Palestinian child shot dead by Israeli forces in Bethlehem


  • Palestinian child shot dead by Israeli forces in Bethlehem
    May 27, 2022 - Quds News Network

    Bethlehem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces shot and killed a 15-year-old Palestinian child on Friday evening in the Al-Khader village, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that Zaid Mohammad Ghuneim (15) was critically injured after being shot by Israeli live bullets in the back and neck.

    The child was rushed to a hospital to get urgent medical treatment. However, he died of his wounds moments after.

    Local sources and eyewitnesses reported that the 15-year-old child was killed by the Israeli forces in cold blood as he was surprised by their presence in the village and tried to hide in a parking garage before he was targeted by the Israeli live bullets.

    Ghuneim is the 13th Palestinian child killed by Israeli forces since the start of 2022, according to Defense for Children- Palestine (DCIP).


    • Updated: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child near Bethlehem
      May 28, 2022

      Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian child on Friday while invading the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem.

      The child, Zaid Mohammad Ghneim, 15 years old, was shot by Israeli forces with three bullets in his chest and back and was taken to Al-Yamamah Hospital, south of Bethlehem, where he died of his wounds.

      Local sources said that when the Israeli troops invaded the “Umm Rokba” area in the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, they were met by local youth who began throwing stones at the soldiers to try to get them to leave their village.

      Israeli troops responded with lethal force, shooting live ammunition at the children and teens, killing one, and wounding several others.

      The killing of the 15-year-old child comes in the midst of an escalation of violence by Israeli forces, who have been invading Palestinian areas on a daily basis and firing live ammunition at unarmed Palestinians during their invasions.

      Zaid was a ninth-grade student at Saeed Al-Aas Boys School in Bethlehem. He was the second student from that school to have been killed by Israeli forces in the past two months.

      His father said that he was sitting with his son just hours before he was killed by the soldiers and added that Zaid was heading to his grandfather’s home when the soldiers shot him.