JERUSALEM: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday during clashes at a refugee camp, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Usama Adawi, 18, was killed “by the occupation (Israeli military) with live ammunition in the stomach in Al-Aroub camp” in the southern West Bank, the health ministry said.
The official Palestinian Wafa news agency said he was killed in clashes in which Israeli forces fired on Palestinians and used tear gas.
The Israeli army did not immediately comment on the death when contacted by AFP.
The shooting comes a day after an Israeli soldier was shot and killed in the northern West Bank, sparking an ongoing manhunt.
Security forces are also in pursuit of a gunman who killed a soldier at a checkpoint in Israel’s annexed East Jerusalem on Saturday.
Palestinians went on strike in Jerusalem on Wednesday to protest the Israeli operation in the Shuafat refugee camp, next to the checkpoint, which has severely hampered daily life.
An AFP reporter witnessed clashes in the camp on Wednesday, with Israeli forces firing tear gas at Palestinian youths throwing stones.
Dozens of Palestinians, fighters and civilians, have been killed in Israeli military raids in the West Bank in recent months.
The near-daily operations were launched following a series of deadly attacks on Israelis earlier this year.

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