The movement added in a press statement on Saturday that
since the beginning of the current year it has documented 30
cases in which Palestinian children were shot with live
bullets fired by Israeli soldiers and settlers, and pointed out
that 29 of them were shot while they were participating in
peaceful marches in the West Bank and the last one was
shot by settlers in Silwan town in Occupied Jerusalem.
The movement attributed using this excessive force by the
IOF to the Israeli soldiers’ conviction and prior knowledge
that they will get away with impunity in spite of all their
heinous crimes, according to the statement.
It also pointed out that according to the Israeli army special
regulations live ammunition is not be used except in cases
that constitute mortal threats to the Israeli soldiers, and
pointed to the lack of evidences which prove that the child
victims were posing such threats when targeted.
The statement mentioned the case of the minor Mu’ath al-
Ramahi, 15, who was shot in the chest with a live bullet
during violent clashes with the IOF at the entrance of
Jalazone camp on March 6 causing him severe wounds in
his right lung and damages in his ribs and chest muscles.
The same clashes led to the injury of the minor Muhammad
Hmidat, 16, who was shot in the face.
The statement cited Hmidat as saying: “I felt like if someone
was hitting me from the back then I felt dizziness and a dull
pain at that time then I noticed that my face was bleeding
The statement also mentioned that the minor Malik
Ghawanmeh, 16, was shot with a live bullet in his right leg
leading to shattering the bones. The minor Muhammad
Birnat, 16, was also hit with a live bullet while he was
participating in the weekly peaceful march in Bil’in village
“The Israeli soldiers started to fire tear gas and stun
grenades and live bullets at us,” Birnat said, adding:” I was
looking for a place to hide when I felt that something hit my
right leg strongly.”
The clinical tests and the X-rays showed that the bullet
settled in his right knee, according to the medical report of