Ali Omar Qeino

January 11, 2018: Ali Omar Nimir Qeino, 16, was killed by an Israeli soldier after the army fired live rounds at Palestinians who intercepted an attack carried out by Israeli colonialist settlers into Iraq-Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Media sources in Nablus said many armed Israeli colonialist settlers infiltrated into the village and attacked several Palestinians, before locals intercepted them and forced them out.

Israeli soldiers then invaded the village and fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades and gas bombs at the Palestinians.

Ali was shot with a live round in the head, before he was rushed to Nablus Specialized Hospital, where he died from his serious head injury. Locals said Qeino was shot by an Israeli army sharp-shooter.

On the same day, the soldiers killed a child, identified as Amir Abdul-Hamid Abu Mosa’ed, 16, with a live round in his chest, and injured three others, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

A day before Ali’s death, Israeli soldiers placed concrete blocks at the western entrance of the town, and installed a military roadblock, close to where he was shot dead. Ali was from Iraq-Burin, south of Nablus. Source: IMEMC