Israeli forces martyr Palestinian teenager in occupied West Bank
August 20, 2020
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli soldiers fired at Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, martyring a Palestinian teenager. Palestinian health and municipal officials said Mohammad Damer Hamdan, 16, was martyred by Israeli forces and two other Palestinians were wounded. The Hamas Islamist militant group issued a statement mourning his death. Imad Zahran, chairman of the local council of Hamdan’s village, said the three youths were near a road used by Jewish settlers when the soldiers shot them. Zahran said two of the Palestinians shot by the troops were treated in Palestinian hospitals and that the military, which had taken Hamdan away, later informed him that he had died of his wounds. A Palestinian health official also said Hamdan was martyred.