Jan 10 2018
Israeli occupation forces killed 15 Palestinian children in besieged Gaza Strip, occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in 2017, Defence for Children International-Palestine revealed on Tuesday.
The human rights organisation said in a report that 12 children were shot dead, four of them during protests and three in ambushes setup by the army.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation forces also killed five children during alleged attempts to carry out stabbing attacks.
The report pointed out that a child was killed by artillery shelling in the Gaza Strip, and another by the explosion of a suspicious body while herding sheep near the city of Tubas in the northern West Bank while another died from injuries sustained in 2014.
The organisation stressed that the Israeli army takes advantage of the lack of accountability to kill more children.
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