JERUSALEM, Israel – A Palestinian teenager named Zaid Fadel Al-Qaysiah, 15, was shot dead Wednesday during early morning clashes with Israeli soldiers in the al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron, the Palestinian Health Ministry told AFP.
The IDF reported Wednesday that riots broke out in the camp during an arrest raid. Terrorists threw stones and explosives at Israeli soldiers. The troops dispersed the crowd using a combination of live fire and less lethal weapons. The military said it was aware of “claims of a Palestinian being killed and a number of Palestinians being injured.”
15 year-old Zaid Fadl Al-Qaysieh from the Al-Fawwar camp, south of Hebron, was killed this morning during clashes with #IDF troops. #Palestinian media say he was shot in the head. 4 others were injured. 1 soldier was lightly injured. pic.twitter.com/pWytEmuiQp
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) May 13, 2020
The clashes come one day after an Israeli soldier, Sgt. First Class Amit Ben-Ygal, 21, was killed in the Palestinian town of Ya’bad when he was hit in the head by a rock thrown by a Palestinian youth while making arrests in the area.
Early this morning, Staff Sgt. Amit Ben Ygal was killed during operational activity by a terrorist in the Palestinian village of Ya'bad.
Throughout the day, our forces have been searching for the terrorist responsible for the attack. 10 arrests have been made so far. pic.twitter.com/sgdbNCAlfy
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 12, 2020
Ben-Ygal is the first Israeli soldier to be killed in action this year.
Israeli leaders vowed to find the person responsible for Ben-Ygal’s death and the military, together with the Shin Bet security agency, arrested at least 10 residents of the building where the rock was thrown.
Ben-Ygal’s funeral was held Tuesday evening at the Be’er Yaakov cemetery.
“He was my only son. I have nothing else, he was my whole world,” Ben-Ygal’s father said.
Hundreds of mourners showed up to pay their respects.
On Tuesday, Israeli forces also stopped an apparent attempted stabbing at the Qalandiya Crossing outside Jerusalem. A Palestinian tried to stab a border guard but was shot and wounded before finishing the attack.