Three-year-old Mohammad Haytham Tamimi, who was injured on Friday by Israeli army gunfire in Nabi Saleh village, near Ramallah, and who was getting treatment since then at an Israeli hospital, died on Monday of his wounds, according to his family.
The toddler was with his father and mother in their car when a bullet fired by soldiers hit the boy’s head before also injuring the father in his shoulder, WAFA news agency reported.
The boy was rushed to a hospital in Israel, where he remained on life support until he was pronounced dead, while the father was taken to a hospital in Ramallah.
Tamimi’s body will be transferred later on on Monday to Ramallah and he will be buried on Tuesday in his village.
A total of 28 children have been killed by Israeli army gunfire since the start of the year, including seven in the Gaza Strip.