The European Union (EU) has called for an investigation into the killing of Palestinian teen Ghaith Yamin, 16, during an Israeli raid in Nablus on Wednesday.
We are “saddened by the death of 16 years old Ghaith Yamin after being wounded by ISF gunshot to the head as well as by the injury of 88 Palestinians, including Red Crescent staff, by ISF during violent confrontations in Nablus last night,” the EU statement reads.
Children must be protected under all circumstances, the statement added, stressing that “this incident must be investigated and full accountability ensured.”
On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, a 16-year-old Palestinian teen was shot and killed during an Israeli raid in Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the victim as Ghaith Yamin, 16, who suffered serious gunshot wounds to the head when Israeli occupation forces stormed Nablus amid heavy firing of live ammunition and teargas bombs, to make a way for a number of buses carrying dozens of Jewish settlers to Joseph Tomb.
Yamin was immediately rushed to Rafidia governmental hospital in a very critical condition, where he was proclaimed dead.
75 other Palestinians were injured during the raid, including 15 who suffered metal bullet injuries.
The fatal shooting came only two weeks after the assassination of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh that triggered widespread intentional condemnation.
Earlier, AOHR UK called on the ICC and the international community to take a strong and public stand and immediately hold the occupation authorities accountable for these serious crimes against unarmed civilians with the aim of preventing further serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights.