Israeli forces have shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank, in the latest deadly act of violence committed by the regime against the oppressed people of Palestine.
The Palestinian health ministry said on Friday that a 14-year-old boy, identified as Adel Ibrahim Daoud, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head in the city of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank.
The ministry added that the other victim, identified as 19-year-old Palestinian teenager Mahdi Ladadweh, was shot and killed on Friday evening near the city of Ramallah.
Palestinian medical sources confirmed that Ladadweh was shot by Israeli gunfire.
Media coverage: "A sad farewell to Palestinian youth Mahdi Ladadweh, who was killed today by Israeli gunfire in Al-Mazra'a Al-Gharbia village, northwest of Ramallah." pic.twitter.com/106h2lGCkk— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) October 7, 2022
The youth was rushed to a hospital to receive urgent treatment but he succumbed to his serious wounds moments later.
According to local sources, Israeli soldiers tried to arrest the young man after shooting him. They also assaulted Palestinians trying to save his life.
Israeli forces have recently been conducting overnight raids and killings in the northern occupied West Bank, mainly in the cities of Jenin and Nablus, where new groups of Palestinian resistance fighters have been formed.
More than 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the Israeli-occupied territories since the start of the year, including 51 in the besieged Gaza Strip during Israel’s three-day onslaught in August.
More than 30 of those killed were either from Jenin or were killed in the Jenin region.
On Wednesday, a young Palestinian man was killed and four others injured in an Israeli military raid in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
On the same day, scores of Palestinian children suffered injuries and breathing difficulties after Israeli troops stormed an elementary school in the southern West Bank and fired tear gas.