571 Palestinian children killed by Israel since the intifada; destruction of Palestinian land continues
Palestine-Israel, Military, 7/8/2003
A Palestinian authority report said "Four Palestinian civilians were wounded, one critically, Monday by Israeli occupation forces IOF in Rafah City and Tulkarim...Amin Al Karoot, 16, was critically wounded after being shot with two bullets in the leg."
the report added Israeli soldiers opened fire invaded the western neighborhood of Tulkarem. They opened fire on a Palestinian vehicle injuring one citizen. They also opened fire on Palestinian houses terrifying inhabitants, eyewitness, Jafar Abbasy, said.
Also, "Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at tens of Palestinian farmers and forced them to leave their fields near Jenin. No wounded were reported."
The Palestinian authority said : In the town of Dura, near Hebron,, Israeli military bulldozers and vehicles processed constructing a new settlement road that links with the illegitimate Jewish of Nahal Najhoot.
Earlier 10 days ago, Israeli occupation forces issued a military decision to expropriate 54 dunums of Dora town near the said settlement.
Mohammed Abu Atwan, mayor of Doura town, said such settlement projects erected on lands to the west of Dora constitute a destruction for vast areas of arable lands, the thing that deprives hundred of Palestinian civilians of their living.
Meantime, a Palestinian official report said " the number of the Palestinians killed at the hand of Israeli soldiers amounted to 2616 including 571 children (below 18 years old) since the outbreak of Al Aqsa Intifada in September 29, 2000 till May 31, 2003."