File Photo: An Israeli border guard fires a riot-control round during clashes with Palestinians amidst a declared general strike by Palestinians against house demolitions carried out by Israeli authorities, in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya on February 19, 2023. AFP
The ministry announced the death of "Montaser Mohammad Theeb Shawa, 16, of his wounds, which he sustained two weeks ago by the occupation (Israeli) bullets in Balata camp" in Nablus in the northern West Bank.
The statement added that the "bullet penetrated his head".
Medical sources at the Rafidia hospital in Nablus said Shawa had been shot on February 8.
The Israeli military have not provided information on the incident.
Nablus has seen frequent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in recent months.
Since the start of this year, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed the lives of 50 Palestinian , including 4 killed by settlers, 12 children and an elderly woman, and a prisoner in the occupation prisons.
**This story was edited by Ahram Online