Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child Near Bethlehem

Fifteen year old, Erkan Mezher, was shot and killed by Israeli Defense Forces this morning, his death was confirmed shortly after the young boys arrival at Beit Jala (al-Hussain) Hospital. The cause of this was a common, early-morning, illegal village raid which was carried out against the West Bank refugee Camp of Dheisheh, situated South of Bethlehem.

According to media operating in Bethlehem, Israeli Defense Forces stormed several homes and entered the refugee camp heavily armed. Children with stones were shot at with live ammunition and tear gas. In addition to the murder of the 15 year old child, Erkan Mezher, two other Palestinian youths were transported to hospital with sustained bullet wounds.