Ayman Ahmad Hamed

January 25, 2019: Ayman Ahmad Hamed, 17, was killed by an Israeli sniper stationed in a fortified military tower, who shot the child with a live round in his chest.

The Israeli soldier killed Ayman east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and wounded another Palestinian, in addition to moderately injuring a young man in ar-Reesan Mountain area, west of Ramallah.

The soldier was stationed in a fortified military tower which was installed by the army near Ein Yabrud nearby village.

After shooting the Palestinian, several soldiers surrounded him, and only later allowed Red Crescent medics to approach him. His corpse was then moved to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.

The soldiers also shot another young man with a live round in his arm, before he was rushed to a hospital.

In related news, the soldiers attacked dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters in ar-Reesan Mountain, which belongs to the villages of Ras Karkar, Kafr Ni’ma and Kharbatha Bani Harith, west of Ramallah.

Medical sources said that during the protest, the soldiers shot a young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, causing a fracture in his skull and brain hemorrhage. His condition was described as moderate; Several Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The Palestinians have been holding ongoing weekly protests in ar-Reesan Mountain since Israel decided to illegally annex it for the construction and expansion of its colonies.

Ayman was from Silwad, in the central part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC