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15-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldiers

Palestinian women mourn during the funeral of Mohammad Hamayel, 15, who was killed during clashes with Israeli security forces in Beita, West Bank, on June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinian women mourn during the funeral of Mohammad Hamayel, 15, who was killed during clashes with Israeli security forces in Beita, West Bank, on June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinian men react as the body of Mohammad Said Hamayel, 15, killed Friday in confrontations with Israeli security forces following a demonstration, is carried to his grave in the occupied West Bank on June 11, 2021. (AFP)
Palestinian men react as the body of Mohammad Said Hamayel, 15, killed Friday in confrontations with Israeli security forces following a demonstration, is carried to his grave in the occupied West Bank on June 11, 2021. (AFP)
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12 Jun 2021 12:06:54 GMT9
12 Jun 2021 12:06:54 GMT9
  • Violence in the West Bank increased in early May, with at least 30 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces and in alleged attacks

RAMALLAH: A Palestinian teenager died on Friday after the Israeli Army shot him during clashes in the West Bank, Palestinian medics and the Health Ministry said.

“Mohammad Said Hamayel, 15, died in clashes” with Israeli forces near Beita, south of Nablus, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said six others had been wounded by live gunfire.

The Israeli Army did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.

According to Wafa, the Palestinian news agency, the violence took place during “a public protest against Israel’s construction of a colonial settlement outpost near the village,” to which the army responded with live fire and teargas.

Violence in the West Bank increased in early May, with at least 30 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces and in alleged attacks.

That came amid a flare-up in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem that led to 11 days of airstrikes launched by Israel against Hamas fighters in the besieged enclave of Gaza.

West Bank villages often hold Friday demonstrations against land confiscation, house demolitions and Israeli settlements deemed illegal under international law.

The events are often punctuated by clashes with the Israeli army.

Some 475,000 Israeli settlers live in the occupied West Bank, home to more than 2.8 million Palestinians.

AFP

 

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