Tragedy struck the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, as a three-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries caused by Israeli army gunfire. Mohammad Haytham Tamimi, who was shot on Friday, passed away today while receiving treatment at an Israeli hospital, confirmed his grieving family.
The unfortunate incident occurred when the young boy was traveling with his parents in their car. Without warning, a bullet fired by Israeli soldiers struck Mohammad in the head, subsequently injuring his father in the shoulder. The immediate aftermath of the incident was marked by panic and desperation as the family sought urgent medical assistance for their critically injured child.
The injured toddler was swiftly transported to a hospital in Israel, where medical professionals fought relentlessly to save his life. However, despite their efforts, the young boy remained on life support until his tragic demise. Meanwhile, the father was taken to a hospital in Ramallah for treatment.
In the wake of this heart-wrenching event, plans are underway to transfer Mohammad’s body to Ramallah. Tomorrow, the grieving community will come together to lay the innocent child to rest in his village, bidding farewell to a life cut tragically short.
The loss of Mohammad Haytham Tamimi adds to a distressing toll of child casualties resulting from Israeli army gunfire. Since the beginning of the year, a total of 28 children, including seven from the Gaza Strip, have lost their lives under similar circumstances, leaving families devastated and communities mourning the loss of their youngest members.
The incident has sparked renewed calls for an investigation into the use of force by the Israeli army and for measures to prevent the tragic loss of innocent lives. The international community is closely following the situation, urging all parties involved to prioritize the safety and well-being of children in the region.
As the grieving family prepares to say their final goodbyes, the tragic fate of three-year-old Mohammad serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences that conflict and violence have on the most vulnerable members of society.