Israel kills child, detains 11 Palestinians in West Bank

Israel has detained hundreds of Palestinians, mostly Hamas members, since the mid-June abduction and subsequent killing of three Jewish teens in the occupied West Bank

Israel kills child, detains 11 Palestinians in West Bank

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Israeli army detained in the early hours of Sunday 11 Palestinians from several cities in the West Bank.

In a statement, the army said its troops arrested 11 "wanted" Palestinians in coordination with the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency.

The detainees, most of whom are Hamas members, were referred to interrogation, it added.

Israel has detained hundreds of Palestinians, mostly Hamas members, since the mid-June abduction and subsequent killing of three Jewish teens in the occupied West Bank.

Israel has accused the Gaza-based Hamas group of abducting the trio, a claim vehemently denied by the Palestinian faction.

Palestinian child killed by Israeli gunfire

Meanwhile, a nine-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes in the south of the occupied West Bank, eyewitnesses and medical sources said Sunday.

Youssef al-Anati said his 11-year-old nephew, Khalil, was shot dead even though he was not taking part in the disturbances near the city of Hebron. The boy was taken to a local hospital, which said he had been hit in the back with a live bullet.

"Khalil was standing outside and at a distance some kids were throwing stones at the Israeli army," al-Anati told Reuters. "Suddenly Khalil collapsed to the ground and we rushed to him; he was all covered in blood."

Khalil al-Anati arrived in Hebron national hospital in a serious condition after being shot in the pelvis before succumbing to his wounds shortly later, a medical source at the hospital said.

According to eyewitnesses, al-Anati was shot during clashes that erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops at the entrance of Fawwar refugee camp, near Hebron.

The protest, the witnesses said, aimed to denounce the Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip, which left 1918 Palestinians, mostly civilians, dead and around 10000 others wounded since July 7.

Israel claims that the offensive aims to undermine rocket-fire capabilities by Gaza-based Palestinian factions.

According to Israeli figures, at least 64 soldiers have been killed in battles with Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip and three civilians by rocket fire.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ağustos 2014, 13:00

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