Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli troops

Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli troops
Israeli forces shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian during clashes in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron's al-Aroub refugee camp.
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10 February, 2016
The youth's mother (l) mourns the death of her son at al-Mizan hospital [Getty]

A Palestinian youth has been killed by Israeli fire during clashes near Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.

Omar Youssef Jawabreh was shot dead by Israeli troops at the entrance of al-Aroub refugee camp.

Medical sources from al-Mizan hospital in Hebron said the 16-year-old arrived at the hospital in a critical condition, after being shot in the left breast before he bled to death.

Omar was shot dead at the entrance of al-Aroub refugee camp

Local sources told The New Arab that the young man was standing on the main street near the entrance of the camp when Israeli soldiers opened fire from a military watchtower causing his fatal injuries.

It is currently unclear whether he was involved in alleged skirmishes in the camp.

Local sources denied that there were any notable clashes when the shooting took place, and no apparent reason for Israeli forces targeting him.

According to an Israeli army spokesperson Israeli soldiers "spotted a number of boys throwing stones at Israeli vehicles at route 60 near al-Arrub refugee camp", adding that "the soldiers responded with riot dispersal means and shot one of the demonstrators with live fire".

Omar's death brings the death toll of Palestinians killed since October last year to 175.