Israeli Soldiers Kill Schoolgirl in Hebron

HEBRON, October 25, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers Sunday killed a schoolgirl in Hebron, raising the death toll among Palestinians since the beginning of October 2015 to 58, according to the media spokesman of the Ministry of Health.

Palestinians who were present when the incident took place said soldiers opened fire at the girl, who was not identified yet by the ministry, near the Ibrahimi mosque in the Old City quarter.

Until the moment of publishing the story, the girl is reportedly still lying on the ground, while Israeli soldiers continue to prevent medical crews from providing her with medical treatment.

Shortly after the incident, Israeli forces shut down the mosque and denied the access of worshipers and Islamic Waqf personnel.

According to the Ministry of Health, at least 58 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October 2015, including 13 children and a pregnant woman.

At least 2,000 Palestinians have been injured this month, most of them with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, and many others were beaten or suffered burns due to Israeli gas bombs and the use of concussion grenades.

Among the wounded are 450 children and women, while the approximate number of Palestinians who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation is more than 4,000.