Saturday, 24 October 2015

Jenin: 16-year old boy gunned down for “running towards” guard

A 16-YEAR old Palestinian boy has been gunned down and killed by an Israeli security guard for allegedly “running towards” him.

The boy was killed at the Jalamah checkpoint to the north of Jenin today (Saturday). Nobody else was hurt. He has still to be named.

Palestinian rescue services said medics were prevented from reaching the boy. They estimated he had been shot at least five times.

The Israeli Defence Ministry, which controls the crossing, claimed the boy had run towards a guard waving a knife.

The checkpoint, a main point of transit, is currently closed to traffic.

The shooting is the latest in a wave of deadly shootings of Palestinians by Israeli forces, who have been condemned by human rights organisations and internationally for excessive and unnecessary use of force. more

Palestinian succumbs to wounds sustained days earlier in Gaza demo

The number killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip continues to rise as a Palestinian succumbed Saturday to wounds sustained during a demonstration days before, Gaza’s ministry of health said.

Spokesperson of the ministry of health, Ashraf al-Qidra, told Ma’an that Khalil Hassan Abu Obeid, 25, died after being injured by Israeli forces in eastern Khan Younis.

Obeid is the 17th Palestinian to be killed in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the month. Fifteen have been shot with live ammunition during clashes, and a two-year-old and her pregnant mother were killed in an Israeli airstrike on their home.

Yesterday, Yahya Karira, 20, died after being shot in the head by Israeli forces during clashes last week in the Nahal Oz area. more