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Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Teen in West Bank Clash: Palestinian Officials

Palestinian youth threw stones, lit fires and tore down police barricades in the streets leading to the walled Old City gates. (AP/ File photo)

Palestinian youth threw stones, lit fires and tore down police barricades in the streets leading to the walled Old City gates. (AP/ File photo)

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

The violence erupted at a protest against Israeli settlements near the city of Ramallah

Witnesses said a crowd of young Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli forces, who in turn opened fire.

A 17-year Palestinian was shot and later died of his wounds, the Health Ministry said.

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The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the incident.

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first published:July 24, 2021, 02:54 IST