Israeli troops kill Palestinian teenager in refugee camp

Israeli forces kill another Palestinian teeneger during raid at Aida refugee camp in occupied West Bank

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

An Israeli soldier fires a tear gas canister at Palestinian protesters during clashes in the occupied West Bank

Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian teenager during a raid at a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on Tuesday, according to Palestinian sources.

The death of Palestinian teenager, who was later identified as 19-year-old Malek Shahin, came amid rising clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters after the declaration of the intifada. The Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, began in 1987.

In the first two intifadas, in 1987-1993 and 2000-2005, thousands of people were killed and many more wounded in near daily violence.

After the latest incident -the killing of Malek Shahin- clashes erupted between Israeli security forces and Palestinians at another refugee camp, Aida in Bethlehem.

According to Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency, the reason of the Israeli raid in the refugee camp was not clear and there is not enough details regarding the incident. However, residents in the occupied lands said that Israeli authorities have been aiming to put Palestinians under pressure.

So far, at least 109 Palestinians have been killed by gunfire from Israeli security forces since October 1, and about 17 Israelis have died in stabbing attacks. The unrest in the occupied territories started on the eve of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah on September 13.  

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