Palestinians Mourn Teenager killed By Israel

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Palestinians mourned the death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot was by Israeli Forces near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Milad al-Raee, 16, was shot in the back by an Israeli soldier near the entrance to al-Arroub camp, becoming the 47th Palestinian child to be killed this year.

The Palestinian Ministry of Education said: “Milad wanted to play for Real Madrid, but the bullets of the Israeli occupation did not give him the opportunity to achieve his dream.”

On September 9, as Milad made his way back to the camp after a barbecue on a nearby hill, his life was cut short by a single Israeli bullet.

According to witnesses, an Israeli soldier in a military watchtower at the entrance of the camp shot the child in the back.

Noor al-Sharif, Milad’s maternal uncle, described his nephew as a “bold, beloved, and extremely sociable boy”.

Milad, who grew up knowing only occupation, dreamed of liberating Palestine and returning refugees to their homes, al-Sharif said.

The Israeli military claimed “terrorists hurled Molotov cocktails” at soldiers at a military post adjacent to the camp.

“The soldiers responded with riot dispersal means and live fire. A hit was identified,” it said.

More than 230 Palestinians have been killed by Israel this year alone, in what the United Nations said has been the deadliest year for them since the world body began counting Palestinian casualties in 2005.

 

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