Israeli forces shoot 11-year-old Palestinian in the head

Israeli forces shoot 11-year-old Palestinian in the head
A Palestinian boy has been shot in the head by Israeli forces during a raid on a refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem.
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03 October, 2017
The raid took place in a refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem [Getty]
Israeli forces shot three Palestinians - including an 11-year-old boy and a man who appeared to be in his 60s - during raids on a East Jerusalem refugee camp on Monday evening.

The Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians when they raided the Shufat refugee camp situated between three Israeli checkpoints according to Palestine-based Maan News Agency.

The boy was taken to hospital after he was evacuated from the scene, according to reports from the Palestinian Red Crescent. 

He was shot in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet.

The man in his 60s and another resident were treated on the scene after they were shot with rubber bullets. The third internal refugee was not identified.

Several other Palestinians also suffered from severe tear gas inhalation. 

Palestinians within the occupied Palestinian territories are routinely victims of violence from Israeli forces.

In August, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed never to evacuate illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, drawing outrage from Palestinian officials.

The right-wing leader's pledge came after a meeting earlier in the day with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who is on a three-day tour in Israel and Palestine to discuss efforts to restart peace talks

"We have returned here for eternity," Netanyahu said, speaking at a ceremony in the settlement of Barkan in the northern West Bank.

"There will be no more uprooting of settlements in the land of Israel. Settlements will not be uprooted."