Israeli Troops Kill Stone-Throwing Palestinian Teenager

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Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager early Sunday during a confrontation in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

Security officials said that troops entered the village of Beit Rima, near Ramallah, after midnight and were confronted by stone-throwing youths.

The Palestinian health ministry said that Ahmed Hazem Atta, 19, was killed in the ensuing army fire.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that there was a "violent riot" at Beit Rima but could not confirm the death.

"Dozens of rioters hurled rocks at security forces injuring a border police soldier," she said.

"In order to prevent an escalation of violence forces responded with riot dispersal means, and fired toward main instigators," she added.

"We have reports of a rioter killed and another injured and they're being looked into," but were so far unverified, the spokeswoman told AFP.

Since October 2015, 244 Palestinians, 36 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese have been killed, according to an AFP count.

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.

Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some died in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

Many analysts say Palestinian frustration with the Israeli occupation and settlement-building in the West Bank, comatose peace efforts and their own fractured leadership have helped feed the unrest.

Israel says incitement by Palestinian leaders and media is a leading cause.

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Thumb Mystic almost 3 years

World remains silent.

Missing phillipo almost 3 years

You are right, the world remains silent.......that Abu Mazen refuses continually to sit down with Netanyahu to finally come to a Peace Agreement.

What did he want? A medal for his actions?

Missing ArabDemocrat.com almost 3 years

Two radicals and fascists debating whether Israel violates human rights. Multitude of human right organizationa concluded that they do and regular basis. But compared to the slaughter visited upon by the people of Syria by the Assad regime, Russia, Iran and it's sectarian militias, I doubt if anyone will pay attention to one Palestinian youth slaughtered by Israelis. And it is shameful on Mystic to try to use the killing of this young man to try and cover the crimes of his masters in Suria. RIP.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com almost 3 years

CORRECTION: Two radicals and fascists debating whether Israel violates human rights. Multitude of human right organizationa concluded that they do and on regular basis. But compared to the slaughter visited upon the people of Syria by the Assad regime, Russia, Iran and its sectarian militias, I doubt if anyone will pay attention to one Palestinian youth slaughtered by Israelis. And it is shameful Mystic try to use the killing of this young man to try and cover the crimes of his masters in Syria. RIP.