Two Palestinian youngsters shot dead by Israeli soldiers

Two Palestinian youngsters from West Bank and Gaza Strip killed during clashes by Israeli soldiers following killing of Palestinian baby by Jewish settlers

Courtesy of: Garesa News
Courtesy of: Garesa News

Body of 17-year-old Mohamed Hamed al Masry in hospital

Updated Aug 1, 2015

Seventeen-year-old Palestinian youth, Mohamed Hamed al Masry was killed on Friday evening after being shot by Israeli forces in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip during the protests against the killing of a Palestinian baby on Thursday.

According to medical sources, another Palestinian citizen, Laith al Khalidi (17) has been killed after he was wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the village of Attara in the occupied West Bank on Friday.

The 17-year-old Khalidi was from Ramallah’s Jalazoun refugee camp.

Several clashes erupted between Palestinians, Jewish settlers and Israeli army following the funeral of an 18-month-old Palestinian baby Ali Saad Dawabsha.

Illegal Jewish settlers were reported to have started a fire late on Thursday night after throwing firebombs into a Palestinian-owned house in the West Bank, killing an 18-month-old Palestinian Ali Saad Dawabsha and seriously wounding three of his family members.

Sixteen-year-old Palestinian teeganer Muhammed Abu Khdeir was kidnapped in a street in East Jerusalem by Israeli settlers who laid in waiting and forced him into a car. The settlers brutally burned him to death in a forest last year on July 2, 18 days after three Israeli settlers were found dead after being lost on June 12, 2014 in the occupied West Bank.

The killings triggered a 51-day Israeli military campaign dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” in July and August 2014 in Gaza Strip which killed more than 2,200 people, mostly women and children, and injured another 11,000. On the Israeli side, 67 soldiers and six civilians were killed.

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