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Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian child near Bethlehem

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian child near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Tuesday, January 3, 2023 (WAFA) - A Palestinian child has been shot dead by Israeli forces during a military raid in the refugee camp of al-Dheisha, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Security sources confirmed that Adam Ayyad, 15, was shot with a live bullet in the chest and taken to the Beit Jala hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Another child was shot in the hand, according to the sources.

Israeli forces broke into the camp and proceeded to raid and ransack Palestinian-owned houses, sparking confrontations, during which the soldiers fired live and rubber-coated steel bullets as well as sound and toxic gas canisters.

Meanwhile, the forces detained one youth after raiding his family's house.

With the Israeli killing of Ayyad, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since beginning of 2023 has risen to three.

Yesterday,  Israeli army killed Mohammad Samer Houshieh, 22, after being shot in the chest, and Fouad Mahmoud Abed, 25, after he was shot in the belly and thigh during a raid in the town of Kufr Dan, in the north of the West Bank.

Three others were wounded, one on them hit in the chest and reported in critical condition.


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