Tensions and tragedies follow one another in the occupied West Bank.

A Palestinian teenager was killed on Saturday by Israeli forces in the Jenin area, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Clashes erupted following an Israeli raid.

“A 17-year-old boy was killed and another 18-year-old seriously injured by Israeli occupation bullets during his attack” in the Jenin area, in the northern West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967 , the ministry said in a statement.

The official Palestinian news agency identified the slain teenager as Amjad Al-Fayed.

The Israeli army increases the raids

In a statement, the Israeli army said that during operations near the village of Kafr Dan, “suspects fired at soldiers (…) from a moving vehicle.

They also threw Molotov cocktails and an explosive device.”

"In response, the soldiers fired" and hit several of them, according to the same source.

The army has stepped up raids in the Jenin refugee camp considered a stronghold of Palestinian armed factions, where it says it is carrying out operations to arrest "suspects" linked to a wave of bloody anti-Israeli attacks in recent months.

The raids are punctuated by clashes, sometimes deadly, with inhabitants and combatants.

A journalist killed

Last week, an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian were killed during an operation by Israeli forces in the Jenin refugee camp.

It was also in this camp that Palestinian Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed on May 11 while covering an Israeli raid.

The Palestinian Authority and Al-Jazeera accused the Israeli army of killing her.

Israeli police have opened an investigation into his death.


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