A Palestinian youth died at dawn today, 14th May, after being shot by Zionist settlers in Wadi Al-Haramiyya in the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian medical sources have reported that the boy, who has been identified as sixteen year old Aysar Yasser Fawaz Zarraq, bled to death for three hours in Wadi Al-Haramiyya after being shot late on Thursday night. Aysar was hit in the back by gunshots fired by settlers and one of the bullets pierced his heart and lodged itself there killing him shortly afterwards.
According to sources, Aysar was transferred to Ramallah’s government hospital and his funeral is scheduled for this afternoon.
Local sources explain that the murdered youth was with a group of other youngsters when they were fired upon by Zionist settlers.
Israeli forces claim that the youngsters pelted a settler vehicle with stones to which the occupants responded with live fire.
This crime comes at a time of continued negotiations between the Palestinian Authority, Fatah, and the Zionist occupation.