Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli forces – health officials


A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was killed after Israeli forces responded to riots with ‘live fire’.

PHOTO: Getty Images, File

JERUSALEM
– A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli forces on Saturday,
near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinian health officials said.

The
Israeli military said that militants hurled explosives at soldiers who were in
a nearby military post.

“IDF
soldiers responded with riot dispersal means and live fire,” the Israeli
military said in a statement, but did not confirm the death.

READ | Israeli forces kill two Palestinian gunmen in West Bank raid

The
West Bank, which is among the areas where Palestinians seek statehood, has seen
a surge in violence over the last 18 months amid long-deadlocked US-sponsored
peacemaking efforts.

Local
Palestinian media said Israeli forces had fired live bullets and tear gas at
youngsters in the Al-Arroub refugee camp, in the southern West Bank, during a
raid. Reuters could not confirm the report.


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