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Palestinian boy killed by Israeli forces in West Bank clash: Health Ministry

HEBRON, WEST BANK - OCTOBER 24: Israeli forces intervene in Palestinians protesting against the violations towards the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and demonstrate in solidarity with those on hunger strike in Hebron, West Bank on October 24, 2021. ( Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency )
Israeli forces intervene in Palestinians protesting against the violations towards the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and demonstrate in solidarity with those on hunger strike in Hebron, West Bank on October 24, 2021 [Mamoun Wazwaz - Anadolu Agency]

Israeli troops shot and killed a 13-year-old Palestinian boy during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military on the incident, which occurred east of the city of Nablus in the central West Bank.

The boy was shot in the abdomen and died soon after being rushed to hospital, the Health Ministry and medics said.

Six other Palestinians were treated at the scene of the clashes in the village of Beit Dajan, after inhaling tear gas launched by Israeli troops, the Palestine Red Crescent ambulance service said.

Violence has simmered in the West Bank, part of territory Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war, since US-sponsored peace talks broke down in 2014. The Palestinians seek the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem for a future state.

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