TIPH worried about increased use of force by the Israeli Army

A 17 year old boy was shot dead by the Israeli Army Friday afternoon in the West Bank city of Hebron. The boy was hit in connection with a demonstration organized by Hamas in H2 against the war in Gaza.

 

A 17 year old boy was shot dead by the Israeli Army Friday afternoon in the West Bank city of Hebron. The boy was hit in connection with a demonstration organized by Hamas in H2 against the war in Gaza.

 

According to local medics the boy was shot in the head. At least two other persons were wounded by rubber bullets during the clashes that erupted following the Friday prayers. Around ten Palestinians were taken to hospital after having inhaled teargas.

TIPH has registered a series of demonstrations in Hebron since the beginning of the hostilities in Gaza, both in the formally Palestinian controlled area and the one controlled by Israel. On several occasions clashes have erupted between Palestinians youngsters and the Israeli Army.

 

-Previously the Israeli Army has dispersed the crowds with tear gas, stun grenades and ordinary means of crowd control. Now we see an increased use of force. We consider this heavy response disproportionate and therefore very worrying, Roy C. Grottheim Head of Mission for TIPH says.