A fourteen year old boy was shot in the head by the Israeli military, in the city of Hebron, on Friday the 12th of December.
At around 3pm, Jacob Yahia Alqasrawi was leaving a store, where he had gone to get bread for his family, near the centre of Hebron, when soldiers from on top of a building near by called on him to stop walking. They then proceeded to shoot the twelve year old boy in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet.
The Palestinian ambulance that tried to take the wounded boy to the hospital was refused to do so by the Israeli army. Instead the boy was taken by the Israeli army. He was taken to the Israeli hospital in the Beer Sheva, south of Hebron. He was later transferred to a hospital in Jerusalem where he is still being treated.
This is yet another example of the daily, brutal violence from the Israeli army in Hebron towards the Palestinian civilian population of the city. Unprovoked shootings, tear gas and sound bombs, general harassment and curfews are a part of the every day life for the Palestinians of Hebron.