May 22, 2017: Raed Ahmad Radayda, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers at the “Container” military roadblock near Bethlehem, after he allegedly ran towards the soldiers while carrying a knife.
The Israeli army claimed that the child ran towards the soldiers while carrying a knife, and after a short scuffle, the soldiers shot him.
Palestinian Red Crescent medics rushed to the roadblock, but the soldiers prevented them from approaching the wounded child, who eventually bled to death. The Israeli military did not report any injuries among the soldiers.
Th child’s family said they were searching for him after he went missing in the afternoon until they were officially informed of his death at night. Raed was from the al-Obeydiyya town, east of Bethlehem in the West Bank. Source: IMEMC