Footage shows badly wounded Palestinian boy verbally abused

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A video puporting to show a Palestinian boy suffering from gunshot wounds surrounded by Jewish settlers and Israeli police while receiving a barrage of verbal abuse has gone viral overnight, after weeks of violence gripped the occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank.

It has been reported that he was shot by Israeli gunfire, according to Al Arabiya News Channel. He is believed to be one of two Palestinian boys who were shot on Monday.

According to Israeli media, one of the boys had allegedly stabbed and critically injured a 13-year-old Israeli riding his bike in northern Jerusalem.

In the video, the visibly injured boy is seen laying on the ground, with voices - believed to be those of Israeli settlers at the scene - hurling insults at him and telling him to “die” in the presence of Israeli police.

According to an Israeli police statement,  one of the boys had been shot dead, while the other was wounded. It is unclear which of the boys appears in the video. The incident occured in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Zeev, built on occupied land that Israel annexed  after the 1967 Middle East war.

Twenty-six Palestinians and four Israelis have died in 12 days of bloodshed so far in the worst spell of street violence for years.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47