On Saturday, an Israeli man and his son were injured in a shooting incident in a colony in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. Israeli police say a Palestinian child is behind the shooting – the army shot and wounded the boy, then abducted both his parents and his brother.
Israeli media agencies said the Palestinian child, age 13, “fired at Israel settlers outside a synagogue” in an illegal colony in Silwan town. But the boy’s parents vehemently deny the accusation, saying that their child was not responsible for any shooting – that he was shot in cold blood by Israeli paramilitary forces and was left to bleed on the ground before being taken eventually to the hospital.
Israeli sources reported that an Israeli father, 59, and his son, 23, suffered moderate wounds and are fully conscious at a hospital in Jerusalem.
After the shooting, Israeli soldiers and police officers rushed to Silwan, looking for the shooter, and two paramilitary colonizers shot and seriously injured the child.
Israeli media quoted medical sources at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, stating that the wounded father received treatment at the Trauma Center and will be undergoing further evaluation after imaging tests.
In a statement, the Israeli police claimed Mohammad Oleyyat, 13, is behind the shooting.
The Israeli army invaded and ransacked the Oleywat family home, causing serious damage, before abducting his father, mother, and brother.
The invasion led to protests before the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at assaulted reporters while trying to force them to leave.
The Oleyyat family denied the Israeli reports, said their child was walking in the area when the shooting occurred and added that the army left him bleeding on the ground for some time.