A Palestinian child died, on Monday, 6 days after he was shot by an illegal Israeli settler, near the “Ofra” settlement, northeast of Ramallah in the central part of the occupied West Bank, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

According to Dr. Ahmed Al-Bitawi, the director of the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, Ramzi Fathi Hamed, 17, died, Monday morning, of a severe pulmonary embolism (blood clot in his lungs), after being shot with live rounds in the chest and abdomen 6 days ago.

On August 1, 2023, Ramzi Fathi Hamed, 17, was driving in the vicinity of the illegal “Ofra” colony, near the town of Silwad, northeast of Ramallah.

One source reported that the man who shot him was the guard of the “Ofra” settlement.

News outlets did not cover the event, however the Ministry of Health and the mayor of Silwad confirmed that the child was shot with live rounds by an Israeli settler.

For his part, Raed Hamed, the mayor of Silwad, confirmed that the child was shot by an illegal Israeli settler on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, while he was inside a vehicle near the “Ofra” colony.

It is important to mention that on Friday, August 4, 2023, an illegal Israeli colonizer shot and killed a Palestinian young man Qusai Jamal Maatan, 19, in Burqa town, east of Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank.