Israeli occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian youth and wounded three others on Thursday in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian health official said. The Israeli army said they had attacked a settlement with petrol bombs.
“Mohammed Hattab, 17, was killed by Israeli forces during clashes that occurred at the entrance of Al-Jalazone refugee camp north of the West Bank city of Ramallah,” the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement.
“Another three Palestinians were seriously injured in the clashes,” it added.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said three assailants got out of a car and threw petrol bombs towards the settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah when troops opened fire and confirmed hitting the men. She said the car then fled the scene.
Video footage captured by a bystander shows the aftermath of the incident.
At least 240 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian Territories in a period of sporadic violence that began in October 2015 but has tapered off in recent months.