July 22, 2018: Arkan Tha’er Mezher, 15, died after being shot with a live round in the chest while protesting the invasion of his refugee camp, Deheishe Camp in Bethlehem, by Israeli soldiers in the pre-dawn hours.
After the child was shot, he was rushed Beit Jala (al-Hussein) Governmental Hospital, where he was declared dead.
His death came as dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, killing Arkan injuring two young men and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded the camp, storming and ransacking homes, causing damage.
They added that dozens of youngsters protested the invasions, and hurled stones at the soldiers, who fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
In addition, the soldiers abducted two young men from the camp.
Arkan was from Deheishe camp, in Bethlehem, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC