On Wednesday near the West Bank town of Beit Ummar, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was shot by the Israeli soldiers. He died several hours after being hurried to the Hebron's al-Ahli Hospital as informed by the Health Ministry.
The IDF ( Israel Defense Force ) conceded that the military had an open fire in the area. The Israeli military said that one of its soldiers shot the wheels of the car earlier that day as the soldiers suspected "suspicious activity" from the car. They thought the vehicle tried to bury the body of a newborn baby near a military post. The Palestinians debated about the account.
Troops "approached the scene with caution and upon examination found two bags, one of which contained the body of a newborn infant," the military said.
According to IDF, some military men saw that many Palestinians digging near a military post at the entrance of the town before leaving the scene in a car. When the soldiers approached the site, they found a dead body of a day-year old baby girl, wrapped in a plastic bag. A while later, a similar car approached the spot, and thinking it to be the same car, the soldiers looked for arresting the passengers.
"The soldiers started the suspect arrest procedure, which included calls (in their direction) and shooting in the air. When the vehicle did not stop, one of the soldiers fired at the wheels of the vehicle in order to stop it." an IDF spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Ummar's mayor blamed Israeli troops for storming into a cemetery hours after the dead body was buried by her family.