RAMALLAH (Al Jazeera) – A Palestinian child succumbed to his wounds nearly two weeks after being shot by the Zionist regime’s army near the northern occupied West Bank town of Jenin.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the child as 12-year-old Mahmoud Khalil Samoudi from the village of Yamoun in Jenin, noting he was shot in the stomach.
The occupying regime’s army did not comment on the killing.
According to the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa, Samoudi was shot on September 28.
That day, a large Zionist military group raided Jenin and killed four Palestinian men. At least 40 others were wounded in armed clashes with Palestinian fighters, as well as widespread confrontations with young people.
Zionist troops have been conducting near-daily raids since last year particularly focused on the northern West Bank cities of Jenin and Nablus, where Palestinian armed resistance is becoming more organized.
Army raids increased in March and April following a string of attacks by Palestinians in the occupied territories that killed 20 people.
More than 160 Palestinians have been killed by the regime’s army in the West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip since the beginning of the year with one-third of those in Jenin.
In May 2022, Zionist troops shot dead veteran Al Jazeera TV correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, while she was covering a military raid on Jenin.
On Saturday, two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an aggression by the Zionist regime in Jenin. They were identified as Ahmad Daraghmeh, 16, and Mahmoud as-Sous, 18. A day prior, Israeli forces killed a 14-year-old Palestinian in Qalqilya city and a 17-year-old in the village of Mazraa al-Gharbiya near Ramallah.
According to the Palestine chapter of Defense for Children International, Zionist troops or settlers have killed 25 Palestinians below 18 since the start of the year.
Later on Saturday, a female Zionist trooper was killed in a drive-by shooting at the Shufat refugee camp checkpoint in occupied East Al-Quds.
Zionist troops have since been imposing a siege on the camp, blocking entry and exit. The camp is surrounded on all sides by the separation wall and military checkpoints.