Palestinian media outlets are reporting the death of a Palestinian toddler who was accidentally shot by Israeli troops in the West Bank last week.
Two-and-a-half-year-old Mohammed Tamimi and his father were hit by gunfire as Israeli soldiers returned fire at Palestinian gunmen who had opened fire at the settlement of Neve Tzuf on Thursday.
The father was taken by Palestinian medics to a hospital in the West Bank, and the toddler was rushed to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan by military helicopter, in critical condition.
The Israeli hospital refuses to confirm the reports that the toddler has died.
The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement after the shooting that it “regrets the harm” to noncombatants.
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