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Rights group: Israel army killed 15 Palestinian children in 2017

A Palestinian child receives medical care after an Israeli settler deliberately ran over him on 10 August 2017 [English.palinfo]

The Israeli army killed 15 Palestinian children in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, in the year 2017, Defence for Children International- Palestine revealed yesterday.

The human rights organisation said in a report that 12 children were shot dead, four of them during protests and three in ambushes setup by the army, while five children were killed during alleged attempts to carry out stabbing attacks.

Read: Israel killed 14 Palestinian children in 2017

The report pointed out that a child was killed by artillery shelling in the Gaza Strip, and another by the explosion of a suspicious body while herding sheep near the city of Tubas in the northern West Bank while another died from injuries sustained in 2014.

The organisation stressed that the Israeli army takes advantage of the lack of accountability to kill more children.

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