Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Military Fire in the West Bank

Fifteen-year-old Imad Hashash was shot in the Balata refugee camp in the West Bank after attempting to throw a heavy object at an IDF soldier

Yaniv Kubovich
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IDF forces in Nablus, in the West Bank, this month.
IDF forces in Nablus, in the West Bank, this month.Credit: Majdi Mohammed/AP
Yaniv Kubovich
Yaniv Kubovich

A 15-year-old Palestinian was killed Monday overnight by Israeli military fire in a refugee camp near Nablus in the West Bank, after he had attempted to throw a heavy object at a soldier, according to the army.

The soldier was part of a force that arrived at the Balata refugee camp to arrest a resident on a suspected terrorism charge.

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The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the youth as Imad Hashash, a resident of the refugee camp. Hashash sustained a head injury and was pronounced dead at the Rafidia Hospital in Nablus.  

Imad Hashash, resident of the Balata refugee camp in the West Bank, was killed Tuesday.

According to the IDF, the soldiers and Palestinian residents exchanged fire at the site, with the residents also throwing stones and other objects. No soldiers were injured. 

A week ago, four Palestinians were killed by special undercover Israeli forces in an arrest operation in the West Bank. 

The four people were killed after the Israeli forces entered the refugee camp in Jenin to arrest a Hamas suspect, leading to armed Palestinians opening fire at them. Three other Palestinians were injured.

At the beginning of the month, six Palestinians were wounded during a confrontation between Israel police forces and Palestinians in Jenin, according to Palestinian media reports.

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