Child Targeted with Bullet, North of Jerusalem

January 12, 2016 12:32 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0
12 Jan
12:32 AM

Israeli soldiers, Monday, directly hit a Palestinian child with a live round in the village of Hizma, north of Jerusalem, under the pretext of hurling stones at a bus carrying Israeli settlers.According to witnesses from the village, 12-year-old Qusai Nimr sustained injuries after being targeted with a bullet in his lower body.

He was transferred to Ein Kerem hospital and is currently being detained, WAFA reported.

According to Defense for Children International, “injuries are frequently sustained when children are arrested, transferred and detained in interrogation centers or prisons.”

Since the beginning of unrest and clashes in October 2015, over 25 Palestinians children and minors were killed and hundreds other sustained injuries ranging from suffocation to physical injuries.

For more info, see reports: 11/19/15 ‘Israel Kidnapped 1,000 Children In Less Than Two Months’

11/03/15 Knesset Approves 3-year Minimum Jail Sentence for Throwing Stones

10/01/15 DCIP: Over 1,996 Palestinian Children Killed Since Outbreak of Second Intifada

09/21/15 B’Tselem on the Legal Impact of Using Live Fire Against Stone-throwers

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