Palestinian Children in West Bank face deadliest year of past decade. 31 murdered by israel

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Children in West Bank face deadliest year of past decade

FarisZiyadAttaBayed.Fatality.24DEC2016.pngFaris al-Bayed, 15, died December 23 after being shot with a rubber-coated metal bullet by Israeli forces and more than two months in a coma. (Photo: al-Bayed family) 

Ramallah, December 23, 2016—Israeli forces have killed 31 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016. This makes it the deadliest year of the past decade for West Bank children, according to Defense for Children International – Palestine research.

An injury to the head from a rubber-coated metal bullet claimed the life of 15-year-old Faris Ziyad Atta al-Bayed on Friday after 69 days in a coma. Israeli soldiers shot him during clashes at the entrance of Jalazoun refugee camp, north of West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 15.

“I looked at Faris and saw him moving his head so fast … and falling to the ground, with…

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