Ramallah (UNA-OIC) – A Palestinian teen succumbed Thursday to his wounds sustained from Israeli military gunfire in Deir Abu Mashal village, west of Ramallah city, according to a local municipal source.
Head of Deir Abu Mashal Village Council Imad Zahran said that he was informed by the Israeli military that Mohammad Matar, 16, died of his critical wounds after being shot by Israeli forces late Wednesday in the village. His body remains withheld by the Israeli military.
According to Zahran, Matar was one of three villagers who were wounded by Israeli military gunfire at the environs of the village and close to the settler-only bypass Road 465. He described the circumstances surrounding the incident as unclear.
As for the other two casualties, the Health Ministry confirmed that one casualty was moderately shot by live bullets in the abdomen and foot, and was subsequently rushed to hospital, where medics described his condition as stable. The other was slightly injured with live rounds in the foot and was also rushed to hospital.