search

Palestinian boy, 7, dies in fall while being chased by IDF troops — PA

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The Palestinian Authority health ministry says a 7-year-old Palestinian boy has died after falling from an unspecified height after being chased by soldiers in a town near Bethlehem.

The ministry says Rayan Suleiman fell near the Palestinian town of Tuqu’, south of Bethlehem.

#تقوع 29/9/2022 : استشهاد الطفل ريان ياسر علي سليمان 7 سنوات اثر سقوطه وتوقف قلبه بعد مطاردة جيش الاحتلال لطلبة المدارس في بلدة تقوع .

Posted by ‎بلدية تقوع – Tuqu' Municipality / الصفحة الرسمـية‎ on Thursday, September 29, 2022

He was taken to a hospital where his death was declared by medical officials.

Army Radio, without citing a source, says the young boy was throwing stones at soldiers in the area.

The Israel Defense Forces says it is looking into the incident, but provides no further details.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed