Rights group: Israel army killed 15 Palestinian children in 2017 Published: Thu, 11-January-2018

The Israeli army killed 15 Palestinian children in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, including Al-Quds (Jerusalem), in the year 2017, Defence for Children International- Palestine revealed yesterday.

The human rights organization said in a report that 12 children were shot dead, four of them during protests and three in ambushes set up by the army, while five children were killed 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 organization stressed that the Israeli army takes advantage of the lack of accountability to kill more children.

Source: Middle East Monitor