A young Palestinian boy, whose father was killed in clashes with Israeli security during a protest in the occupied West Bank, was killed by Israeli security troops during an incursion into his family’s home in the Bethlehem area of the occupied East Jerusalem.
According to Palestinian activists, the soldiers were looking for the boy’s cousin, who had been detained by the Israeli army during the protests.
“A Palestinian boy was killed while he was inside his home,” Palestinian activist Nour al-Qudra said.
“This is a terrible, shocking crime.
The security forces should be held accountable for this crime.”
A spokesperson for the Israeli military said it was investigating the incident, adding that the Israeli Defense Forces has the right to use force “against those who resist them” if the person threatens their lives or property.
Al-Quds said the boy, named by Palestinian media as Abd al-Rahim, was a student studying in Bethlehem.
Palestinian and Israeli officials have said the military was conducting raids in Bethlehem and Jericho, East Jerusalem, and Hebron, which are in the West Bank and include the Israeli city of Ramallah, during the week-long protest against the death of the teen.
Palestinian media reported that Abd al, 16, was shot by the security forces after they came under fire while they were attempting to disperse the crowds who had gathered to protest against his cousin’s death.
The Palestinian boy’s death sparked an international outcry, with more than 200 people calling for the military to be held to account for his killing.
In a statement, the Palestinian government accused Israel of deliberately targeting civilians and said that it would not tolerate such a crime in the future.
The Israeli military has denied carrying out such raids.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement that the Palestinian Authority was seeking to establish a “national reconciliation process” in which Palestinians would form a unity government with Israel.
Israel is a Jewish-majority country, and has occupied the West Jerusalem region since 1967.
The United Nations said it had expressed concern about the boy being killed by the military and called on the Israeli government to investigate the incident.
The U.N. Security Council on Friday passed a resolution urging Israel to hold those responsible accountable for the death to account.
The resolution also demanded that Israel ensure that “all appropriate measures are taken to ensure accountability of those responsible for the killing of a Palestinian civilian, including those responsible in the context of the ongoing incitement to violence against Israel.”
A U.S. State Department official said the U.R.I. had received a call from the United Nations Secretary General to provide “all necessary support” to Palestinian authorities and called for Israel to take appropriate measures to ensure the rights of all its people.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment.
The death of a 16-year-old Palestinian child has sparked outrage in Israel, where some of the protests were organized by youth groups to demand an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Palestinian activists have said that the military is targeting Palestinians in a crackdown on Palestinian protests that began after the death in December of 18-year old Ramzi Yousef, a father of six.
“These children are being targeted,” said a statement by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
“The army is targeting young Palestinians who are not part of any violent protests.
They are targeted for being Palestinians, for being young and of Palestinian origin.
And so, it is really shameful.”
says that since December, Israeli security services have killed nearly 100 Palestinians, including three children, during incursions into their homes.
It also says that the army has used “inhumane and degrading” tactics in an effort to root out protesters.
Last month, the U.,N.
also issued a scathing report on Israel’s military operations in the Gaza Strip, saying that more than 10,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 4,000 injured since the start of the Israeli-Egyptian war in 2007.
“Israeli forces have systematically used violence, harassment and arbitrary detention against peaceful protests, and are committing war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” the report said.
It accused Israel and its security forces of “using violence, torture, and arbitrary arrests against peaceful protestors, including children, and indiscriminately targeting the civilian population of the Occupying State of Palestine.”
On Friday, Israel’s government ordered the release of more than 1,000 detainees who were detained by security forces, the latest round of high-profile arrests by Israeli forces in recent months.
“Israel has a responsibility to ensure that these detainees will be returned home safely and humanely,” the minister for the interior, Eli Yishai, said in announcing the move.
“I call on the international community to take action to ensure justice is done in the case of these people.”