Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian child in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired live fire towards the child near her home, in the area where Israel wants to illegally confiscate Palestinian homes in buildings, for its colonialist activities.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) She has been identified as Sabreen al-Kiswani, 12, and described her wounds as serious-but-stable.

The PRCS added that the soldiers also injured 41 Palestinians, some with live fire in Sheikh Jarrah and Bab al-Amoud. Seventeen of the injured Palestinians were rushed to hospitals for further treatment.

The soldiers also stormed and ransacked many homes, and interrogated dozens of Palestinians, in addition to assaulting many others.

It is worth mentioning that dozens of illegal colonialist settlers invaded Sheikh Jarrah and attacked several Palestinians, while the soldiers continued to attack the Palestinians without trying to remove the invading colonists.

In addition, the Israeli soldiers shot one Palestinian in Salfit, in central West Bank, and seven in Tubas in northeastern West Bank, during ongoing protests.

Furthermore, the soldiers shot thirteen Palestinians with live fire during protests that took place in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

In related news, the soldiers killed one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Ishaq Hmeid, 25, and injured at least 64, during protests in Ramallah, in central West Bank, and opened fire at reporters and medics. The Israeli army also reported that two soldiers were injured.

After the death of the Palestinian, several armed resistance fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers near the northern entrance of al-Biereh. An Israeli military spokesperson said two soldiers were injured.

In addition, the soldiers shot one Palestinian with live fire in the leg in Beit Sira village, west of Ramallah.

Earlier Tuesday, the soldiers killed Islam Ghayyad Mohammad Zahda, a 32-year-old Palestinian former political prisoner, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern West Bank.

First Published on: May 18, 2021, at 21:11