Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clash, say officials

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl rocks at Israeli forces during confrontaions in the town of Beita, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on July 23, 2021, after a protest against the Israeli outpost of Eviatar. - Israeli settlers left the Eviatar illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank on July 2 in adherence to an agreement struck with the new government, AFP reporters and a settler leader said. Under the terms of the deal published by the government, the settlers had to leave but their structures can remain and will be guarded by Israel's military. The defence ministry said it will study the area to assess whether it can, under Israeli law, be declared state land. (Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters): Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Friday, says the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The violence erupted at a protest against Israeli settlements near the city of Ramallah.

Witnesses said a crowd of young Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli forces, who in turn opened fire.

A 17-year Palestinian was shot and later died of his wounds, the Health Ministry said.

The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the incident.

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