Thursday morning, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a child who was seriously injured by Israeli army fire two days ago, when the soldiers killed six Palestinians in Jenin, in the northern West Bank.
The Health Ministry identified the child as Walid Sa’ad Daoud Nassar, 14, and said the soldiers shot him with live rounds in the abdomen, causing serious injuries.
Palestinian medics tried to reach the wounded child, but the soldiers did not allow them to reach him and later moved him to Hadassah Israeli medical center in Jerusalem.
The child was shot after the soldiers invaded Jenin and Jenin refugee camp, killed six young men, and injured at least twenty-six, including three who suffered critical injuries.
Also Thursday morning, Israeli forces killed three young men in a targeted assassination as the three men were driving in a car Thursday morning in the town of Jaba, south of Jenin.
Those killed were identified as Sufian Adnan Ismail Fakhouri, 26 years old, Nayef Ahmad Yusef Malaysha, 25 years old, and Ahmad Mohammad Dheeb Fashafsha, 22 years old.
The Health Ministry has confirmed that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers and paramilitary colonizers since the beginning of this year is now 78, including 14 children and one woman.
Thirty-one of the slain Palestinians were killed in Jenin, 18 in Nablus, 7 in Hebron, 6 in Jerusalem, 5 in Jericho and the Jordan Valley, 3 in Qalqilia, 2 in Ramallah, 2 in Bethlehem, 1 in Salfit, 1 in Tubas, and 2 in the Gaza Strip.