Qussai Fuad Hamamra

April 13, 2022: Qussai Fuad Hamamra, 14 was killed by Israeli soldiers in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Many army jeeps invaded the al-Matina area near the main road of Husan, leading to protests, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at the protesters and many surrounding homes.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot a child with a live round in the head and left him bleeding without first aid, especially after the army prevented the Palestinian medics from reaching him.

It added that the soldiers took the corpse of the slain child and refused to allow its transfer to the Palestinian side.

The Palestinians and the medics tried to retrieve the corpse of the slain child, but the soldiers prevented them and started pushing them away.

The child was walking home after performing evening prayers at the local mosque.

After killing Qussai, the soldiers surrounded the mosque and refused to allow the Palestinians to leave.

The army made several allegations, including claiming that the child was throwing stones at the soldiers or that he was throwing a Molotov cocktail.

However, eyewitnesses said Qussai was not participating in any protests but was walking back home from the local mosque.

Medical sources have confirmed at least eleven injuries, including some with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets.

Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, especially after the soldiers fired gas bombs at mosques to force the locals to leave.

Qussai was killed not far from where the Israeli soldiers killed Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, on April 10, 2022.

On Wednesday morning, the soldiers killed a Palestinian lawyer, Mohammad Hasan Assaf, 34, after firing many live rounds at his car in the Industrial Area in Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Qussai was from Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC