A 12-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during clashes in Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem on Monday, Palestinian medics said.
Abed al-Rahman Shadi Obeidallah, 12, was caught in the crossfires of an intense battle between the IDF and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) inside the Aida Refugee Camp.
He (Obeidallah) was taken in a civilian car to Beit Jala Hospital, where he immediately underwent surgery; however, the doctors later pronounced him dead, Ma’an news agency reported.
He is the second Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers over the past 24 hours as clashes have spread. On Sunday night, an 19-year-old Palestinian was killed during clashes in Tulkarem in the West Bank.
Red Crescent officials told Ma’an that Huthayfa Othman Suleiman was shot in the chest during clashes and died in the operating room.
The killings follow violent confrontations over the weekend in which at least 230 Palestinians were wounded with around 90 of them with live ammunition.