Sinai, 1 Muharam 1436/25 October 2014 (MINA) – A Palestinian boy has been shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank, medics and residents said.
Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head on Friday in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of government in Ramallah, Aljazeera quoted By Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Saturday.
An Israeli army spokesman told the Reuters new agency that Israeli forces had prevented an attack: “They encountered a Palestinian man hurling a molotov cocktail… They opened fire and they confirmed a hit.”
Israeli soldiers open fire during clashes, killing 14-year-old boy army described as “man hurling a molotov cocktail”. The military said it would investigate the shooting.
Hammad was the second teen to be killed by army fire in eight days. A 13-year-old was killed last week in a West Bank village.
There were other clashes in Palestinian areas in and around Jerusalem on Friday in which several people were lightly injured.
Tensions have flared as the Jewish Sukkot holiday has brought increased visits by Jews accompanied by Israeli police to the Jerusalem holy site known to them as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary, with its Al-Aqsa Mosque complex. (T/R03/P3)
By Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)