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Israel forces shoot, kill Palestinian boy in Ramallah

16-year-old Layth Abu Naim was shot dead by Israeli forces during protests in the West Bank on 30 January 2018 [Ma’an News Agency]

Israeli forces yesterday shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian during protests in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that 16-year-old Layth Abu Naim, from the Al-Mughayyer village, was shot in the head by Israeli forces with live ammunition.

Reports said that local Palestinian youth threw stones and rolled burning tyres towards armed Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition.

Abu Naim was critically injured and was taken to a hospital in Ramallah where he succumbed to his wounds.

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The teenager’s body was laid to rest following afternoon prayers today in the village of Al-Mughayyer.

Abu Naim is the eighth Palestinian to have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year, four aged 16 years old.

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