In the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a 2-year-old Palestinian toddler has died after Israeli soldiers shot him in the head last week while he and his father sat in a car outside their home in Nabi Saleh. Israeli forces stormed the residential neighborhood and started firing indiscriminately, hitting Mohammad Tamimi and his father, who was also seriously wounded. Tamimi succumbed to his wounds Monday, four days after being put on life support. Relatives are demanding justice. This is Tamimi’s uncle.
Hassam Tamimi: “When he was born, he stayed 30 days in the incubator, but after he grew up a bit and started walking and started to be active, he stole our hearts. Mohammad is a social child with a strong loving personality. He would approach anybody. He captured our hearts. And sadly, this broke our hearts.”
At least 27 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli soldiers this year, according to Defense for Children International Palestine. The group said in a statement, “Unlawful killings of Palestinian children have become the norm as Israeli forces become increasingly empowered to use intentional lethal force in situations that are not justified. This is a war crime with no consequence.”