Israeli Forces Shoot Dead Palestinian Youth in West Bank

Edited by Lena Valverde Jordi
2016-02-06 15:44:23

Ramallah, February 6 (RHC)-- Israeli forces have opened fire on two Palestinian minors, killing one and injuring the other.  The Palestinian news agency Ma’an says that Israeli troops targeted two Palestinian youth who reportedly attempted to throw Molotov cocktails at vehicles in the town of Halhul north of the city of Hebron.

The Israeli military said the two were spotted on a highway north of Hebron, and one of them was gunned down.  The other Palestinian minor was injured and detained in the incident.

Witnesses said they saw a child lying on the ground and another handcuffed and blindfolded. They said Israeli forces then put the slain child into a black bag.  Israelis also prevented paramedics to reach the scene of the shooting, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

Hebron and the towns and villages in its vicinity have been a frequent scene of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces since a fresh wave of unrest began in the occupied West Bank in early October 2015.  The clashes erupted after Palestinians protested plans by Israelis to change the status quo of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surrounding compound, a highly revered place for the Muslims across the world.

Over 170 people have been killed and hundreds more have been injured in the clashes across the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.  Israelis say 26 troops and settlers have also been killed over the past few months.


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