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Israeli Fire Kills Palestinian Teen in West Bank

Israeli Fire Kills Palestinian Teen in West Bank

Friday, 11 June, 2021 - 15:15
A man looks at the scene where gunfire was exchanged as the Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces killed Palestinian security men in Jenin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire on Friday during clashes between protesters and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said.

The Health Ministry identified the slain youth as Mohammed Hamayel, 15, adding that six protesters were wounded during the violence in the village of Beita near the city of Nablus where dozens of Palestinians demonstrated against the expansion of a nearby Jewish settlement at the expense of their land.

The official Palestinian news agency, Wafa, reported that Israeli troops fired live rounds, tear gas and rubber-coated steel pellets at the demonstrators. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.

On Thursday, Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians, including two security officers, in a shootout that erupted in the town of Jenin during what appeared to be an Israeli arrest raid overnight.

During last month's fighting over the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, unrest also flared in the West Bank, and tensions have remained high since.

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