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Israeli Police Shoot 5-year-old Boy in the Face on Christmas Eve

Israeli police shoot 5-year-old in the face while exiting school bus

Israeli forces shot 5-year-old Palestinian child, Jamal Ubeid, in the face with a rubber-coated bullet in East Jerusalem as he was getting out of a school bus on Wednesday afternoon.

According to maannews.net:

“An Israeli soldier fired a black rubber-coated bullet at the child from a close distance, injuring him under the eye,” the uncle of 5-year-old Muhammad Jamal Ubeid told Ma’an.

The incident reportedly took place in the East Jerusalem village of al-Issawiya, where Muhammad’s family lives.

The child’s uncle said that Muhammad and his 14-year-old sister stepped out of a school bus and had started to walk home when the Israeli forces shot him.

The uncle said there were no confrontations at all in the area between Israeli forces and Palestinians at the time of the shooting.

Israeli police have yet to comment on the incident.