Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Date: 13 December 2012
Time: 12:00 GMT
Israeli Forces Kille (sic) Palestinian Child in Hebron
In an example of excessive use of lethal force, Israeli Occupation Forces positioned in the centre of the Old City of Hebron killed a 17-year-old Palestinian child, Mohammed Ziad Awad al-Salayma, on Wednesday, 12 December 2012. He was killed when an Israeli female soldier from the Border Guard Forces opened fire at him and killed him. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns this crime and believes that it form part of an escalation of Israeli hostilities in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to take practical actions to ensure Israel's respect for the Convention in the oPt and offer immediate protection to Palestinian civilians.
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