Report: Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

Palestinian medical source reports that IDF troops shoot, kill 15-year-old Palestinian during clash in Jelazoun refugee camp, near West Bank city of Ramallah. IDF investigating report

Israeli troops shot dead a 15-year-old Palestinian during a Saturday night clash in Jelazoun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, a Palestinian medical source told AFP.


He named the youth as Wajih al-Ramhi and said that he was dead on arrival at Ramallah, from a single gunshot.


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The victim's father said that an IDF soldier shot a single bullet in the direction of his son from a watch tower. According to the father, his son was not taking part in clashes with the IDF.


The camp is close to the Israeli settlement of Beit El and is the scene of frequent clashes between young Palestinian stone-throwers and soldiers.


Saturday's death brought to 26 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of this year, the great majority in the West Bank, according to an AFP tally.


The IDF said the report is being investigated.


Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun contributed to this report



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פרסום ראשון: 12.07.13, 19:25
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