Palestinian Teen Shot Dead by Israeli Forces in Clashes Near Hebron

17-year-old was about to throw a firebomb toward moving vehicles on Route 60 when he was shot, IDF says.

Israeli security forces in a military ambulance stand next to a stretcher carrying the body of Haitham al-Baw, as they hand over the body to members of the Palestinian Red Crescent in the village of Halhul north of Hebron, February 5, 2016.
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A Palestinian teen was shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday noon, during clashes in the town of Halhul near Hebron in the West Bank. 

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the teen, identified as 17-year-old Haitham Al-Baw, was about to throw a firebomb toward moving vehicles on Route 60 when he was shot. Another teen was arrested. 

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces also erupted in several other locations throughout the West Bank and near the border of the Gaza Strip as well, where a man was reportedly seriously wounded by Israeli army fire. 

Nine Palestinians were wounded in clashes in In the northern West Bank town of Qabatiyah, the Palestinian Red Crescent reported. Clashes also erupted near Bethlehem, Bil'in and Qalqilia.

On Wednesday, Israeli security forces entered Qabatiyah to identify and map out three homes belonging to Palestinian assailants who killed an Israeli border police officer near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate earlier in the day. At least 10 Palestinians were arrested, including family members of the assailants.