Israeli army kills 16-year-old Palestinian teen in West Bank nighttime raid

AP , Wednesday 23 Nov 2022

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli army shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian early Wednesday during a nighttime raid in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian death of teen
Palestinian relatives mourn over the body of 16-year-old Ahmed Amjad Shehadeh who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Nablus the previous day, on November 23, 2022. AFP

 

The ministry said Ahmed Shehada was killed by an Israeli bullet that hit his chest. Four other Palestinians were wounded during the West Bank raid in Nablus city, one seriously, it said.

The Israeli occupation said it had no immediate comment.

Violence in the West Bank has surged over the past several months as Israel has ramped up arrest raids after a spate of Palestinian attacks within Israel killed 19 people last spring.

During the same period, Israel killed more than 130 Palestinians and arrested hundreds others.

Israel has occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem since the 1967 Mideast war, and has since settled more than 500,000 people there illegally.

The Palestinians seek the occupied territory, along with the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, for their hoped-for independent state.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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