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Palestinian teen dies after being shot in the head by Israeli forces


By The Palestine Monitor - January 03, 2018
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Palestinian teenager Musaab Firas Tamimi was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday in the village of Deir Nitham, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Tamimi, 17, was reportedly shot at close range during clashes that broke out after Israeli forces raided the area. He was shot on the back of his head and arrived at the Istishari Hospital in Ramallah in critical condition, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. He was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Three other Palestinians were reported injured with rubber-coated steel bullets during the clashes.

The teenager is a distant relative of Ahed Tamimi, the 16-year-old Palestinian activist who is currently facing charges in an Israeli military court after she was filmed slapping a soldier last month.

The Israeli army told Israeli media Musaab Firas Tamimi was carrying a gun, but that this was "not immediately confirmed," according to the Times of Israel.

Tamimi is the 14th Palestinian to have been killed since protests began last month against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

 

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