The IDF said Sunday it is examining the Palestinian report according to which a 15-year-old boy was shot dead during a series of arrests in the Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem.
In an extensive series of raids to arrest wanted suspects, violent riots took place including hurling Molotov cocktails, stones and improvised explosive devices at the IDF forces, as reported by the IDF.
The IDF force responded with crowd-dispersal means and live shooting at main instigators.
There were no casualties among the IDF soldiers.
The photo of Arkan Thaher Mezher, 15, shows him shrouded with a PFLP flag, which is not at all normal for people under 18 who are killed in clashes.
The PFLP put out a full announcement of martyrdom for “the cub” Mezher, which I believe means he was a member of a PFLP youth militia or quasi-millitia. At any rate it sure appears like he was a member of the terror group.
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