Palestinians say video shows Gaza youth being shot in head

The Palestinian health ministry is claiming that a Palestinian youth was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers yesterday and is in critical condition.

A video clip making the rounds on Palestinian social media, said to have been filmed east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, shows several youths trying to throw tires at an Israeli military position some distance away.

One of the youths, dressed in a white T-shirt and wearing a surgical mask on his face, can be seen placing a tire on other burning tires so that it too can catch fire, then turning around and, with his back to the border fence, throwing his arms up in a gesture of celebration.

The youth, identified by Palestinians as Tahrir Abu-Sabla, then drops down to the ground and as others rush towards him and pick him up to take him to an ambulance, blood can be seen flooding out from his head.

(The Times of Israel version has been edited.)

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