January 30, 2018: Laith Haitham Abu Na’im, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Medical sources at Ramallah Governmental Hospital said the child was shot with a live round in the head from a close range, causing a serious injury, before he was rushed to a local hospital where he died from his wounds a few hours later.
The child was shot after dozens of soldiers invaded the village, and attacked Palestinian protesters with gas bombs, rubber-coated bullets, concussion grenades and live rounds.
The Israeli army claimed that approximately 30 Palestinians hurled stones and burnt tires when the soldiers “entered” the town, and alleged that the soldiers “did not use live ammunition in dispersing the protesters.”
The army added that it was “launching an investigation into the circumstances which lead to the child’s death,” and alleged that “some protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at the soldiers.”
He is the fourth Palestinian child to be killed by Israeli soldiers this month, January 2018. Laith was from al- Mughayyir village. Source: IMEMC