The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a child, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire at dawn in the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, has died from his wounds.
The Health Ministry said the child, Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14, has succumbed to a serious gunshot wound to the head.
The child was shot at dawn when many army vehicles invaded the refugee camp, violently searched homes, and abducted a young man.
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in front of Beit Jala governmental hospital and marched to the child’s home in the Deheishe refugee camp.
The Palestinians held the funeral ceremony and procession and headed to the Shuhada graveyard in the Artas nearby village while chanting for liberation and independence and calling for International Protection for the Palestinian people.
The child’s death brings the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army in the first sixteen days of this year to fourteen, including four children.
- January 16, 2023: Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14.
- January 15, 2023: Ahmad Hasan Kahala, 45.
- January 14, 2023: Yazan Samer Ja’bari, 19.
- January 14, 2023: Amjad Adnan Khaliliyya, 23.
- January 14, 2023: Ezzeddin Bassem Hamamra, 24.
- January 12, 2023: Habib Mohammad Kamil, 25.
- January 12, 2023: Abdul-Hadi Fakhri Nazzal, 18.
- January 12, 2023: Samir Awni Aslan, 41.
- January 11, 2023: Ahmad Amer Abu Jneid, 21.
- January 11, 2023: Sanad Mohammad Samamra, 19.
- January 05, 2023: Amer Abu Zeitoun, 16.
- January 03, 2023: Adam Essam Ayyad, 15.
- January 02, 2023: Fuad Mohammad ‘Aabed, 17.
- January 02, 2023: Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22.
Updated: Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Child In Bethlehem
Jan 16, 2023 at 10:12
On Monday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank and abducted a young man from his home, leading to protests before shooting and seriously wounding a child.
Media sources said the soldiers searched several homes and abducted Mahmoud Salah Hammash, 24.
They added that many Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
Medical sources said the soldiers shot a child, Amro Khaled Al-Khmour, 14, with a live round in the head, inflicting life-threatening wounds.
The child was rushed to Beit Jala hospital before he was moved to Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation due to the seriousness of his wounds.
The soldiers also invaded Husan village, west of Bethlehem, searched homes, and abducted Osama Mohammad Hamamra, 17, and Mohammad Tareq Hamamra, 18.