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Israel army kills Palestinian teen in Bethlehem

By AFP

Added 23rd July 2018 09:07 AM

Arkan Mizher, 15, was shot in the chest during clashes in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank.

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Arkan Mizher, 15, was shot in the chest during clashes in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank.

PIC: A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Gaza border fence east of Jabalia refugee camp on July 21, 2017. (AFP)
 
PALESTINE ISRAEL CLASHES
 
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager during a raid in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Palestinian health ministry said on Monday.
 
Arkan Mizher, 15, was shot in the chest during clashes in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, the ministry said.
 
His funeral was due to take place later on Monday.
 
The Israeli army said its forces had entered the camp and arrested two people suspected of "terror activity".
 
"During the operation, a violent riot was instigated in which Palestinians hurled rocks and threw firebombs and grenades at (Israeli) soldiers," the army said in a statement.
 
Soldiers fired live rounds at the protesters, the statement added.
 
The camp is in a part of the West Bank supposedly under full Palestinian control but the Israeli army regularly carries out raids in such areas.
 
It says the operations are necessary to arrest suspects, but they often spark violent clashes with young Palestinians.

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