeli army of directly opening fire on his car. 

The family told official Palestinian news agency Wafa the body would be returned on Monday evening.

Since the start of the year, Israel killed at least 156 Palestinians.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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