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Israeli army kills Palestinian teen in West Bank

IANS | March 31, 2024 11:04 AM

RAMALLAH: The Israeli army has killed a Palestinian teenager, and wounded two others in the West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian medical sources said.

The sources, who requested anonymity, told Xinhua news agency on Saturday that 13-year-old Mutasim Abu Abed was hit by live bullets in the town of Qabatiya, south of Jenin.

The sources added that the two injured people, one in serious condition, had been transferred to Al-Razi Hospital in Jenin, Xinhua news agency reported.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces stormed Qabatiya and exchanged gunfire with Palestinian militants.

Armed Palestinian groups in the city announced in separate statements that they clashed with Israeli forces for several hours.

Since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas conflict on October 7, 2023, more than 450 Palestinians have been killed by Israel in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to statistics from the Palestinian Health Ministry.

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