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Palestinians say Israeli fireplace kills teen in West Bank rally

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The Palestinian Health Ministry stated a 16-year-old Palestinian died shortly after he was wounded by Israeli military fireplace within the occupied West Bank

The Palestinian Health Ministry stated a 16-year-old Palestinian died shortly after he was wounded by Israeli military fireplace within the occupied West Bank

Israeli forces opened fireplace at Palestinian protesters within the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing a 16-year-old and wounding 5 individuals, the Palestinian Health Ministry stated.

According to the ministry, Amjad Abu Alia was shot within the chest by a dwell bullet and pronounced useless after he was dropped at the hospital. He was shot as some 250 Palestinians gathered to protest in opposition to Israeli settlement growth within the village of Mughayer, north of town of Ramallah.

There was no instant assertion from the Israeli army.

The protesters closed a street utilized by settlers with burning tires, after which scuffles erupted with the settlers, based on an Associated Press reporter on the scene. The Israeli army stepped in, firing stun grenades and tear fuel to disperse the protesters.

Shortly after, each settlers and troopers fired dwell pictures, based on Wafa, the official Palestinian information company.

Abu Alia was shot as he was working away with a bunch of protesters. The ministry stated 5 protesters have been wounded; three by dwell fireplace and two by rubber-coated bullets.

Demonstrations in opposition to Israeli settlement expansions are a weekly incidence in a number of components of the West Bank, which Israel occupied within the 1967 Mideast conflict.

The Palestinians need the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for a future state, together with a capital in east Jerusalem. They say the constructing of settlements, which home half 1,000,000 settlers, hinders an unbiased, contiguous Palestinian state sooner or later.

Most of the worldwide group doesn’t acknowledge settlements and considers them unlawful.

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