BETHLEHEM, Friday, September 30, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today injured a Palestinian child and detained two others in the Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, according to local sources.
They said that Israeli forces opened fire towards protestors in the course of confrontations at the eastern entrance of Bethlehem, hitting an eight-year-old child by a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head and causing dozens others to suffocate from tear gas.
The soldiers detained two other children.
The confrontations erupted amidst rising tensions in Bethlehem governorate following the funeral procession of seven-year-old Rayyan Yaser Suleimen, who died of a heart failure while being chased by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.
Rayyan Yaser Suleiman was coming home from school with other pupils in the village of Tuqu when troops gave chase, and he "died on the spot from fear," his father Yasser said.
Earlier, Palestinian health officials said Rayyan had died on Thursday after falling from a significant height while running away from Israeli soldiers.
A medical official who inspected the boy's body told Reuters that it bore no sign of physical trauma and that the death appeared consistent with heart failure.