Israeli troops kill Palestinian teenager in occupied West Bank

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teenager in occupied West Bank
A young Palestinian was shot dead in the occupied city of Jenin during clashes with Israeli military.
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29 January, 2017
Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed since October 2015 [Getty]
A Palestinian teenager was shot dead Sunday and five others were wounded by Israeli soldiers at the Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said.

The person who was killed at the camp located in the northern West Bank was identified as 19-year-old Mohammed Abu Khalifa, the sources said.

The shooting occurred after an incursion into the camp by Israeli forces sparked clashes with young Palestinians, security officials from the Palestinian authority said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman alleged the soldiers had opened fire after entering the camp and being attacked with explosive devices.

"Faced with immediate danger, the soldiers fired at the main instigators of the violence," she told AFP.

None of the soldiers were hurt, she added.

A popular Palestinian uprising that erupted in October 2015 has resulted in the deaths of 252 Palestinians, 40 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese.

Israeli authorities have confiscated the bodies of killed Palestinians since the violence began, often keeping them for many months claiming it acts as a deterrence and to prevent clashes during funerals.