Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clash

A Palestinian demonstrator uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli forces during clashes at a protest against Israeli settlements, near Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, June 8, 2021. REUTERS
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

The violence erupted at a protest against Israeli settlements near the city of Ramallah.

Witnesses said a crowd of young Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli forces, who in turn opened fire.

A 17-year Palestinian was shot and later died of his wounds, the Health Ministry said.

The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the incident.