Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Boy in West Bank
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Israeli troops killed another Palestinian after he allegedly tried to attack Israeli soldiers with a knife in the West Bank.
The Israeli regime’s army troops shot dead the Palestinian boy on Thursday near Nablus in an area where Israeli settlers and Palestinians cross a military checkpoint, AFP reported on Friday.
Palestinian security sources said Israeli authorities took the body of the man, as has occurred before.
Members of his family identified him as 15-year-old Abdullah Nassara. He had been to school that morning for an exam, which he attended, but never returned.
Tensions in the occupied territories have dramatically escalated since the Israeli regime’s imposition of restrictions in August on the entry of Palestinian worshipers to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds.
Palestinians are angry at increasing violence by Israeli settlers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and their attacks on Palestinian properties, saying that the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the compound.
More than 120 Palestinians have been killed in the recent escalation of violence since the start of October. Nearly 20 Israelis have also been killed in the clashes.
According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), 85 percent of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli troops since the beginning of violence were “extra-judicially executed.”
PPS said Israeli troops have resorted to “direct shooting and killing” instead of detaining Palestinians who are suspected of carrying out attacks on Israeli targets. It said most of the fatalities did not even pose a threat to the troopers' life.