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U.N. Rights Chief Blasts Israel’s “Unconscionable” Killing of 19 Children in 10 Days

HeadlineAug 15, 2022

Israeli forces have shot dead a 21-year-old Palestinian man during a raid on his home earlier today in occupied East Jerusalem. According to Palestinian officials, Mohammad Ibrahim Shham was shot in the head at point-blank range. In related news, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has expressed alarm over the number of Palestinian children killed recently by Israel. Over the past 10 days, Israeli forces have killed 19 Palestinian children — 17 in Gaza and two in the occupied West Bank. In a statement, Bachelet said, “Inflicting hurt on any child during the course of conflict is deeply disturbing, and the killing and maiming of so many children this year is unconscionable.”

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