Palestinian well being authorities say that Israeli safety forces have killed a 16-year-old Palestinian in a confrontation within the southern occupied West Financial institution
ByThe Related Press
September 9, 2023, 4:58 PM
JERUSALEM — Israeli safety forces on Saturday killed a 16-year-old Palestinian in a confrontation within the southern occupied West Financial institution, Palestinian well being officers stated, the newest violence to roil the territory throughout one of the vital violent stretches of the Israeli-Palestinian battle in practically twenty years.
The dying of Milad al-Rai brings to 185 the variety of Palestinians killed within the West Financial institution to date this yr by Israeli fireplace, together with over 30 youths beneath the age of 18. This yr’s dying toll within the West Financial institution and east Jerusalem has already overtaken that of 2022, which had been thought of the deadliest yr for the reason that United Nations started monitoring in 2005.
The Israeli army stated that it unleashed tear gasoline and opened fireplace at a gaggle of Palestinians outdoors the Al-Aroub refugee camp within the southern West Financial institution who had lobbed Molotov cocktails at troops throughout the way in which. It stated it was conscious that one of many Palestinians had been shot and stated there have been Israeli army casualties.
The Palestinian Well being Ministry recognized the Palestinian killed as 16-year-old Milad al-Rai and stated he was struck within the again by bullets.
Practically half of Palestinians killed within the violence this yr have been affiliated with militant teams, based on a tally by The Related Press. Israel says most of these killed had been militants, however stone-throwing youths protesting the incursions in addition to folks not concerned within the confrontations have additionally died.
Palestinian assaults towards Israelis have spiked because the Israeli army intensifies its arrest raids within the West Financial institution. Greater than 30 folks have been killed in Palestinian assaults towards Israelis for the reason that begin of 2023.
Israel says the raids are supposed to dismantle militant networks and thwart future assaults. Palestinians say the raids undermine their safety forces, encourage extra militancy and entrench Israeli management over lands they search for a hoped-for future state.
Israel captured the West Financial institution within the 1967 Mideast struggle.