Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

The shadow of a member of the Israeli occupation forces is reflected on a metal door as he takes position, February 18,2022. (Photo: AFP)
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank killed a Palestinian teenager on Tuesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.اضافة اعلان

"Mohammed Shehade, 14, was killed by Israeli forces' gunfire in Al-Khader," in the Bethlehem area, a ministry statement said.

Israeli forces confirmed in a statement the death of a Palestinian who they alleged was one of three suspects who "hurled Molotov cocktails at passing drivers, endangering their lives".

Troops were "conducting counterterrorism activity" in the Al-Khader area where “numerous” civilian vehicles had been targeted by the incendiary devices over the past month, Israeli forces said.

"The troops operated to stop them, firing at one of the suspects that hurled a Molotov cocktail toward passing vehicles. The suspect was hit," they said.

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