The Israeli army has launched an investigation into the death of an 11-year-old Palestinian boy. He was shot in the chest in a strange incident in the West Bank on Wednesday while he was in the car with his father.
The events took place in Beit Ummar, near an Israeli military base in Hebron. Israeli soldiers reported a ‘suspicious activity’: several men hit a car and started digging a well. When they were gone, the soldiers went to take a look. They found, among other things, a bag in which the dead body of a newborn baby was wrapped.
A moment later another car drove up, which the soldiers thought was the same. When the driver ignored the military’s stop signal, they fired first into the air and then into the vehicle’s tires, bringing it to a stop.
When the soldiers came to take a look, they found eleven-year-old Mohammed al-Alami dead in the car. He had been shot in the chest. “We are investigating the incident,” the Israeli army said.
Nasri Sabarneh, mayor of Beit Ummar, says the boy was in the car with his father and sister. According to Sabarneh, the family buried the newborn baby, but Israeli soldiers exhumed the body afterwards. The residents were then asked to retrieve the body and bury it again.
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