The Israeli occupation forces critically wounded the boy's cousin at the same place less than 24 hours ago
Israeli occupation forces critically wounded on Wednesday afternoon Palestinian boy at Huwwara military checkpoint near West Bank city of Nablus.
Eyewitnesses said that the Palestinian was walking to pass the checkpoint like any other people passing it.
“Suddenly, we hear sound of gunfire,” one of the eyewitnesses said. “At first, we did not know where did it come from, but when we saw the boy falling on the ground, we knew that he was the target of the gunfire,” he added.
Palestinian medical sources identified the boy as Saleh Omar Saleh, 16, from Balata Refugee Camp to the south of Nablus.
Local sources said that Saleh is the cousin of 17-year-old boy Amjad Maher Jaafar, who was shot multiple times in the stomach by the Israeli occupation forces at the same location less than 24 hours earlier.
Saleh was evacuated by the Israeli forces to Rabin Medical Centre in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva, where Jaafar was also evacuated to on Tuesday, and remained in a difficult condition as of late Tuesday night
The Israeli media claimed the Saleh had a knife and intended to stab an Israeli soldier from those guarding the checkpoint. However, the eyewitnesses denied this and stressed that he was very far from the Israeli soldiers when he was targeted by the Israeli gunfire.