Montaser Mohammad Shawwa

February 20, 2023: Montaser Mohamamd Thieb Shawwa, 16, died from serious wounds he suffered on February 8  after the army invaded Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed Montaser’s death and said an Israeli soldier shot him in the head, causing very critical wounds.

The Health Ministry added that the Israeli bullet struck Montaser behind his ear and exited through his mouth.

The Ministry also said that the child arrived at Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus without a pulse or heartbeat, was resuscitated before surgery, and remained in intensive care hooked to respiratory machines.

The Health Ministry said the child’s killing brings the death toll to fifty since the beginning of this year to 45 Palestinians, including twelve children and one woman, in addition to a detainee who died from medical neglect, while paramilitary colonizers killed four Palestinians.

Montaser was from Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC