Palestinian teenager shot dead in Israeli raid on occupied West Bank

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager when clashes broke out early Saturday as they entered a volatile town in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry and local media said.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military, which has intensified night raids in the northern West Bank city of Jenin in recent months.

The Health Ministry identified the dead as Amjad al-Fayyed, 17. It said another 18-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after being wounded by Israeli gunfire.

Local media reported that clashes broke out in front of the Jenin refugee camp as Israeli troops stormed the area. It was not immediately clear how al-Fayyed was shot.

Israel says it is conducting “counter-terrorism activities” to arrest wanted militants and planners of the recent deadly attacks in the West Bank and Israel.

On May 11, a veteran Palestinian journalist from the Al Jazeera satellite channel was killed while covering an Israeli military operation in Jenin. Shireen Abu Aqleh’s family, the broadcaster, the Palestinian Authority and witnesses accused Israel of shooting dead the Qatari broadcaster’s correspondent. Israel accused Palestinian militants of shooting at the journalist, but later backed down.

Israeli military officials said Thursday the military had identified a soldier’s rifle that may have killed Abu Akleh, but said it could not be certain unless the Palestinians turned over the bullet for analysis. Palestinian teenager shot dead in Israeli raid on occupied West Bank

Bobby Allyn

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