Israel kills Palestinian teenager after 'ramming attack'

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager after alleged 'ramming attack'
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West Bank
06 December, 2021
A Palestinian teenager in Tulkarem has been killed after he allegedly carried out a ramming attack and wounded an Israeli security guard.
Israel operated checkpoints across the West Bank (Getty-file photo)

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in Tulkarem, the occupied West Bank, on Monday after he allegedly carried out a ramming attack and wounded a security guard.

Palestinian security sources told The New Arab that an Israeli soldier shot Mohammed Younis, 16, from Nablus at the Israeli checkpoint of Jabarah near Tulkarem.

He was transferred to an Israeli hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The official Israeli radio alleged that the boy had carried out a ramming attack and injured a security guard who was taken to Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv in a serious but stable condition with injuries to his head, chest, and limbs

Israeli media claimed the teenager was involved in an argument with his father before the incident.

The incident came a day after Israeli forces were captured by video shooting an injured Palestinian man while he lay on the floor, posing no immediate threat.

The killing was slammed by rights groups, who maintained that Israeli forces use excessive force in response to attacks, killing with impunity suspected assailants who could have been arrested.

"The UN Human Rights Office is shocked by the apparent extra-judicial execution of Mohammad Shawkat Sleemah today at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem," the OHCHR office wrote in a statement on Facebook. 

"Extra-judicial killings such as this are the consequence of the regular resort to lethal force by well-armed and well-protected Israeli security personnel against Palestinians, and the almost total lack of accountability for killings and injuries of Palestinians by Israeli forces."