Israeli forces fatally shoot teenager amid West Bank violence

Streaming HUBMarch 2, 2023

Israeli forces shot dead a teenage boy on Thursday in the north of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said, the latest incident in months of violence.

The ministry said Mohammad Salim, 15, was wounded in the back with another teenager who was shot in the chest in the village of Azoun near the town of Qalqiliya. Salim died in the hospital.

Palestinian media reported that both were injured because they threw stones at Israeli soldiers who had entered the village. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.

Israeli forces have been conducting almost daily raids into Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank as violence that began last spring continued.

Two Palestinians killed in separate violent clashes with Israelis in West Bank

A teenager died from Israeli gunfire in the West Bank during severe violence, the Palestinian health ministry said.

A teenager died from Israeli gunfire in the West Bank during severe violence, the Palestinian health ministry said.

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Since the beginning of this year, 64 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, about half of them militants, according to a tally by The Associated Press. During the same period, 14 Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks against Israelis. It has been one of the deadliest periods between Israelis and Palestinians in years.

Meanwhile, an Israeli court convicted four Jewish Israelis of inciting violence and terror for attending a wedding in which participants celebrated an arson attack that killed a Palestinian child and her parents .

The 2015 attack on Duma village in the West Bank killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh and his parents, Riham and Saad, and was condemned from across Israel’s political spectrum.

Months after the attack, a video of a wedding broadcast on Israeli television showed guests at the wedding brandishing rifles and dancing to music with the song Calling for Revenge, while some of Ali’s images of the stabbing were shown.

According to Israeli media, the four suspects were minors at the time of the marriage and were acquitted by a juvenile court. Prosecutors appealed that decision, which resulted in the conviction, in Jerusalem’s district court on Thursday.

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