Israel-Palestine Conflict: Israeli forces killed teenage Palestinian boy in West Bank

News Desk: According to Palestinian health ministry, Israeli forces killed a teenage Palestinian boy, named Mohammed Shehadeh in West Bank on Tuesday.

A local activist said that Israeli soldiers opened live fire injuring Shehadeh before detaining him and that soldiers prevented ambulances from reaching him.

Israel’s army confirmed in a statement the death of a Palestinian, whom it said was among three suspects who “hurled Molotov cocktails at passing drivers, endangering their lives”.

Troops were “conducting counterterrorism activity” in the Al-Khader area where numerous civilian vehicles had been targeted by the incendiary devices during the past month, the army said.

“The troops operated to stop them, firing at one of the suspects that hurled a Molotov cocktail toward passing vehicles. The suspect was hit” it said.

Troops provided first aid but the suspect died, it added.

The killing comes days after another teen, 19-year-old Nehad Amin Barghouti, was killed and shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh.