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Israeli Forces Shoot Dead 12-Year-Old Palestinian Boy in West Bank

HeadlineJul 29, 2021

In news from the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces have shot dead a 12-year-old Palestinian boy named Mohammed al-Alami while he sat in the back seat of his father’s car at an Israeli checkpoint north of Hebron. Mohammed is the 11th Palestinian child shot and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank this year. That’s according to the Defense for Children International, which publicized Mohammed’s killing on Wednesday. Earlier today, Israeli forces raided the group’s main office, seizing files about Palestinian children in Israeli detention. Meanwhile, an Israeli soldier shot dead a Palestinian plumber on his way home from work in the West Bank town of Beita on Tuesday. Shadi Omar Lotfi Salim is at least the seventh Palestinian killed recently near Beita, which has been the scene of numerous protests against a proposed Israeli settlement.

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