• May 15, 2010

Jewish settlers kill Palestinian boy

Jewish settlers kill Palestinian boy

RAMALLAH, — A Palestinian boy on Thursday night died of a bullet wound to the back in the Wadi al-Harameyyeh neighbourhood of Beirzeit in the southern West Bank district of Ramallah.

Palestinian medical sources told PIC correspondent that Aysar Yaser Fawwaz, 16, died after bleeding for three hours after being shot, at a late hour on Thursday evening, by a bullet that penetrated his back and lodged in his heart after Jewish settlers fired towards a group of Palestinian boys.

The sources said that the boy was taken to the Ramallah government hospital and that his funeral is due to take place this afternoon.

Local sources said that there were a number of boys from the village in the area and they were throwing stones when settlers opened fire towards them.

Israeli police confirmed that they received reports of stone throwing and gunshots in the area and that they were investigating both.