Mohammad Haitham Tamimi

June 05, 2023: Mohammad Haitham Tamimi, 3, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah.

The invading soldiers critically wounded the child’s father in the same incident.

The invasion took place on the previous Thursday, and the child succumbed to his wounds at the hospital four days later, on Monday.

The child, Mohammad Haitham Tamimi, 3 years of age, was shot in the head, and his father was shot in the shoulder while they were standing in the front yard of their home near an Israeli military roadblock at the entrance of Nabi Saleh.

The attack took place when Israeli soldiers ambushed a Palestinian car at the town entrance and fired many live rounds at a car, which sprayed randomly around the area, including at the home of Mohammad and his father.

The three-year-old child was shot in the head, and the father was shot in the shoulder, causing serious injuries.

The child and his father were not in the car but in their home’s front yard near the military roadblock at the entrance of the town.

The seriously wounded child was rushed to Tal HaShomer Israeli Medical Center, where he was treated for his wounds but remained in critical condition until he succumbed to his injuries.

On Monday night, the child’s corpse was transferred to Palestine Medical Complex In Ramallah ahead of the funeral ceremony and burial procession the following day.

The Israeli forces also wounded other members of the Tamimi family.

On her Facebook Page, Manal Tamimi said that her husband, Bilal Tamimi, was shot with a gas bomb in the arm, causing a fracture in the wrist, and added that he requires surgery for his wounds.

Manal added that Wisam Tamimi, her brother-in-law’s son, was shot with a sponge-tipped bullet in the head, resulting in a skull fracture.

Her brother’s wife, Noura Tamimi, was shot with a gas bomb in the abdomen, and her cousin Haitham Tamimi and his son Mohammad, were shot with live rounds in the chest and the head.

Naji Tamimi, the head of Nabi Saleh Village Council, said the soldiers also closed the iron gate at the village entrance, invading several neighborhoods and firing live rounds at protesters.

Mohammad was from Nabi Saleh, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC