16-year-old Palestinian boy killed by Israeli forces in occupied West Bank

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The military forces of the Israeli occupation  have killed a 16-year-old Palestinian boy in the al-Mughair village, northeast of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.

Identified as Amjad Abu Alya by the Palestinian Health Ministry, the boy succumbed to his critical injuries on Friday as a result of live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers in the chest during a military raid of the region.

According to local sources , the clashes erupted after the Israeli forces and settlers violently cracked down on a rally against settler attacks in the village.

Local sources said Abu Alia was the only child of his parents.

The Israeli occupation has ramped up its deadly raids on different areas of the West Bank in recent months, killing dozens of Palestinians who come to defend their land

According to a report published in early July by Palestinian officials, Israeli forces had killed 77 Palestinians in the occupied territories since the beginning of 2022, including 15 children.

The report named April as the deadliest month as 23 Palestinians were killed by the regime forces.

Israeli forces wound, arrest six Palestinians in Nablus

In another incident on Thursday evening, Israeli forces opened fire at a vehicle at Huwara military checkpoint, south of Nablus, wounding three Palestinians.

Two of the men were rushed to a hospital by Palestinian medics while the third one who had sustained a critical wound in the neck was detained by Israeli forces and transferred to an Israeli hospital.

According to eyewitnesses, the clash erupted while the three young men were in their car. The Israeli forces closed the checkpoint and prevented Palestinians’ movement in both directions after the incident.

Meanwhile, early on Friday, the regime’s forces raided a number of houses in Nablus and arrested three Palestinians. Local media said the Zionist soldiers attacked Kafr Qalil town, south of Nablus, and nabbed two brothers named Moataz and Imad Nassar Mansour.

In another raid in Tal town, south of Nablus, the forces arrested Alaa Hamayel after violently breaking into his family house. The arrest came only one day after he was released.

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