January 22, 2020: Mohammad Hani Abu Mandeel, 18, was killed along with two other teen boys by Israeli soldiers near the perimeter fence, in central Gaza, after the army alleged they breached the fence and hurled grenades.
The Israeli army claimed that the three managed to breach the fence and advanced approximately 400 meters, before they hurled a grenade, or an explosive, at a military post.
According to the Israeli army, the soldiers fired many live rounds, and shells, at the three Palestinians, leading to their death.
Palestinians in Gaza said the soldiers executed the three Palestinians, even though the soldiers clearly were not in any danger from the boys – especially since they ordered them to remove their clothes before killing them, the Maan News Agency has reported.
The three slain Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad Hani Abu Mandeel, 18, Salem Zuweid an-Na’ami, 18, and Mahmoud Khaled Sa’id, 18.
The corpses of the three Palestinians remain held by the army. Mohammad was from al-Maghazi in Central Gaza. Source: IMEMC