New York, ALRAY - UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, has called for holding to account those responsible for the killing of 2-year-old Palestinian child Mohammed al-Tamimi.
“I condemn and am deeply saddened by the death of a 2-year-old Palestinian boy, who was critically injured by Israeli security forces’ gunfire in Al-Nabi Saleh two days ago,” Wennesland said.
The UN official added that civilians, particularly children, continue to bear the brunt of this conflict, expressing his deepest condolences to family of the child al-Tamimi.
He noted that the Israeli occupation authorities have opened an investigation into the incident and called for those responsible to be held to account.
On Monday, the two-year-old Palestinian child al-Tamimi succumbed to his injuries, after being shot in the head by Israeli occupation forces in Nabi Saleh village, west of the city of Ramallah.
Al-Tamimi's fatal shooting raises the number of Palestinian children who have been killed by the Israeli occupation army since the start of the year to 28, including seven killed during the latest Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.