Palestine: 7-year-old dies after falling while running away from Israeli soldiers

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A Palestinian child has died after falling from a high position while running away from Israeli soldiers who were chasing him in the village of Toqou, near Bethlehem.

Medical sources confirmed that 7-year-old Rayan Yaser Suliman was moved to the Beit Jala hospital after falling. However, efforts to revive him have failed.

Rayan’s father, Yaser, said that he tried to rush to the hospital but Israeli soldiers stopped the car and only let them go when they realized that his son was dead.

According to data, the Israeli military has killed at least 40 Palestinian children so far this year.

The US have asked Israel to open an investigation around Suliman’s death.

“We are heartbroken by the death of an innocent child. We support an immediate and thorough investigation”, US department of state principal deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said.