Monday, 5 October 2015

Video: Palestinians protest Israeli killing of 13-year-old schoolboy

A RIOT has reportedly broken out on the main street of Bethlehem city, as Palestinians protest the killing of 13-year-old schoolboy Abdul Rahman Obeidallah by Israeli snipers, in Aida refugee camp.

Hundreds of angry protesters chanting “Allah Akhbar”, a traditional cry against injustice, blocked the road towards Rachel’s tomb after the boy, who was around 5ft 4″ tall, was shot by Israeli snipers whilst still wearing his school uniform.

As the demonstration arrived near the 300 Israeli military checkpoint annexed to the wall north of Bethlehem, IOF immediately fired teargas and sound grenades to repress it. However, intense clashes are still continuing inside the camp.

Photographs from the scene show him being carried away from the violence still wearing his school uniform and backpack.

Another schoolboy was wounded in the shooting, still in surgery at the Beit Jala hospital. He was shot during a second day of violence at Aida refugee camp, in Bethlehem in the West Bank.

Another schoolboy was reportedly shot in the head. Still to be identified, he is currently undergoing emergency surgery at the government run hospital in Beit Jala, around 1km away.

The pair were rushed to the hospital around 1.45 pm but Abdul-Rahman was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. more


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