Jerusalem (AP) — According to Israeli and Palestinian officials, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli troops on the occupied west bank after soldiers fired at a Palestinian throwing stones.
Palestinian official news agency Wafa said Mohammed Abdala Hamed was injured in an Israeli shooting near the city of Ramallah and then taken away by Israeli troops. The teenager died during Israeli detention, and the military said it was expected to release the body late Saturday.
Israeli troops said soldiers fired at a group of Palestinians throwing stones along the main highway. It confirmed that he had shot one, but did not reveal any further details about his condition or whereabouts.
In recent months, deadly violence has increased on the West Bank. The army carried out almost daily raids following a series of attacks that killed 19 Israelis in Israel. Several attackers came from the town of Genin on the northwest bank of the Jordan River.
Dozens of Palestinians were killed in an Israeli military assault. Most of the dead are said to have fired at Israeli troops or threw stones and incendiary bombs at them. The dead also include two apparent passers-by.
Approximately 500,000 Israeli settlers live in more than 130 settlements scattered on the west bank of the Jordan River, many of which are fully built and are now in suburbs and small towns. similar. Under the Israeli junta, nearly 3 million Palestinians live on the west bank of the Jordan River.
Israel occupied the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East War, and Palestinians want to make the West Bank a major part of the nation of the future. Israel considers the West Bank to be the biblical and historical center of the Jews. All governments, including the current government, have expanded their reconciliation.
Palestinians and many international communities see reconciliation as a violation of international law and an obstacle to peace as the future Palestinian state absorbs and divides the land it will establish.