Mohammed Da'das, 13, was killed by Israeli forces near Nablus. (Photo: via Social Media)
The European Union said on Saturday it is shocked by the murder of 13-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammad Da’das by the Israeli occupation forces near Nablus on Friday.
The EU said the minor’s killing is the result of the continued disproportionate use of lethal force by the Israeli military.
“His death should be investigated and results be announced as soon as possible to prevent such incidents from reoccurring,” the EU tweeted.
“Under international law, children must be protected and the ISF has to respect the code of conduct established in occupied territory”, the tweet read.
On Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced the death of Da’das from a live bullet wound to the abdomen following clashes in the village of Deir al-Hatab.
Palestinian security sources said that the Israeli army wounded at least 25 Palestinians in clashes that erupted in various places in the West Bank on Friday.