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UN urges Israel to investigate killing of Palestinian child in West Bank

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Published: 3 August 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

12-year-old was allegedly shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers while sitting in a car outside Beit Ummar; UN Secretary-General is aware of the incident and pressing for a probe

UN urges Israel to investigate killing of Palestine child in West Bank (Middle East Monitor)
Associate spokesperson for the UN secretary-general, Eri Kaneko, told reporters that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is aware of Mohammad Al-Alami's murder, adding that the UN has pressed for: "The Israeli authorities to investigate his killing."

Earlier on Wednesday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that Al-Alami was shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers while sitting in a car at the entrance to the town.

Palestinian preteen killed by IDF fire after family buries infant in bag (Jerusalem Post)
The al-Alami family car reportedly approached the soldiers in a "suspicious manner," and the soldiers began shooting towards the vehicle, fearing an attempted ramming attack.

Israel investigating shooting of Palestinian boy in West Bank (BBC)

Settler shoots at Palestinians with Israeli soldier's weapon, footage shows (Haaretz)
While Palestinians say the soldier gave the settler his rifle, the military claims he 'took the weapon from the soldier and shot in the air,' in the latest in a series of similar incidents in the West Bank in recent months

Photo: Relatives mourn during the funeral ceremony for Mohammad al-Alaami, who was shot by Israeli soldiers near Beit Ummar in Hebron, on July 29 (Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency)

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