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.
Wednesday’s crime came as part of a series of almost daily crimes and human rights violations carried out by the Israeli occupation forces in the occupied territories.
Israeli occupation has a high record of carrying out unlawful crimes and human rights violations, killing and injuring civilians with impunity.
The fatal shooting came only two weeks after the assassination of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh that triggered widespread intentional condemnation.
However, the Israeli occupation continues to flout international law and violate the human rights of the Palestinian people.
The international community must put an end to the culture of impunity, as it leaves civilians’ lives once again at risk.
AOHR UK calls 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.