Teen Killed in Clashes With Israeli Forces, Palestinian Report Says

The Israeli military said that Palestinians hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli forces while they were securing an intersection near a West Bank settlement

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the village of Kfar Qaddum in the West Bank, last week.
Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the village of Kfar Qaddum in the West Bank, last week. Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH - AFP

A 15-year-old Palestinian was shot dead in clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported on Friday night.

According to the ministry, Zaid Muhammad Ghnaim was hit by Israeli military fire in the neck and back in the village of al-Khader, near Bethlehem.

The military said that a number of suspects hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli forces while they were securing an intersection near the settlement of Efrat, and that the soldiers chased after the assailants.

During the chase, stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at forces in al-Khader, who responded with live fire. "A hit was identified," a military statement said, adding that "Israeli forces gave first aid at the scene, and he was later evacuated by the Palestinian Red Crescent."

On Wednesday, the ministry reported that 16-year-old Riat Rafik Amin was killed by Israeli fire during clashes at Joseph's Tomb in the city of Nablus.

Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency, reported that the clashes erupted when Jewish worshipers, escorted by the military, arrived at the tomb on the outskirts of the city to pray. The military said hundreds of Palestinians threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers.

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