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Israeli forces kill 15-year-old Palestinian in Bethlehem

July 23, 2018 10:37 A.M. (Updated: July 23, 2018 3:47 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A 15-year-old Palestinian child was killed while dozens of others were wounded by Israeli forces during violent clashes in the Dheisheh refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem predawn Monday.

According to local sources, large numbers of Israeli forces raided the Dheisheh refugee camp, causing clashes to break out among Palestinian youths and Israeli forces.

Sources added that the Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at the Palestinian youths, killing a 15-year-old Palestinian child who was identified as Arkan Thaer Mezher.

Dozens of others were reported to have suffered from suffocation.

The Israeli army said in a statement that it will hold an internal investigation into the death of the Palestinian child.

The video below shows the Palestinian child laying on the ground after he was shot by Israeli forces:
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