January 16, 2023: Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the child succumbed to a serious gunshot wound to the head.
The child was shot at dawn when many army vehicles invaded the refugee camp, violently searched homes, and abducted a young man.
He was rushed to Beit Jala hospital before he was moved to Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation due to the seriousness of his wounds before he succumbed to his injuries.
The invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
Media sources said the soldiers searched several homes and abducted Mahmoud Salah Hammash, 24.
Hours after the child’s death, hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of Beit Jala governmental hospital and marched to the child’s home in the Deheishe refugee camp.
Video By WAFA News
The Palestinians held the funeral ceremony and procession and headed to the Shuhada graveyard in the Artas nearby village while chanting for liberation and independence and calling for International Protection for the Palestinian people.
The child’s death brings the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army in the first sixteen days of this year to fourteen, including four children.
- January 16, 2023: Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14.
- January 15, 2023: Ahmad Hasan Kahala, 45.
- January 14, 2023: Yazan Samer Ja’bari, 19.
- January 14, 2023: Amjad Adnan Khaliliyya, 23.
- January 14, 2023: Ezzeddin Bassem Hamamra, 24.
- January 12, 2023: Habib Mohammad Kamil, 25.
- January 12, 2023: Abdul-Hadi Fakhri Nazzal, 18.
- January 12, 2023: Samir Awni Aslan, 41.
- January 11, 2023: Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21.
- January 11, 2023: Sanad Mohammad Samamra, 19.
- January 05, 2023: Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16.
- January 03, 2023: Adam Essam Ayyad, 15.
- January 02, 2023: Fuad Mohammad ‘Aabed, 17.
- January 02, 2023: Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22.
Amro was from Deheishe camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC