14-year-old Palestinian succumbs to head injury by IOF gunfire
Israeli occupation gunfire kills 14-year-old Palestinian Omar Lutfi Khamour.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Monday the martyrdom of 14-year-old Omar Lutfi Khamour, who succumbed to a serious injury he sustained after being shot in the head by the Israeli occupation forces in Dheisheh refugee camp in Beit Lahm.
استشهاد الطفل الفلسطيني عمر خمور 14عاما برصاص الاحتلال الاسرائيلي في مخيم لدهيشة ببيت لحم🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/Da8UAkYqwI— غزة الآن - Gaza Now (@GazaNownews) January 16, 2023
According to sources, large deployments of the occupation army stormed the Dheisheh camp earlier and launched a campaign of raids on Palestinian homes, resulting in confrontations, during which the Israeli soldiers fired bullets and gas and sound bombs.
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شاهد| لحظة الإعلان عن ارتقاء الطفل عمر خمور (14 عامًا) من مخيم الدهيشة ببيت لحم متأثراً برصاص الاحتلال. pic.twitter.com/JoXRgimbjp— وكالة شهاب للأنباء (@ShehabAgency) January 16, 2023
With the death of Khamour, the total number of Palestinian martyrs for 2023 rose to 14, including four children.
On Sunday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that Ahmad Kahla was martyred through direct execution by the Israeli occupation forces, near Silwad, east of Ramallah.
According to Wafa news agency, there was a verbal confrontation between Kahla and Israeli soldiers at the checkpoint before they "forced him out of his vehicle " and shot him "point-blank".
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It is noteworthy that 224 Palestinians were martyred by the IOF in 2022, including 59 martyrs from Jenin Governorate.
The Washington Post also reported that Israeli occupation forces murdered more Palestinians in the occupied West Bank than in any previous year since 2005, following the last major Palestinian Intifada (Uprising). The year 2022 was dubbed the bloodiest in the occupied West Bank.