Palestinian Youth Killed in Clashes With Israeli Army in West Bank

Israeli army says over 100 Palestinians attacked them with stones in Nabi Saleh, prompting them to return fire; clashes and wounded reported near Nablus

Palestinians tend to an injured demonstrator during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, on May 12, 2017, after a demonstration following Friday prayers in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails.
Palestinians tend to an injured demonstrator during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, on May 12, 2017, after a demonstration following Friday praye ABBAS MOMANI/AFP

A young Palestinian was killed Friday morning in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, over 100 Palestinians were outside the village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank and were throwing stones at Israeli soldiers.

20-year-old Saba Nadal Abid was reportedly killed in clashes with the IDF in Nabi Salah, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. May 12, 2017
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According to the army, one person was wounded from a Ruger bullet - a live round considered to have a limited impact. They later said an additional Palestinian was shot with a rubber bullet and required medical care.

The Palestinian identified the youth as 20-year-old Saba Nadal Abid, who reportedly sustained critical wounds after being shot in the chest and later died in a local hospital.

Palestinians also report clashes in the village of Beita, not far from Nablus, with dozens reportedly suffering from tear gas inhalation. Reports also said one Palestinian was seriously wounded after sustaining a head wound from IDF fire.

Palestinians throw stones towards Israeli troops during clashes after a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Beita, southeast of Nablus city, Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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