Ramallah, December 30, 2023—Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian boys yesterday in the occupied West Bank.
Mahmoud Othman Mohammad Warani, 15, was shot by Israeli forces around 4 p.m .on December 29 in Al-Ezariya, southeast of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International – Palestine. Mahmoud was participating in a demonstration in protest of the Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip near the Israeli separation wall when Palestinian youth confronted Israeli forces stationed at the wall. An Israeli sniper shot Mahmoud from a distance of 100 meters (328 feet). Mahmoud sustained two gunshot wounds in his chest and pelvis, and an ambulance brought him to a medical center in nearby Abu Dis where he was pronounced dead after 30 minutes of resuscitation efforts.
Ammar Mohammad Abdelfattah Abu Hussein, 16, was shot by Israeli forces around 1:30 p.m.