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Israeli troops kill Palestinian teenager in West Bank clash

Mourners attend the funeral of Palestinian teenager Mohamad Hamayel, who was killed by Israeli forces during clashes according to health ministry, in Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

June 11, 2021

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

The violence erupted at a protest against Israeli settlements near the city of Nablus, witnesses said.

The Israeli military called it “a violent riot with hundreds of Palestinians”.

“The rioters burned tyres, hurled rocks and launched fireworks towards (Israeli) troops who were present at the scene, endangering their lives,” said a military spokesperson. “The troops responded with riot dispersal means and fired toward the rioters.”

A 15-year Palestinian was shot and later died of his wounds, the Health Ministry said.

During last month’s fighting over the Palestinian-run Gaza Strip, unrest also flared in the West Bank, and tensions have remained high since.

(Reporting by Ali Sawafta; Editing by Angus MacSwan)



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