Middle East

Palestinian teenager killed during clashes in West Bank

RAMALLAH — A Palestinian teenager Amri Oudeh (16) was killed after he was shot by Israeli soldiers in the chest during clashes in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, reports quoting Health Ministry said on Friday.

Murad Ishteiwi, the Palestinian coordinator of the popular resistance in the village of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, according to the report said, three Palestinian demonstrators were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets shot fired by Israeli soldiers.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, similar clashes broke out between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in the village of Beit Dajan close to the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Earlier in the day, a Palestinian was killed after he tried to stab an Israeli settler east of Qalqilya.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 79 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem during clashes with Israeli forces since the start of this year.

Israeli official figures showed that 14 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks.