July 29, 2021: Shawkat Khaled Awad, 20, was killed by Israeli soldiers who opened fire at the funeral procession of the slain Palestinian child, identified as Mohammad Moayyad Bahjat al-‘Allami, 11, in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in southern occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported that Shawkat was participating in the funeral procession when he was shot and critically injured with live rounds in the head and abdomen and succumbed to his serious wounds.
Awad was very close to the body of the slain child, posing no threat to the soldiers when the army opened fire at the funeral procession.
A video of the funeral procession shows a large group of Palestinian men, some of whom are carrying the child’s body, as the army opens fire, forcing the mourners to run for cover while carrying the slain child’s body.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has reported that at least twelve of the mourners were also shot with live rounds, including Awad, who subsequently died from his critical injuries.
On July 28, 2021, the Israeli army opened fire at the al-‘Allami family vehicle at the entrance to Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, striking Mohammad Moayyad Bahjat al-‘Allami, 11, in the chest, he was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his critical wounds.
Shawkat was from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC