Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen near West Bank's Bethlehem

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen near West Bank's Bethlehem
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Israeli military and settlers have killed at least 104 Palestinians so far this year.
The Israeli army has admitted to using live rounds on unarmed teenagers [Getty]
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Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager near the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, in what the army said was a response to stone-throwing.

"Mostafa Amer Sabah, 16, was killed by the occupation (Israeli) bullets in the town of Teqoa," a statement from the ministry said, without detailing the circumstances of the fatal shooting.

The Israeli military alleged that troops fired on Palestinians who "continued to hurl rocks towards the soldiers" in the town.

An AFP photographer saw relatives at a Bethlehem hospital gathering around Sabah's body, which was wrapped in a Palestinian flag.

The teenager's death comes a day after Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian the army accused of attempting to carry out a car-ramming attack in the northern West Bank.

The Israeli military has raided towns and villages across the West Bank nearly every day for over a year.

They and Israeli settlers have killed 104 Palestinians so far this year.

 
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