A 16-year-old Palestinian girl who was shot and critically injured on Thursday by Israeli forces, succumbed to her wounds Friday morning, according to the hospital where the girl was being treated.
The teen, identified as Nuf Uqab Abd al-Jabbar Infiaat from the Jenin-area village of Yaabad, was shot after she stabbed and lightly injured an Israeli soldier near the entrance of the illegal Mevo Dotan settlement in the Jenin district of the northern occupied West Bank.
The Hillel Yaffe medical center in the Israeli city of Hadera released a statement Friday saying the girl had succumbed to her wounds.
16yr-old Palestinian girl dies of her wounds after being shot by an Israeli soldier & left to bleed #NoKnife https://t.co/rAEYl5LLsc
— Sarah Wilkinson (@swilkinsonbc) June 2, 2017
Following the stabbing on Thursday, Israeli emergency medical service Magen David Adom said in a statement on social media that the soldier was in “light condition,” while the Palestinian had been “neutralized” – the term used in Israel to refer indifferently to when a Palestinian has been injured or killed.
Security camera footage shared by Israeli media allegedly showed the young Palestinian passing the gate of Mevo Dotan, out of the camera’s sight, shortly before fleeing, pursued by Israeli security forces.
Video footage released by AJ+ showed Israeli settlers insulting the young Palestinian as she lay wounded on the ground, calling her a “bitch” and telling her she deserved to die.
Israeli settlers stood around the 16-year-old girl as she lay injured, shouting "B*tch" and "Die, die. Suffer." https://t.co/axXNMikIZx
— The New Arab (@The_NewArab) June 2, 2017
Infiaat was the 27th Palestinian to have been killed by Israelis since the beginning of 2017.
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I am from Vancouver,Canada and I wanted to say that Nouf Abdul Jabar Enfei’at was in the right to try and kill the Israeli soldier.The Israeli soldiers are the enemy of all Palestinians.They kill many Palestinians themselves and they deserve death for what they do to Palestinian People.This Palestinian Girl got the support of the majority of people in the world.This girl was fighting against Israeli Occupation and she deserves to be supported.