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15-yo Boy Killed By Israeli Forces During Gaza Protests

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15-yo Boy Killed By Israeli Forces During Gaza Protests

The mother (C) of 15-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Ibrahim Ayoub, who was reportedly shot and killed by the IDF during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, sits as another person raises his portrait, among other relatives as they mourn in their home in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza strip on April 21, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS)

A 15-year-old boy, Mohammad Ayoub was killed by Israeli forces after he had joined the protest along the Gaza-Israel security fence.

On April 20, Ayoub had been among the thousands who gathered to protest at the contact line. He was unarmed and posed no threat to Israeli troops. However, he was shot dead. His death brought to 35 the number of Palestinians killed since border clashes had intensified on March 30 in an ongoing protest known as “The Great March of Return” – evoking a longtime call for refugees to regain ancestral homes. For a month, clashes had erupted at the demonstrations and Israeli soldiers had used live fire to keep Palestinian crowds away from its border fence.

Israel’s use of live fire drawn international criticism and Ayoub’s death received special attention.

Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. special coordinator for the long-stalled peace process between the two countries, claimed on Twitter that the 15-year-old’s death is “outrageous.”

The US Special Representative for International Negotiations in the Middle East also insisted at the investigation of this incident:

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman reiterated that leaders of Hamas, ruled Gaza, are responsible for the violence and the death of the Palestinian teenager.

“Those cowardly leaders who are hiding behind women and children and send them forward as a human shield, so that they can continue to dig tunnels and carry out terrorist actions against the state of Israel,” he wrote on Twitter, Arab news reported.

Palestinian ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansou called Human Rights Council to set up an independent commission “to investigate these crimes”, stressing he would not accept an Israeli investigation as “it cannot be credible”, the Iranian TV channel Press TV reported.

The Palestinians said they wanted the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military’s killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza, Washington Post reported.

The UN Security Council has not commented on the protests because the United States, Israel’s closest ally, has blocked proposed statements supported by most members critical of the high death toll and Israel’s use of force against protesters, South China Morning Post reported on April 21.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that 39 Palestinains had been killed and over 5,000 had been injured since the start of the protests on March 30.

 

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  • 1691

    What is there to investigate? Make israhell stop the killing!

  • You can call me Al

    You cannot stop genocide without stopping the ones carrying it out.

  • TiredOfBsToo

    IF (a big if) Israel represents Jews as they would have us believe (in reality to cover up their criminal and terrorist activities), then it’s quite easy to understand the growth of anti-semitism today and what happened (not making excuses or supporting it) in that last big war. Not everyone makes a distinction between the non-Semitic Zionist terrorists murdering the unarmed Palestinian Semitic peoples for their land and the religion they supposedly follow.

  • Casual Observer

    “A full investigation by Israel of Mohammed Ayoub’s death is underway so that we will be able to understand what happened.” Only a US Special Representative would have the gall to write such nonsense.

  • hamster

    So lets see here…. now we have an actual Israeli/Palestinian related article, but the retard Rob isn’t anywhere to be found, because he’s too busy spamming off topic nonsense about Zionists/Wahabbis and lending his support to Taliban savages in entirely unrelated off topic threads.

    Just shows what a delusional autistic retard he is.