RAMALLAH: Israeli troops shot lifeless a 15-year-old Palestinian and critically wounded one other youngster within the occupied West Financial institution Thursday, the Palestinian well being ministry mentioned, with the military reporting they got here below assault.
Violence flared within the northern occupied West Financial institution city of Azzun when troops arrived to go looking suspects after fireworks have been launched at Israeli autos driving previous, the military mentioned.
“A number of suspects hurled Molotov cocktails on the troopers”, the military mentioned in a press release. “The troopers responded with dwell ammunition.”
The Palestinian well being ministry mentioned in a press release that Muhammad Nidal Salim, 15, was “killed by bullets within the again fired at him by the occupation (Israeli) troopers”.
Two others have been wounded, together with a toddler in crucial situation, the ministry added, with out giving their ages.
The military mentioned it was “conscious of experiences stating that a few of these suspects have been injured” and famous that no Israeli troopers have been harm, however gave no additional particulars.
The newest demise got here amid a surge in violence within the Israeli-Palestinian battle, and particularly within the occupied West Financial institution, which Israel has occupied because the Six-Day Conflict of 1967.
Late on Sunday, the Palestinian city of Huwara got here below assault by Israeli settlers, hours after two settlers have been shot lifeless as they drove by way of the northern occupied West Financial institution city.
Lots of of settlers set properties and automobiles ablaze and hurled stones in Huwara in a single day, and a Palestinian man was killed within the close by village of Zaatara.
Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Financial institution
On Monday, gunmen shot lifeless an Israeli-American motorist, and on Wednesday Israeli forces trying to find suspects within the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp close to Jericho killed a Palestinian man.
For the reason that begin of the yr, the Israeli-Palestinian battle has claimed the lives of 65 Palestinian adults and youngsters.
13 Israeli adults and youngsters, together with members of the safety forces and civilians, and one Ukrainian civilian have been killed over the identical interval, in line with an AFP tally primarily based on official sources from each side.
On Sunday, Israeli and Palestinian officers pledged in a joint assertion to “forestall additional violence” and “decide to de-escalation” following talks in Jordan.