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Palestinian teen beaten to death by Israel forces

A Palestinian teen was beaten to death early today by Israeli occupation soldiers in the occupied West Bank

A Palestinian teen was beaten to death early today by Israeli occupation soldiers in the occupied West Bank, according to eyewitnesses and a medical source.

Amer Snobar, 18, from the town of Yatma, south of Nablus city, was attacked by soldiers guarding a Jewish-only settlement and died of his wounds, witnesses said.

A medical source said the teen was admitted to hospital with signs of assault on his body.

An Israeli military statement said a Palestinian fell while escaping and hit his head while being chased by army forces.

According to the army, the chase came after settlers said that their cars were attacked by stone-throwing Palestinians.

The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is regarded as "occupied territory" under International law, thus making all Israeli settlements there illegal.

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Note: This page was updated at 14:40 BST on October 26, 2020. An earlier version of this page incorrectly stated 'Israeli settlers' had beaten a Palestinian teen to death instead of 'Israeli occupation soldiers'. 

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