A young Palestinian, only 18 years of age, was shot and killed, earlier on Tuesday at dawn, after dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank district of Bethlehem. The soldiers also kidnapped five, and injured many others. Malek Akram Shahin, 18, was shot with a live israeli army round in his head, and was moved to Beit Jala Hospital, where he died of his serious injury, medical sources said.
Eyewitnesses said a large Israeli military force invaded the refugee camp from various directions, leading to clashes with dozens of local youths, who hurled stones and empty bottles on them.
The army fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, causing several injuries.
The soldiers stormed and searched dozens of homes in the camp, and kidnapped five Palestinians, known to be members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
The kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Dia al-Ja’bari, Ali Mohammad Abu Ajamiyya, Mustafa al-Hasanat, Qussai Abu Laban and Mohammad Elias Sarahna. The soldiers also summoned Odai Ayyad and Bilal al-Afandi for interrogation in the Etzion military base.
In addition, the soldiers interrogated many families, while searching and ransacking their homes in the refugee camp.
Medics said the Israeli army stopped them, and their ambulances, and prevented them from even walking towards wounded residents, while many families were calling for help after suffering severe effects of tear gas inhalation.
One of those families is that of Abu Daoud Ramadan, who suffocated after inhaling the Israeli gas bombs.
Furthermore, clashes took place between dozens of residents and Israeli soldiers in ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem; the soldiers fired several live rounds, and rubber-coated steel bullets.
The clashes were mainly concentrated in the al-Moftah area, on the eastern entrance of the refugee camp.