Palestinian boy shot by Israelis in West Bank dies: Ministry

AFP , Wednesday 28 Jul 2021

Mohamad al-Alami is the second young Palestinian to die of wounds sustained by Israeli occupation fire in days

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Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli soldiers as they demand that the army hands over the body of man who was shot dead by Israeli forces the previous night, in the village of Beita, in the occupied West Bank, on July 28, 2021. AFP

A Palestinian boy wounded by Israeli occupation army fire in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday has died from his wounds, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Mohamad al-Alami, 12, died in the town of Beit Omar, to the northwest of Hebron, after he was shot in the chest while travelling in a car with his father, the ministry said in a statement.

He is the second young Palestinian to die of wounds sustained by Israeli fire in days.

On Saturday a 17-year-old Palestinian died from wounds he received the day before. Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, who suffered gunshot wounds, died in hospital, the Palestinian health ministry said, a day after violence in the flashpoint Palestinian village of Beita.

Hundreds of Palestinians had gathered on Friday afternoon in Beita, a hot spot in recent months, to protest against the wildcat settlement of Eviatar, located nearby.

The clashes pitted Palestinians against Israeli soldiers and resulted in 320 Palestinians being wounded, according to the Red Crescent.

And late Tuesday, a 41-year-old Palestinian man was shot dead near Beita, the Palestinian health ministry said.

All Jewish settlements in the West Bank are regarded as illegal by most of the international community.

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