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Palestine calls for international probe into girl's killing by Israel

December 12, 2022 at 4:56 pm

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh holds a press conference after Israeli forces raided and shut down 7 Palestinian NGOs allegedly having links to terrorism in Ramallah, West Bank on August 18, 2022. [Issam Rimawi – Anadolu Agency]

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Monday, called for an international investigation into the killing of a Palestinian girl by Israeli Forces in the Occupied West Bank, Anadolu News Agency reports.

Jana Zakarneh, 16, died on Sunday after being shot by Israeli Forces during a military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.

Shtayyeh termed the girl’s killing as “another crime to be added to the horrifying crimes committed by Occupation Forces against children.”

The Palestinian Premier called on UN Special Representative Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, “to investigate the Israeli crimes against children and place Israel on the UN list of shame”.  Gamba is currently on a visit to the Palestinian Territories.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, for its part, held Israel fully responsible for the raid which caused the Palestinian girl’s death.

The Ministry called on the United States and the international community to take “an effective position to force Israel to halt this criminal escalation”.

The Israeli army frequently carries out wide-ranging arrest campaigns across the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians.

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