Israeli troops reportedly kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian teenager reportedly was shot and killed in the West Bank by Israeli soldiers’ gunfire.

The Palestinian Maan news agency identified the teen as Samir Ahmad Abdul-Rahim, 17. The report said he was shot in the head, chest and leg, and died in a Palestinian hospital.

The Israel Defense Forces said that soldiers arrived in the Palestinian village of Budrus, located near Ramallah, after an attempt by Palestinians to break through the security fence. The soldiers shot at the teen as he attempted to breach the fence after warning him, Haaretz reported. The IDF said soldiers shot at the teen’s legs.

Maan reported that the teens had just left their school after completing final exams, and threw rocks at the soldiers.

The incident follows on the heels of the death of a Palestinian farmer in Gaza, who was shot by Israeli soldiers Monday after he approached the border fence.    

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