RAMALLAH, Thursday, June 8, 2023 (WAFA) – US Special Representative for Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr Wednesday evening paid a visit of condolence to the family of a slain Palestinian toddler in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
Amr visited Nabi Saleh to express his “profound condolences” to the Tamimi family for the “heartbreaking” loss of their three-year-old son Mohammad Haytham Tamimi, who succumbed to the wounds he had sustained from Israeli army gunfire in the village last week.
“No parent should have to bury their child this way. To create a brighter future, more must be done to minimize civilian casualties,” The US Office of Palestinian Affairs tweeted.
The toddler was with his father and mother in their car when a bullet fired by soldiers hit the boy’s head before also injuring the father in his shoulder.
The boy was rushed to a hospital in Israel, where he remained on life support until he was pronounced dead, while the father was taken to a hospital in Ramallah.
Tamimi’s body will be transferred later on today to Ramallah, and he will be buried tomorrow in his village.
A total of 28 children have been killed by Israeli army gunfire since the beginning of the year, including seven in the Gaza Strip.