Palestinian teen shot by Israeli forces dies: Palestinian health ministry

AFP , Monday 20 Feb 2023

A 16-year-old Palestinian died Monday from his wounds almost two weeks after being shot in the head by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.

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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

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