Israeli occupation forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clash

Israeli occupation forces fire tear gas at Palestinians
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NABLUS, Palestinian Territories — Israeli occupation forces shot and killed a 15-year-old Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday when clashes erupted after Israeli occupation forces searching for a suspect stormed a refugee camp near Nablus.اضافة اعلان

The Palestinian health ministry said Imad Khaled Saleh Hashash died after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head in the Balata refugee camp.
Israel said it had conducted an overnight operation in the camp to apprehend "a suspect".

"During the mission, live ammunition was fired at troops from rooftops. The troops responded with fire towards the sources of the shooting," it said in a statement.

According to occupation forces, rioting then broke out, with residents hurling blocks and other objects from rooftops at occupation forces.

A crowd gathered later Tuesday in Balata for Hashash's funeral, waving Palestinian flags.

"A 15-year-old boy, what did he do?" said Khaled Ahmed, a cousin of the victim.

"An innocent boy sleeping at home, he heard a shooting in the camp so he went out like everyone else to see what was happening and was shot in the head," Ahmed told AFP.

Earlier this month, four Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli occupation forces in the restive Jenin refugee camp.

Following the deaths, Palestinian presidency spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina warned of the risk of an "explosion of the situation" in the occupied territory.
Some 2.8 million Palestinians live in the West Bank, as do 475,000 Israelis in housing units that are deemed illegal under international law.

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