JERUSALEM (Reuters) -A Palestinian boy died of coronary heart failure whereas being chased by Israeli troopers within the occupied West Financial institution on Thursday, his father mentioned, an account disputed by the military whereas Washington voiced sorrow on the incident and inspired an investigation.
Seven-year-old Rayyan Suleiman was coming house from faculty with different pupils within the village of Tuqu when troops gave chase, and he “died on the spot from concern,” his father Yasser mentioned in a video circulated on social media.
A medical official who inspected the physique informed Reuters that it bore no signal of bodily trauma and that the demise appeared per coronary heart failure. The Palestinian International Ministry condemned the incident as “an unpleasant crime” by Israel.
An Israeli navy spokesman mentioned troops had been within the neighborhood on the time to seek for Palestinians suspected of fleeing into the village after having thrown rocks at motorists.
“An preliminary inquiry exhibits no connection between the searches performed by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) within the space and the tragic demise of the kid,” the spokesman mentioned.
Palestinian residents mentioned there was no stone-throwing on the time. The navy spokesman added that “the small print of the incident are beneath overview.”
In Washington, deputy State Division spokesperson Vedant Patel mentioned, “The U.S. is heartbroken to be taught of the demise of an harmless Palestinian youngster.”
“We assist a radical and fast investigation into the circumstances surrounding the kid’s demise” alongside an Israeli navy probe, he added.