Palestinian killed by Israeli occupation forces in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces deploy as settlers from the settlement of Eli reportedly try to take control of a water spring in the Palestinian village of Qaryut, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on June 24, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories  — A Palestinian teenager died from his wounds hours after being shot by Israeli occupation soldiers in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian sources said Saturday.اضافة اعلان

Mohammad Hamad, 16, was shot and wounded on Friday evening near the town of Silwad, close to Ramallah in the northern West Bank, and died hours later, a Silwad councilor told AFP.

The councilor said that the teenager was near a road leading to the neighboring settlement of Ofra when Israeli occupation soldiers shot him.

An Israeli occupation army spokeswoman said dozens of Palestinians had gathered near Silwad and that "a number of suspects hurled rocks" at passing cars, "endangering civilians."

"Soldiers at the scene operated to stop the suspects in accordance with standard operating procedures, using live fire as a last resort," she told AFP.

A Palestinian was hit, she added, without giving further details.

The death comes amid a spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence. 

Israeli occupation forces have responded with raids inside Israel and in the West Bank. Three Israeli Arab attackers and at least 46 Palestinians have been killed.

Among those killed were suspected militants and non-combatants, including an Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh covering a raid in Jenin.

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