A Palestinian teen was killed and three others were severely injured by IDF fire on a group of Palestinians said to have been throwing firebombs in the central West Bank Thursday night.
According to the army, soldiers opened fire on the group after they exited a car and began hurling Molotov cocktails at the settlement of Eli, near Ramallah.
“Hits were confirmed. The vehicle then fled the scene,” the IDF said in a statement.
The Palestinian Ma’an news agency identified the fatality as Mohammed Mahmoud Ibrahim Hattab, 17.
A picture of Hattab holding what appeared to be an assault rifle appeared on social media.
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Ma’an quoted Palestinian health ministry sources who said the three others were being treated in critical condition in a Ramallah hospital.
According to reports, all four were hit in the head and chest.