Confrontations erupt in Beit Lahm after child Rayan Suleiman funeral
Violent confrontations erupt between Palestinian youths and Israeli occupation forces in Beit Lahm after the funeral of the child Rayan Yasser Suleiman.
Violent confrontations erupted on Friday between Palestinian youths and the Israeli occupation forces, in the town of Teqoa, southeast of Beit Lahm, after the funeral of the martyred child Rayan Suleiman.
The confrontations began immediately after the funeral of the child, as Palestinian youths began throwing stones at the occupation forces, local Palestinian sources said.
مــواجــهات عنيفة مع الاحتلال في تقوع جنوب شرق بيت لحم، عقب تشييع جثمان الطفل ريان سليمان (7 سنوات) pic.twitter.com/4s1RCSPEcs— فلسطين أون لاين (@pl24online) September 30, 2022
Palestinian 7-year-old child Rayan Yasser Suleiman died on Thursday as his heart stopped when he was chased alongside other school children by the Israeli occupation forces in the town of Teqoa, southeast of Beit Lahm, according to Palestinian medical sources.
رئيس بلدية تقوع: "الطفل ريان سليمان (7 سنوات) استــشـــهـــد خوفاً، حيث توقف قلبه أثناء ملاحقة قوات الاحتلال له في تقوع جنوب شرق بيت لحم". pic.twitter.com/ADwKXrKKq3— شبكة قدس الإخبارية (@qudsn) September 29, 2022
A security source stated that the occupation forces pursued school students in the Khirbet Al-Deir area while they were heading to their homes. The student Rayan fell to the ground after his heart stopped beating.
Israeli media reported that “a child died of a heart attack while soldiers were chasing him after clashes that erupted in Teqoa, Beit Lahm district,” adding that “the child Rayan Suleiman (7 years), from the town of Teqoa, southeast of Beit Lahm, died after suffering a heart attack while being pursued by Israeli soldiers."
"أنا الشبل الفلسطيني بأرضي زُرعتُ كالزيتون والتين— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) September 30, 2022
أنا الشبل الفلسطيني جيوش الغدر تخشاني
وحور العين تهواني أنا ما بعت أوطاني
ولا سلّمت رشاشي حملت اليوم أكفاني
وزاد بقلبي إيماني بأن النصر والتحرير
على يد الأشبال آتٍ"#الميادين #فلسطين #ريان_سليمان pic.twitter.com/umWi9CjKvG
It is noteworthy that Palestinian human rights data confirmed earlier that dozens of Palestinian martyrs were shot by the Israeli occupation, and hundreds of male and female detainees were under 18 years old.
In addition, 83 Palestinian children were killed in 2021 and 2022, according to Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) data.