Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Ramallah, 28 Dzulhijjah 1436/12 October 2015 (MINA) – A 13-year-old Palestinian child was killed at the hands of Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at the northern entrance of el-Bireh on Sunday evening.

Palestinian health ministry sources said that Ahmed Sharaka, 13, was hit with a rubber-coated bullet in his head and arrived in Ramallah’s Palestine Medical Center in critical condition.

They said that the boy died of brain hemorrhage shortly after arrival in the hospital, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Sharaka, from Jalazoun refugee camp to the north of Ramallah, was participating in the confrontations against the IOF soldiers in northern el-Bireh when he was hit by an IOF sniper in the head.

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A ministry statement said that 81 Palestinians were injured in today’s confrontations with the IOF in Ramallah, Nablus and Tulkarem including 53 at Hawara roadblock near Nablus, 20 in Tulkarem and 8 in Ramallah.

The number of Palestinian victims of the IOF fatal shooting thus rose to 24 since the beginning of October, 13 in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank and 11 in Gaza Strip while 1300 others were wounded.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)