Fuad Waked and Nihad Waked, both 15 years old, killed on Sunday by IOF

Two 15-year-old Palestinians killed by IOF near Jenin, West Bank

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Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Sunday morning shot two two Palestinian children near the Israeli separation wall in Jenin.

The Palestinian ministry of health confirmed that Nihad Waked (15) and Fuad Waked (15) from Al-Araqa village near Jenin have been killed and IOF prevented ambulances from approachinmg them until they died on the spot.

Israeli media claimed that one of the children was weilding a knife and the other had a rifle, calling them “suspected terrorists”. No Israeli injuries were reported.

On Saturday, a 17-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead in Hebron under the pretext of attempting to stab a soldier near Hebron’s Ibrahimi mosque.

The number of Palestinians that have been killed by IOF since the start of October 2015 today has risen to 178, of which at least 39 are children.

Some 27 Israeli settlers and soldiers have been killed in individual Palestinians as well.