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Israeli occupation forces kill another Palestinian in West Bank

Image of Mahmoud Hattab surrounded by medical help after being shot dead by Israeli forces in Ramallah, West Bank on March 23, 2017 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
Image of Mahmoud Hattab surrounded by medical help after being shot dead by Israeli forces in Ramallah, West Bank on March 23, 2017 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

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.

Image of Mohammed Hattab, the 17 year old who was shot dead by Israeli forces on 23 March 2017 [Facebook]

“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.

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