Israeli military forces have shot and killed a Palestinian teenage boy as tensions continue in the occupied Palestinian territories as part of the aftermath of US President Donald Trump's announcement of his so-called deal of the century on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Palestinian sources, requesting not to be named, said clashes broke out on Wednesday between a group of Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops at Mount al-'Arma on the outskirts of Beita town, located 13 kilometers (8.1 miles) southeast of Nablus.
Israeli soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets as well as tear gas canisters in order to disperse the crowd.
Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Tarif Ashur announced in a statement that 15-year-old Mohammad Abdul-Karim Hamayelhad had been shot in the head and taken to Nablus’ Rafidia Surgical Hospital in critical condition.
The statement added that Hamayel succumbed to his injury upon arriving at the hospital.
Ashur noted that 17 Palestinians, including head of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee Walid Assaf, were treated for gunshot wounds.