Israel forces kill Palestinian 14 year old in W. Bank: Palestinians

AFP , Ahram Online , Tuesday 22 Feb 2022

​Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank killed a Palestinian teenager on Tuesday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as the military said it shot dead a suspect throwing Molotov cocktails.

A teenager was killed in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers after troops arrived to demolish the home of a man accused of shooting dead an Israeli. Reuters

"Mohammed Shehade, 14, was killed by Israeli forces' gunfire in Al-Khader," in the Bethlehem area, a ministry statement said.

Palestinian news agency (Wafa), said that Shehade, was shot by the Israeli troops during clashes in Al-Khedr, before they arrested him despite being severely wounded.

The news agency said that the Israeli troops also prevented the Palestinian Red Crescent from reaching him.

Israel's army confirmed in a statement the death of a Palestinian, who was among three suspects who "hurled Molotov cocktails at passing drivers, endangering their lives" according to the Israeli version of events.

Troops were "conducting counterterrorism activity" in the Al-Khader area where numerous civilian vehicles had been targeted by the incendiary devices over the past month, the army said.

"The troops operated to stop them, firing at one of the suspects that hurled a Molotov cocktail toward passing vehicles. The suspect was hit," it said.

Troops provided first aid but the suspect died, it added.

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