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Israeli Snipers Shot And Killed This 13-Year-Old Boy While He Was Playing With Fireworks To Mark Ramadan

Israel's National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir then called Rami a "terrorist" for shooting fireworks.

Israeli snipers shot and killed this 13-year-old Palestinian boy while he was playing with fireworks to mark Ramadan.

Israeli troop kill 13-year-old palestinian boy

On Tuesday night, March 12, Rami Hamdan Al-Halhuli was playing with his brother and friends in front of his family home in Israeli occupied East Jerusalem.

His family then urged him to light a firework, so he pointed it away from him and aimed up into the sky.

Rami Hamdan Al-Halhuli killed by israeli troops

Before the firework could even go off, Rami was hit by a bullet fired by an Israeli border police officer, video of the moment showed.

In a statement, Israeli police said they had fired a single shot at a “suspect” who had “endangered the forces while firing aerial fireworks in their direction”.

children killed in gaza by israeli forces
A Palestinian woman reacts as she holds her belongings next to the rubble of a building, after it was destroyed in an Israeli strike the night before, in the Rimal neighbourhood of Gaza City on March 16, 2024, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement. (Photo by AFP)

Jerusalem officials said that Rami died from his wounds shortly after being shot.

Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir then called Rami a “terrorist” for shooting fireworks.

Israel's National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir
Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir arrives to attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem on July 9, 2023. (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a press conference on Wednesday, March 13, Ben-Gvir called the officer who shot Rami as a “hero and a warrior”, saying the officer had done an “exemplary job” and would receive the full support from his office.

Palestinian boy killed by israel for lightning fireworks

Rami’s family have said that Israeli authorities are now refusing to give them his body.

palestinian children killed by israeli forces
Naseem Asous, left, a friend of late Palestinian boy Amer Al Najar sits by his friend during a funeral prayer at the mosque in Burin on March 5, 2024, West Bank. (Photo by Sergey Ponomarev/Getty Images)

Rami was one of four Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank on March 12.

israeli forces kill children in gaza
The family of Muhammed al-Kharaz who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces, mourn during his funeral in Nablus in the occupied West Bank on October 31, 2023, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement. (Photo by Jaafar ASHTIYEH / AFP) (Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images)

At least 111 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli forces in the Israeli-occupied West Bank since October 7, according to child rights group, Defense For Children International Palestine.

more than 13,000 gaza children killed by israeli forces
A young girl walks inside a house damaged in an Israeli raid followed by clashes with Palestinians, in the occupied West Bank Jenin refugee camp on November 10, 2023. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)

More than 13,000 children have been killed since Israel declared war on Gaza on October 7.

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