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Israeli killing of 15-year-old Palestinian girl in West Bank casts light on civilian casualties


Associated Press

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — A 15-year-old Palestinian girl, Sadeel Naghniyeh, was killed by suspected Israeli fire when a raid into the refugee camp last week ignited the fiercest Israeli-Palestinian fighting in years. Her eighth-grade classmates carried her dead body at her funeral. Witness accounts and surveillance videos suggest that there were no clashes at that time on her street. The killing of Sadeel — one of 12 Palestinians under the age of 16 killed by suspected Israeli fire in the West Bank this year, according to a tally by The Associated Press — has renewed scrutiny of the military’s record of causing civilian casualties as violence surges in the occupied territory.

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