13-year-old Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli troops, says PA health ministry

The Palestinian Authority health ministry says a 13-year-old by was killed earlier today in clashes with Israeli forces.

The WAFA news agency names the teen as Ghassan Gharib Zahran, and says he was shot by troops in the town of Deir Abu Mash’al.

The IDF says that its forces fired on Palestinians who were hurling rocks at their vehicles. In a statement, the Israeli military says a number of Palestinians “hurled rocks at Israeli vehicles adjacent to the area of Deir Abu Masha’al. Israeli security forces at the scene responded by firing toward the terrorists. As a result, one of the terrorists was hit.”

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