Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli troops after lobbing firebombs in West Bank

Military says soldiers fired at 13-year-old as he lobbed a firebomb at passing vehicles, suspect succumbed to injuries en route to hospital despite force rendering him first aid at the scene

Elior Levy, Elisha Ben Kimon, Korin Elbaz-Alush|
Israeli troops killed a Palestinian boy in the West Bank after he threw a firebomb at passing vehicles, the military said on Tuesday.
  • Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter

  • The boy was identified as 13-year-old Mohamed Salah from the Palestinian village al-Khader near Bethlehem.
    2 View gallery
    הזירה בכפר אל-חדר
    הזירה בכפר אל-חדר
    Israeli troops rendering first aid to Palestinian boy shot after allegedly throwing firebombs at passing vehicles, in al-Khader, West Bank, February 22, 2022
    The incident took place on Route 60, which passes outside the village. Salah was seriously wounded after taking a bullet and was taken by the force to a hospital in Israel. He succumbed to his wounds en route.
    The military said in a statement that "troops spotted three suspects who arrived at an area where firebombs were thrown at Israeli vehicles several times in recently and endangered drivers on the road. The soldiers fired at one of the suspects as he lobbed a firebomb and hit him. The force rendered him first aid at the scene and he was later pronounced dead."
    2 View gallery
    מוחמד סלאח
    מוחמד סלאח
    Mohamed Salah
    This is the latest in a string of firebombing incidents across roads and communities in the area as tensions in the West Bank continued simmering during which Israeli forces arrested four Palestinians from the villages of Beit Umar and Beit Fajr.
    Another group of Palestinians was seen on Monday throwing firebombs at the fence of the settlement Migdal Oz, not far from the al-Khader.
    The commenter agrees to the privacy policy of Ynet News and agrees not to submit comments that violate the terms of use, including incitement, libel and expressions that exceed the accepted norms of freedom of speech.