A young boy who died while being fed in Jordan by Palestinians has been identified as the victim of a vicious conflict between the two countries.
A Palestinian woman reportedly left her husband to fend for himself after he was attacked by Israeli soldiers, who fired tear gas at him while he was at home in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.
The attack took place in the village of al-Araqib, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the Israeli city of Ramallah.
The Palestinian man was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
A video of the attack showed a group of Israeli soldiers surrounding a young Palestinian man who was sitting in a car in a nearby neighborhood.
The soldier then reportedly fired a tear gas canister, hitting the boy.
The Israeli army later said the soldier was “in a state of shock” when he arrived at the scene.
“He was not able to breathe properly and could not open his eyes,” said a statement from the hospital where the boy died.
“He was also in a serious condition.”
Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the man was “the victim of an attempted murder, an attempt to murder and an attempted kidnapping” and that the Palestinian woman who was responsible was being questioned.
In recent months, Israeli authorities have repeatedly raided Palestinian homes and confiscated food and goods belonging to Palestinians in a crackdown that has prompted international condemnation.
The Israeli military said in a statement that the soldier, who has not been identified, was not injured in the attack.
The attacks have led to widespread condemnation in Israel and the United States.
The United Nations has urged the Israeli government to end its “illicit and disproportionate use of force” and called on the Israeli army to refrain from “disregard for human life” in the future.
In a report released last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council called on Israel to halt its use of military force, including in the West Bank.
The council also called for the immediate and unconditional release of all Palestinians from Israeli prisons and urged Israeli authorities to provide a full and transparent investigation into the killing of the boy, who was shot while walking on a street in the neighborhood.