Palestinian police arrested 13 people suspected of setting fire to stands in the farmers’ market in central Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank Monday night after 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death during a brawl in the market earlier Monday evening.Spokesperson for the Palestinian security services Luay Irzeiqat said in a statement that large numbers of officers from different sectors in the Palestinian security services deployed in the city to “maintain order and prevent further clashes between families and property attacks.” The statement identified the teenager who was stabbed to death as 16-year-old Ibrahim Kanaan from Bethlehem city.
Kanaan was killed on Monday after he was stabbed in the neck during a family-feud related altercation in the central market of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank.
Irzeiqat said at the time that Palestinian police officers arrested a suspect and seized a weapon — “a sharp object” — used in the stabbing.
The Beit Jala governmental hospital reported that the teen was already dead when he arrived to the hospital after succumbing to a very deep stab injury in his neck.
Palestinian police officers and fire fighters rushed to the farmers’ market after angry family members of the victim set fire to several stands and stores in the market. Fire fighters managed to control fires, and no injuries were reported.