Palestinian medical sources reported Sunday that a 20-month-old child was killed when a gas bomb fired by the Israeli army hit him in the head, and burnt his bed, in Qlandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem.Medical sources reported that the child suffered seriously burns and injuries and died of his wounded at a local hospital later on.
Head of Ramallah Governmental Hospital, Dr. Ahmad Al-Beetawi, reported that the child was directly hit by the bomb, and that his entire body was severely burnt, and died of his wounds despite all attempts to save his life.
The child is the first Palestinian to be killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank since Israel started its assault on Gaza last Wednesday. Dozens were injured in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Following the child’s death, dozens of youths clashed with the army, and hurled stones and empty bottles at them.
It is worth mentioning that 24 Palestinians, including 11 children, were killed by Israeli shells and missiles in the Gaza Strip Sunday.
The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza since Wednesday arrived to 78 including 21 children, 8 women, and 9 elderly; at least 680, including dozens of children, have been injured.
Medical sources reported that the number of wounded Palestinians exceeded 674, including 224 children and 115 women.