Adam Essam Ayyad

January 03, 2023: Adam Essam Ayyad, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded the Deheishe refugee camp south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

A large Israeli military force invaded the refugee camp before the soldiers stormed, violently searched homes, leading to protests, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

Medical sources said the soldiers killed Adam after shooting him with a live round in the chest.

The sources said Palestinian medics provided the seriously injured child with the needed first aid and rushed him to a hospital in Bethlehem, but he succumbed to his wounds.

The soldiers also shot another child with a live round in the arm before the medics rushed him to a hospital.

During the searches of homes in the refugee camp, the soldiers abducted a young man Anan Ahmad Sarabta.

The child is the third Palestinian to be killed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank in the first three days of this new year, 2023.

On Monday dawn, dozens of armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Kafr Dan town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and killed  Mohammad Samer Houshiyya, 22, and Fuad Mohammad ‘Aabed, 25, and injured at least eight others, one seriously.

Last year, in 2022, Israeli soldiers killed 224 Palestinians, including 59 from the Jenin governorate, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Adam, the only child of his parents, was from the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC