The doctors at the public hospital in Beit Jala say that Malik Akran Sahin, who was killed in the night of 8 December in the course of the IDF operation to arrest terrorists in Bethlehem, was killed as a result of the use of explosive bullets.
They told the news Agency Maan that the bullet exploded inside the skull, causing the skull was split into hundreds of parts. They noted that Israeli forces were aiming at the boy’s head, that is, the murder was premeditated.
Sahin was fatally wounded during the incident in which Palestinian youth started throwing the soldiers of the IDF improvised explosive devices and Molotov cocktails. According to eyewitnesses, the young man for a long time failed to evacuate from the scene of the collision.
Explosive bullets were banned by the St. Petersburg Declaration of 1868, the Hague conventions of 1899 and 1907. The reason for this was caused by this kind of ammunition torment, as well as their lethality, associated with the fact that many splinters stuck in the tissues of the body.
The Palestinians have repeatedly accused Israeli army in the use of explosive bullets, the IDF repeatedly denied these accusations.