RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM —Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli forces on Friday in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the teen as 18-year-old Mahmoud Nakhleh, who was shot in the abdomen with live bullets during a protest against the Israeli army in the al-Jalazun refugee camp.
Several people were also injured in the clashes that erupted between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces during protests in Ramallah against the Israeli settlements construction and the seizure of their lands.
According to a local Palestinian news agency, Israeli soldiers shot Nakhleh from a distance of fewer than 10 metres.
The soldiers tried to detain Nakhleh afterwards, local news out let reported, but Palestinian paramedics were able to take him after a standoff that lasted more than 30 minutes. After Nakhleh was transferred to a hospital, he was pronounced dead.
Ramallah was under a complete lockdown by the Israeli army on Thursday, following a shooting attack by an unknown Palestinian who killed two Israeli soldiers near the illegal settlement of Ofra.
Most of the entry checkpoints were reopened on Friday, but Israeli forces remain heavily deployed on the outskirts of Ramallah and have carried out sporadic raids into the twin city of al-Bireh, resulting in Palestinians protesting against their presence.
According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, at least 100 Palestinians have been arrested over the past 24 hours.
Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in separate operations overnight on Wednesday and on Thursday afternoon.
Protests against the Israeli army continued across the occupied West Bank. In the village of al-Lubban al-Gharbiyeh near Nablus, a Palestinian youth was injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet to his eye.