Israeli Troops Shoot Dead 16-year-old Palestinian in Clashes Near Hebron

Death of Omer Madi Jubarah reported by the Palestinian Health Ministry. IDF confirms firing at lower body of youth throwing stones at cars.

The mother (L) of Palestinian youth Omar Maddi, 16, is comforted by a relative as she mourns the death of her son in the al-Mizan hospital in the West Bank city of Hebron on February 10, 2016 after he was killed during clashes with Israeli security forces in the area of the Al-Arroub refugee camp.

A 16-year-old Palestinian youth was shot dead by IDF troops on Wednesday during clashes in Al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported.

The IDF confirmed that its troops had fired at a group of youths throwing stones at cars on the road adjacent to the refugee camp.

The youth, named as Omer Madi Jubarah, arrived at Hebron's Al-Meezan Hospital in critical condition with a bullet in his chest and subsequently died, according to the Maan Palestinian news service.

Haithem Al-Baw, 17, was killed last week in clashes with the IDF near Halhul, north of Hebron, and another Palestinian was arrested.

The West Bank town of Qabatiyeh, near Jenin, was cordoned off by the IDF for three days earlier this week, after assailants from the city were suspected of killing one Border Policewoman and wounding another in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem.