Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem), 17 Shawwal 1435/13 August 2014 (MINA) – Palestinian human rights groups say Israeli occupation regime forces are systematically killing Palestinian children and youths in the occupied West Bank.
The rights groups say there is a growing trend among Israeli occupation regime soldiers to target Palestinian children and youths, according to Press TV report quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).
They have also documented several instances of Palestinian youths shot dead by Israeli occupation regime troops in recent days across the region.
Over 1,940 Palestinians, including 470 children, have lost their lives since the Israeli occupation regime military unleashed fatal assaults on the densely-inhabited strip on July 8.
Figures show more than 22 Palestinian children and youths have been killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank over the past month. Most of them were shot dead during continuous protest rallies against the Israeli occupation regime forces onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Israeli occupation regime soldiers have frequently used live ammunition and plastic bullets to disperse thousands of angry anti-war Palestinian protesters in the occupied region.
Political experts believe Israel’s occupation regime ongoing savagery and relentless attacks on youths is aimed at ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. They say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to empty the entire Palestine of its native inhabitants.
This comes as Israeli occupation regime authorities are also systematically acting to change East al-Quds’ identity.
Meanwhile, a report published by the al-Aqsa Foundation in October 2013, said the Israeli occupation regime is planning to build a synagogue in al-Aqsa Mosque compound as part of its efforts to further Judaize the occupied Palestinian territories.
Over the past decades, Israel occupation regime has tried to change the demographic makeup of al-Quds by constructing illegal settlements, destroying historical sites, and expelling local Palestinian population.
Over half a million Israelis live in over 120 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East al-Quds. The international community considers the settlements as illegal. (T/E01/IR)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)