According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, a 16-year-old was murdered in a conflict close to the town of Bethlehem after being shot in the chest.
Palestinian officials claim that an Israeli soldier killed a Palestinian teenager amid clashes in the occupied West Bank.
According to Palestinian media, the gunshot on Friday occurred during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in a village close to Bethlehem.
Israeli soldiers replied to some teenage Palestinians throwing rocks at them near Bethlehem with tear gas and bullets, according to Palestinian witnesses quoted by the news agency Reuters.
Mustafa Sabah, 16, was identified as the victim by the Palestinian Ministry of Health. He apparently took a bullet to the chest.
According to the Israeli military, scores of Palestinians threw rocks at soldiers, “who responded with riot dispersal means and shooting into the air.”
According to the army, the suspects kept throwing rocks at the soldiers, endangering their lives. The soldiers answered with real fire. Hits were located.
The event was being investigated, it said.
In an operation in Jenin that resulted in fights with Palestinian fighters, Israel’s soldiers earlier claimed to have detained a suspected fighter and seized weapons.
According to Israeli forces, suspects who threw explosive devices at them were fired upon. According to the Palestinian news agency WAFA, the violence injured at least four Palestinians. According to Palestine TV, the police stopped ambulances from moving and made arrests before pulling back.
On Thursday, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank in a different incident.
This year has seen an increase in violence in the occupied West Bank due to a number of raids by the Israeli military, settler attacks, and Palestinian attacks. Since January, more than 90 Palestinians, at least 19 Israelis, and foreigners have died.
In the Middle East War of 1967, Israel took control of East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Since then, it has constructed sizable settlements there that the international community views as unlawful.