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Palestinian child killed by Israeli forces near Hebron

the Israeli forces, which are constantly stationed in the area, fired without warning at the car

Mohammad alAlami, 12 years old, was killed when Israeli soldiers opened fire on the car he was riding in.

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli military police announced the opening of an investigation into the circumstances of the death of the 12-year-old child, Muhammad Al-Alami (12 years), by Israeli soldiers’ gunfire at the entrance to the village of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, yesterday, Wednesday.

At the moment of his death, the child Al Alami was riding in the car with his father, after they had bought the groceries for the house, including bread and vegetables, as shown in photos taken by journalist Hashan Abu Shaqra, immediately after they were shot.

The Israeli army claimed that one of its soldiers “fired at the tires of the car after it concluded that the car had participated in suspicious activity earlier.” According to the medical sources, the child was critically wounded in the chest, as a result of being shot by the Israeli forces, but he died about an hour and a half after his injury.

A painful video clip published of the father of the child,  in which he spoke about his lost child, saying, “They kidnapped him from the air of my heart… I am the one who died too, not just Muhammad.”

Bread that was brought by Mohammad and his father for their home. (Photo Credit: Hisham Abu Shaqra)

Citizen journalist in Beit Ummar, Muhammad Awad, reported that the Israeli soldiers fired 6 bullets at the car of the child’s father, near their home in the Umm al-Toub area; East of the town. He added that the child was with his father and wanted to go to one of their relatives, but the Israeli forces, which are constantly stationed in the area, fired without warning at the car, seriously wounding the child Muhammad Al-Alami. It is note worthy, that there were no confrontations in the area at the time.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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