Obaida, who grew up in the Arroub refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, will never see that freedom. On Monday evening, Obaida was shot in the chest by an Israeli occupation soldier during a demonstration near the entrance of Arroub refugee camp. He was demonstrating on the road he dreaded: Route 60. The soldier who fired the shot was about 70 meters away from the youth, witnesses told Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP). Israeli forces then blocked the entrance to the refugee camp, preventing an ambulance from reaching Obaida. The boy was taken in a private car to a medical center in the town of Beit Fajjar, where he was pronounced dead. Obaida Jawabra, who was 17, was due to graduate from a vocational cooking course next month. Instead of celebrating that achievement, his family had to bury their son.
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