Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill 15 Year Old Palestinian Boy and Injure 4
Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 21 June 2016| 15 Ramadaan 1437
RAMALLAH – Israeli forces shot and killed a 15-year-old Palestinian and injured four other Palestinian teens early Tuesday morning in the village of Beit Ur al-Tahta in the central occupied West Bank, after they reportedly threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli settlers, lightly injuring them.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed the death of Mahmoud Raafat Badran, and added that three of the Palestinian minors sustained serious injuries after being shot by Israeli forces in the head and chest. The injured were taken to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah City.
Initial reports said the fourth teen was taken to an unidentified Israeli hospital,however, Palestinian medical sources later revealed that he was detained by Israeli forces for interrogation.
Local Palestinian sources said five teenage Palestinians were travelling in a car between Beit Ur al-Tahta and the nearby village of Beit Sira west of Ramallah when Israeli forces “showered” the vehicle with live fire, killing one and injuring four.
Local said that Mahmoud’s body is still being held by Israeli forces.
His father is a former prisoner, freed from Israeli custody in 1999 after serving a 15-year sentence, locals said.
Badran is one of some 220 Palestinians to be killed by Israeli forces or settlers since October, many of whom were killed while carrying out individual attacks on Israeli military and settlers. Just fewer than 30 Israelis have been killed during the unrest.
Source – Maan news agency
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