Middle East

Israeli army kills a boy on the west bank of the Jordan River, Palestine seeks investigation

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 14-year-old Mohammed Shehade was shot dead by Israeli troops in the village of Al Kadel in the Bethlehem region.

Two other teenagers have been killed in the last 10 days on the west bank occupied by Israeli troops. (AFP)

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank killed a 14-year-old Palestinian boy, who accused teens of throwing Molotov cocktails.

“The 14-year-old Mohammed Shehade was killed by Israeli shootings at Arkadel” in the Bethlehem region, a statement from the ministry said Tuesday, urging Israeli international investigations.

Israeli troops said the army provided first aid, but the suspect died.

Two other teenagers have been killed in the last 10 days on the occupied west bank. Fatal incidents often occur there during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops.

The recent killings took place a week after witnesses stated that there was a conflict between protesters and Israeli troops after Israeli troops killed another teenage Palestinian on the west bank of the occupied Jordan.

Residents of the Nabi Saleh community northwest of Ramallah have identified the victim as Nehad Bargouthi, 19 years old.

His murder took place less than two days after the killing of a teenager by Israeli forces near the flash point of the West Bank town of Genin.

Mohammed Abu Sala, 17, was shot during a clash that occurred when Israeli troops destroyed a Palestinian home accused of killing illegal Israeli settlements on the occupied west bank in December. rice field.

Illegal Israeli settlers

Israel has occupied the West Bank since the Six-Day War in 1967.

Since then, approximately 475,000 Jewish settlers have emigrated to this territory and, along with nearly 2.9 million Palestinians, live in communities considered illegal under international law.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is the former Prime Minister of the Settlers Lobbying Council, which opposes the Palestinian state.

He denied formal peace talks with Palestinians during his tenure, but said he would work to improve the economic situation on the occupied West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority controls civilians.

Relations between Israel and the authorities led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are still at a loss. However, there have been signs of thaw in recent months after a series of high-level meetings, including Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz hosting Abbas at home.

Source: AFP

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