Palestinian teen shot by IDF dies of his wounds


(JTA) — A Palestinian teenager who was shot by Israeli troops last month died of his injuries.

Jassem Muhammad Nakhla, 17, died Monday in an Israeli hospital in Tel Aviv after being shot in the head and foot on March 23 near the al-Jalazun refugee camp in the central West Bank, the Ma’an news agency reported Tuesday based on information it received from the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Nakhla was in a vehicle with three other young Palestinians near the West Bank settlement of Beit El, where an Israeli military spokesperson said three of passengers threw firebombs at Israelis.

One of the other youths, 17-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Ibrahim al-Hattab, died that day, while the two others, Muhammad Hattab, 18, and Muhammad Moussa Nakhla, 18, were also seriously wounded.

According to Ma’an, Nakhla is the 18th Palestinian confirmed killed by Israeli forces this year.

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The number of recorded terrorist attacks by Palestinians on Israelis increased last month by 15 percent from the previous month to a total of 119 incidents, the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, said in its monthly report published earlier this week.

The incidents resulted in no fatalities among victims but did end with six people wounded.

The 20 attacks recorded in Jerusalem in March constitute a 30-percent increase over the 14 incidents documented there in February.

Of the 119 attacks recorded in March, 93 involved the hurling of firebombs.