Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

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Protesters react to tear gas fired by Israeli occupation forces during a peaceful protest by Palestinians against illegal Israeli settlement expansion, in the occupied West Bank town of Salfit, on July 27, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Israeli occupation forces on Friday shot and killed a Palestinian teen in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian news agency, Wafa, reported.اضافة اعلان

Amjad Nashaat Abu Alia, 16, “died of critical wounds sustained by live bullets in the chest”, during confrontations near the village of Al-Mughayer, close to Ramallah, the ministry Palestinian health ministry said in a statement.

Around 300–400 Palestinians had gathered for a protest march against the expansion of an illegal Israeli settlement in the area, according to AFP.

The confrontations broke out when Israeli forces and settlers violently cracked down on a rally against settler attacks in the village, Wafa reported.

Israeli forces, in a statement to AFP, said they had deployed “riot dispersal means and live fire”.

The killing comes after two Palestinians were killed during an overnight raid by Israeli forces in Nablus early on Sunday.

Israeli occupation forces have killed at least 53 Palestinians since late March, mostly in the West Bank, the majority civilians, including Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was covering an Israeli raid in Jenin.

Over the same period, 19 Israelis — both military personnel and non-combatants — have been killed.

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