A seven-year-old Palestinian boy died on Thursday after falling from a significant height while running away from Israeli soldiers in the village of Tuqu in Bethlehem, health officials said.
The Beit Jala hospital announced the death of the child, Rayyan Yaser Suleiman, after efforts to revive him failed.
The Palestinian education ministry said Suleiman died while being chased by Israeli soldiers after he and other students left his Al-Khansa School in the Bethlehem District, where he was a year two student.
The ministry mourned Suleiman as “a martyr” and called on the international community to “hold the occupation accountable for its crimes”.
Since the start of 2022, 35 Palestinian children have been killed in Israeli attacks, including 19 in the West Bank, and 16 in the Gaza Strip.
Dozens injured in West Bank attacks
On Wednesday, dozens of Palestinians were injured as clashes broke out in different areas of the occupied West Bank on Wednesday evening.
The clashes erupted in protest against the killing of four Palestinian young men during an Israeli raid in Jenin refugee camp.
At least 34 Palestinians were wounded in settler attacks in Madama village, south of Nablus. The attacks were carried out under Israeli occupation forces’ protection.
Meanwhile, two Palestinian children were detained south of al-Khalil and taken to an unknown detention center.
Along the same line, the Israeli police forces arrested two girls, the father and mother of the child detainee, Mahmoud Sami Abu Al-Hawa, from their home in Al-Tur town, east of Occupied Jerusalem.
Global Rights Watch called on the international community to take serious measures to put an end to the Israeli violations and to hold Israeli leaders accountable for depriving the Palestinian people from enjoying their inalienable rights.