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Israeli Troops Fatally Shoot 16-Year-Old Palestinian Girl on Roof of Her Own Home

HeadlineDec 13, 2022

In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces shot and killed a 16-year-old girl Monday during a raid on the city of Jenin. Witnesses say Jana Majdi Zakarneh was standing on the roof of her home when she was struck by several bullets. This is her cousin, Yasser Zakarneh.

Yasser Zakarneh: “Thirteen shots were fired by the occupation forces at Jana. Four hit her body — two in the head and two in the chest. … She was killed by the occupation forces. Their bullets are here. And the occupation army was around 500 meters away from her, in the building in front of her. All the bullets shot were fired from the same building.”

Israel’s military acknowledged that its troops killed a teenage girl, claiming soldiers hit her unintentionally after allegedly firing at Palestinian gunmen in the area. According to the United Nations, this year has already seen the highest number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank since 2006.

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