[Friday, February 07, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian child was moderately injured, when an explosive dropped by Israeli soldiers exploded near him, in Khirbit Sha’b al-Batm, in Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, stated that Abdullah Ishaq al-Jabarin, 13, suffered various injuries, and was moved by Red Crescent Medics to the Hebron Governmental Hospital.
The incident is one of scores of similar incidents that led to dozens of casualties among the Palestinians, especially since the army uses inhabited Palestinian territories for training, using live ammunition and explosives.
On January 22, 2014, a Palestinian child was seriously wounded when a bomb, dropped by Israeli soldiers during training, exploded in his hands in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank.
Medics said, “Not knowing what is was, the child, 12 years of age, found the bomb and carried it home before it detonated in his hands.”
In February of last year, a Palestinian child was killed, and three children were injured, in two separate incidents, when un-exploded Israeli military bombs detonated near them, in northern Gaza.
In November of 2012, a five-year old Palestinian child suffered head injuries and died of his wounds, in a similar incident that took place in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Earlier the same month, three children, between the ages of three and five, were seriously injured when an explosive device, left by the Israeli army, detonated near them in the town of Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza.
Dozens of Palestinians, including children, workers and shepherds, have been wounded, and many were killed, due to undetonated explosives dropped by Israeli soldiers during repeated wars on Gaza, as well as explosives dropped by the army during training near Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, especially in the Jordan Valley and Northern Plains.