Palestinian youth killed by Israeli army in West Bank: ministry

The sisters of 17-year-old Palestinian Amjad al-Fayed killed in clashes during an Israeli army raid in Jenin on the occupied West Bank mourn his death. (Photo: AFP)
A Palestinian teenager was shot by Israeli troops Friday near the town of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank and later died of his wounds, the Palestinian health ministry said.اضافة اعلان

Zayd Mohammed Ghouneim was shot in the back and neck and died in hospital, a ministry statement said.

Contacted by AFP, the Israeli army said it was not immediately in a position to comment on the matter.

Nineteen people, mostly Israeli civilians -- including 18 inside Israel and a Jewish West Bank settler -- have been killed in attacks in Israel by Palestinians and Israeli Arabs since late March.

Israeli security forces have responded with raids inside Israel and the West Bank, particularly in the flashpoint northern district of Jenin. Three Israeli Arab attackers and a police commando have died. 

Thirty-five Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank -- suspected militants but also non-combatants, including a journalist who was covering a raid in Jenin and bystanders.

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