Mohammad Amin Aqel

December 15, 2017: Mohammad Amin Aqel, 19, was shot with live Israeli army fire after he approached Israeli soldiers near the northern entrance of al-Biereh, in central West Bank, and attempted to stab a soldier, mildly wounding him.

The soldiers shot Mohammad, inflicting serious wounds, before he was rushed by Palestinian Red Crescent medics to a hospital in Ramallah.

A video from the scene shows the soldiers shooting the Palestinian from a short distance with one live round, as he was trying to approach them, and then fired at least two more rounds at him after he was already injured and subdued.

On the day of this killing, thousands of Palestinian marched in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, especially in Palestinian lands close to the border fence, before Israeli soldiers started firing dozens of live rounds at them, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Three other Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces this day. Palestinian hospitals provided treatment to at least 367 persons in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 103 Palestinians were shot in the West Bank; two of them suffered life-threatening wounds and remain in critical conditions.

264 Palestinians were injured in the Gaza Strip; five of them suffered life-threatening wounds, 1000, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

Mohammad was from Beit Ola, in Hebron in southern West Bank. Source: IMEMC