- Army kills 16-year-old Palestinian child in occupied West Bank on Saturday
RAMALLAH, Palestine – A Palestinian child was martyred by the `Israeli` army in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, eyewitnesses said.
`Israeli` Army spokesman Peter Lerner said the Palestinian child had allegedly attempted to stab an `Israeli` soldier near Gilboa (al-Jalama) crossing.
Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency the `Israeli` army shot 16-year-old Mohammed Zakarneh five times and left him to bleed for more than 30 minutes until he died. Eyewitnesses also said the `Israeli` army barred Palestinian ambulance crews from rescuing him.
Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with U.S Secretary General John Kerry on Saturday in the Jordanian capital Amman with the goal of ending weeks of violence in the region.
According to Palestinian Health Ministry figures, Saturday’s killing brings the total number of Palestinians killed by `Israeli` forces since the start of October to 57, including 12 children and one woman.