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17-year-old Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli forces

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated Kamel Alawneh was 19 years old. He was actually a 17-year-old child. This article has been amended to include Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) taking up the case.

Jerusalem24 – A 17-year-old Palestinian teenager, Kamel Abdullah Kamel Alawneh, has died of his wounds after he was shot by Israeli forces last night during confrontations in the village of Jaba’ southwest of Jenin in the occupied West Bank.

According to local sources, confrontations erupted yesterday evening after occupation forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance to the town, and established a large military presence to the south of Jenin.

According to information collected by DCIP, Kamel was standing 20 meters (65 feet) away from Israeli forces when live ammunition struck him in the right elbow. He fled and was struck in the abdomen with another live round that exited his right side. Kamel walked injured for about 20 meters and then fell to the ground.

Kamel was taken by private vehicle to Ibn Sina hospital in “serious condition” with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and right arm.

The director of Ibn Sina hospital, Jani Abu Jokha, announced Kamel’s death this afternoon.

Kamel is the 16th Palestinian child shot and killed by Israeli forces in 2022.

“Israeli soldiers know no bounds and kill Palestinian children with impunity,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, accountability program director at DCIP. “Palestinian children will continue to be targeted. They will continue to be unlawfully killed without actual justice and accountability.”

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