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UN urges Israel to investigate killing of Palestine child in West Bank

Relatives mourn during the funeral ceremony held for 12 year old Palestinian Mohammad al-Alaami who was shot by Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Beit Ummar in Hebron, West Bank on 29 July 2021. [Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency]
Relatives mourn during the funeral ceremony held for 12 year old Palestinian Mohammad al-Alaami who was shot by Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Beit Ummar in Hebron, West Bank on 29 July 2021. [Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency]

The United Nations (UN) urged Israel on Thursday to investigate the killing of a Palestinian child, Muhammad Muayyad Bahjat Al-Alami, 12, who was shot in the chest near the town of Beit Ummar in the southern West Bank, Anadolu Agency reported.

Associate spokesperson for the UN secretary-general, Eri Kaneko, told reporters that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is aware of Al-Alami's murder, adding that the UN has pressed for: "The Israeli authorities to investigate his killing."

Earlier on Wednesday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that Al-Alami was shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers while sitting in a car at the entrance to the town.

The ministry confirmed that he was evacuated in critical condition by medics to Hebron's Al-Ahli Hospital, but later died of his injuries.

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