A 12-year-old Palestinian boy was killed Tuesday evening during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the town of al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, in the central occupied West Bank, after he was shot in the heart by a rubber-coated steel bullet, medical sources reveal.
The boy who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Palestine Medical Center, was identified by the Palestinian Ministry of Health as 12-year-old Muhye Muhammad Sidqi al-Tabbakhi.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports on the incident.
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Clashes erupted after Israeli forces raided the town of al-Ram, as Palestinian youths threw rocks and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers who responded by shooting live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, and tear gas bombs at community members.
Israeli forces have come under repeated criticism for excessive use of force, as well as lethal methods of crowd control that often result in death or injuring of protesters.