A Palestinian teenager was shot and killed today by Israeli forces near the illegal Jewish settlement of Ariel, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
Atallah Rayyan, 17, from Qarawat Bani Hassan, was left bleeding on the ground after he got shot by several bullets.
In a statement, the Israeli army said that the soldiers “spotted an assailant who attempted to stab two soldiers”. However, Israeli forces suffered no casualties.
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“In 2019, Israeli security forces killed 133 Palestinians, including 28 minors. Of the casualties, 104 were killed in the Gaza Strip, 26 in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and three within Israel,” Human Rights group B’tselem reported.
“Most of these deaths were a direct outcome of Israel’s reckless open-fire policy, authorized by the government and military and backed by the legal system,” the group added.
(Palestine Chronicle, WAFA, Social Media)