On Monday, a seriously wounded Palestinian child whom Israeli soldiers shot last Thursday in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, succumbed to his wounds.

The child, Mohammad Haitham Tamimi, 3 years of age, was shot in the head, and his father was shot in the shoulder last Thursday while standing in the front yard of their home near an Israeli military roadblock at the entrance of Nabi Saleh.

The seriously wounded child was rushed to Tal HaShomer Israeli Medical Center, where he was treated for his wounds but remained in critical condition until he succumbed to his injuries.

On Monday night, the child’s corpse was transferred to Palestine Medical Complex In Ramallah ahead of the funeral ceremony and burial procession that would be held Tuesday.

Updated: Army Critically Injures A Child, Seriously Wounds His Father Near Ramallah
 Published on: Jun 3, 2023, at 09:44

Media sources reported on Thursday night that a Palestinian child was critically injured and his father suffered serious wounds after Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at them near an Israeli military roadblock at the entrance of Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Update: On her Facebook Page, Manal Tamimi said that her husband, Bilal Tamimi, was shot with a gas bomb in the arm, causing a fracture in the wrist, and added that he requires surgery for his wounds.

Manal added that Wisam Tamimi, her brother-in-law’s son, was shot with a sponge-tipped bullet in the head, resulting in a skull fracture.

Her brother’s wife, Noura Tamimi, was shot with a gas bomb in the abdomen, and her cousin Haitham Tamimi and his son Mohammad, were shot with live rounds in the chest and the head.

Israeli soldiers ambushed a Palestinian car at the town entrance and fired many live rounds at a car, critically wounding a child, two years of age, after shooting him in the head and seriously injuring his father in the shoulder.

The child and his father were not in the car but in their home’s front yard near the military roadblock at the entrance of the town.

Naji Tamimi, the head of Nabi Saleh Village Council, said the soldiers also closed the iron gate at the village entrance, invading several neighborhoods and firing live rounds at protesters.

Israeli Ynet News claimed the toddler and his father were shot by Palestinian fighters who “fired at an Israel military position near the settlement of Neve Zuf and allegedly injured two Palestinians.” It added that the army is allegedly investigating the incident.

However, the Israeli daily Haaretz said the child and his father were wounded by Israeli army fire, adding that the infant suffered critical wounds and his father sustained serious injuries.

Haaretz quoted a statement by the Israeli army stating that Palestinian fighters opened fire at the Neve Tzuf colony, north of Ramallah, and that the soldiers stationed at a nearby post returned fire and injured the two Palestinians.

It also said that the child and his father were rushed to the colony for emergency medical attention and that child was lifted to an Israeli hospital in a military helicopter.

The father, who was later moved to a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah, told local media that he and his son were at the entrance of their home and had no idea the Israeli army was invading the area; and stated that he, his child, and his cousin were about to go out when the car was hit.

The shooting led to protests at the entrance of Nabi Saleh before the soldiers shot two young Palestinian men with rubber-coated steel bullets.

One of the wounded, Bilal Tamimi, a local nonviolent activist, was shot while documenting the invasion using his mobile phone.

In related news, the army shot a young man near the military roadblock at the entrance of Shu’fat refugee camp, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, and later moved him to a hospital.

First Published On: Jun 2, 2023, at 05:29