The Palestinian Ministry of Health through a written statement has announced that a Palestinian child was shot dead by Israeli forces during a demonstration against settlements in the occupied West Bank.
The ministry statement said the child victim was seriously injured by a live bullet fired by Israeli soldiers as Palestinians were protesting against illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.
It is also stated that the 13-year-old child was urgently sent to the Rafidia Government Hospital in Nablus, adding that despite all medical interventions, the child was “martyred”.
According to local sources, Palestinians held demonstrations this afternoon to protest the expansion of Jewish settlements around Nablus.
The head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Nablus, Ahmad Jibril, told AA that Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Deer al-Hatab in Nablus.
According to Israeli and Palestinian estimates, there are about 650,000 settlers in West Bank settlements, including occupied Jerusalem.AA
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