Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child during a raid on Fawwar refugee camp southwest of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron early Wednesday.
Zaid Fadil Qaisiya, 17, was sitting on the roof of his family home when Israeli forces shot him in the head with live ammunition.
He died from his wounds shortly after.Zaid’s younger brother said he was with him when he was shot.
“We heard the sound of a stun grenade, so we went up to the roof to see what happened,” the brother said in a video circulated on Twitter.“We went upstairs and saw the army. I was standing behind a water tank and he was next to me. I heard the sound of gunshots, I looked at him and he was lying on the ground.”
When asked where Zaid was shot, his brother pointed under his eye.
Four other Palestinians in the camp were injured by live ammunition, according to the Palestinian Authority health ministry, as Israeli occupation forces fired live rounds into crowds of Palestinians.
Local media circulated pictures of Zaid following his death:Thousands attended the boy’s funeral on Wednesday:
Zaid’s killing comes one day after an Israeli soldier died when a stone was dropped on his head during a dawn raid in the occupied West Bank town of Yabed, near Jenin.
Israeli leaders vowed vengeance in the wake of the soldier’s death, which typically amounts to the extrajudicial execution of an accused person, and collective punishment of their community and family, including arrests and revenge home demolitions.
Israel is delivering on its threats.
Israeli forces have closed off the town of Yabed for the second day, and arrested 11 members of the same family.
Israel arrested 22 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, and wounded six in Yabed overnight.
Meanwhile, Israeli settlers threatened more violence.
Walls were vandalized with Hebrew graffiti on Wednesday in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah.
Among the anti-Palestinian slogans were, “I do not sleep when blood has been spilled here,” and, “The lives of our soldiers come before the lives of the enemy.”
The graffiti also included the Star of David.
Editor’s note: This article originally reported Zaid Fadil Qaisiya’s age to have been 15, citing initial reports. Zaid was 17 years old when he was killed, Defense for International Palestine confirmed on Thursday.