Palestinian teen killed in West Bank clash with Israel

The ministry mentioned he was 15.

The ministry mentioned he was 15.

A Palestinian teenager was killed Wednesday in clashes with Israeli troops that erupted throughout a go to by right-wing politicians to a delicate non secular web site within the occupied West Financial institution, a number of sources mentioned.

The Palestinian well being ministry mentioned: “Mahdi Mohammad Hashash died of significant wounds attributable to shrapnel that hit completely different components of his physique through the occupation’s incursion into Nablus,” the most important metropolis within the northern West Financial institution.

The ministry mentioned he was 15. It was not instantly clear if he was killed by an explosive he was carrying, or by Israeli fireplace.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s secular Fatah motion, issued a press release claiming the minor as one in all its members.

The Israeli navy mentioned troops have been within the space to safe “the doorway of worshippers to Joseph’s Tomb”, believed to be the final resting place of the biblical patriarch Joseph and a flashpoint for West Financial institution violence.

A Jewish settler organisation advised AFP that eight Israeli politicians — present lawmakers and others elected on November 1 who’ve but to be sworn in — have been visiting Joseph’s Tomb.

The group included members of veteran hawk Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud occasion and allies from the acute proper Non secular Zionism bloc.

A surge in assist for the far proper in final week’s common election sealed victory for Netanyahu over centrist incumbent Yair Lapid, setting him as much as kind what will be the most right-wing authorities in Israel’s historical past.

The Israeli military mentioned “pictures have been heard” on the web site and troops “shot in direction of a terrorist who positioned a bomb within the space”.

“Successful was recognized,” it added, with out instantly commenting on Hashash’s loss of life.

The military declined to substantiate that the troops have been guarding lawmakers, figuring out the group solely as “worshippers”.

The Palestinian workplace of spiritual websites considers Joseph’s Tomb to be an Islamic archaeological monument.

The Israeli military organises month-to-month escorted pilgrimages to the positioning however prohibits civilians coming into on their very own.

The Palestinian Pink Crescent mentioned three folks have been additionally wounded within the clashes.

Israel has occupied the West Financial institution since 1967. This yr is on monitor to be the deadliest within the territory since 2015.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *