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Palestinian three-year-old shot by Israeli forces dies

Palestinian mourners carry the body of three-year-old Mohammed Haitham al-Tamimi who was shot by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank last week and died of his wounds on June 5, 2023
— Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP)

A three-year-old Palestinian boy shot by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank last week died of his wounds on Monday, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

The Israeli Sheba hospital, where he was being treated since he was shot on Thursday, said the child "died... despite extensive efforts of the medical team".

In a statement, the Palestinian health ministry said it was informed of the "death of the child Mohammed Haitham al-Tamimi, 3, from the village of Nabi Saleh."

In a statement released soon after confrontations in the village near Ramallah, the Israeli army said that "assailants fired in the direction of the community of Neveh Tzuf", a settlement just south of Nabi Saleh.

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