Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Tuesday that the family of Duaa’ Abdul-Qader, 14, who was killed by Israeli military fire last December in Tulkarem in the northern part of the West Bank, filed an appeal to the Israeli Jerusalem District Court demanding compensation.
The army claimed that soldiers fired at the child after she 'came too close' to the Annexation Wall. The family said in its appeal that it should be compensated for the pain and suffering inflicted on them after the soldiers shot and killed their child, and demanded Israel provide them with the needed psychological services.
The appeal did not set a certain amount as compensation. Rami Othman, the lawyer representing the family, said that they are suffering psychologically and economically especially since the father is imprisoned by Israel.
The Israeli Prison Authorities barred the detained father from attending the funeral of his child. An initial investigation carried out by the army after the fatal shooting revealed that one soldier of the Nahshoun division fired at the child because he “suspected that she was a Palestinian activist”. The child was with one of her friends when soldiers fired at them.