Israeli Soldiers Kill an 11-year-old Palestinian, and His Brother Still Hears the Shooting

Mohammed al-Alaami went shopping with his father and siblings, when ‘insane shooting started,’ as the father described it. He told the children to keep their heads down and drove on

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Muayyad al-Alaami, the father of 11-year-old Mohammed al-Alaami, who was shot and killed by the Israeli army late last month.
Muayyad al-Alaami, the father of 11-year-old Mohammed al-Alaami, who was shot and killed by the Israeli army late last month.Credit: Emil Salman
Amira Hass
Amira Hass

Eleven-year-old Mohammed al-Alaami of the West Bank village of Beit Ummar had an uncle, Amjad. Soldiers shot him in the head and killed him in March 2002 when he was standing in the doorway of his family home. He was 20, a press photographer.

“He wasn’t taking part in the fighting,” the website of the rights group B’Tselem states dryly. Soldiers killed Mohammed as well, on July 28, 2021, while he was riding in his father’s pickup truck.

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