Palestinians: Teenager killed by IDF fire in Jenin
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Palestinians: Teenager killed by IDF fire in Jenin

Israeli reports say youth threw explosive device at troops during raid on refugee camp

An Israeli soldier from the Givati Brigade searches in the refugee camp in the West Bank city of Jenin, on June 19, 2014 (IDF Spokesperson/Flash90)
An Israeli soldier from the Givati Brigade searches in the refugee camp in the West Bank city of Jenin, on June 19, 2014 (IDF Spokesperson/Flash90)

A Palestinian teenager was shot and killed by IDF troops in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank early Tuesday, Palestinian security and medical officials said.

According to Israeli reports the teenager threw an explosive device at the troops who responded with live fire.

Palestinian officials named the youth as Yusuf Abu Zagher, 18, and said the incident appeared unrelated to Israeli operations in the southern part of the territory following the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers there.

The Israeli military had no immediate comment.

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