16 Year Old Boy Killed in Demonstration in Iraq Burin

19 March 2010

Mohammed Qadus, 16, was shot in the chest and killed by Israeli forces in his home village of Iraq Burin, south of Nablus, during a demonstration Friday. Red Crescent medics reported that he was taken by private car to a hospital after their ambulance was detained by Israeli forces. Qadus was killed for participating in a demonstration that has become a weekly occurrence in this small village, protesting the presence of right-wing illegal Israeli settlements and the attempted expansion of those settlements on Iraq Burin’s land.

Another 16 year old was seriously wounded when he was shot in the head, also reportedly with live ammunition.