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.

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