During the past few hours, the media released an item as if a Palestinian child was killed from tear gas inhalation during the course of a demonstration that the IDF dispersed.

The IDF examination of events showed that the child was brought early yesterday morning to the hospital in Hebron. Yet the demonstrations, which took place both yesterday and today, were in the afternoon hours. Therefore, this reported item is entirely false. In addition, no Palestinian official approached the IDF in regard to this matter.

Since the start of the rioting, cynical use has been made of the death and wounding of Palestinian children that took place as the result of road accidents and other events unrelated to the rioting, and presenting them as if they were the result of IDF action.

The IDF calls on the Palestinian Authority to desist from false reporting and to implement the agreements reached at Sharm El Sheik.