PA says IDF troops killed teen during Nablus raid; army says it opened fire at suspects throwing rocks

The Palestinian Authority health ministry says Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank, as an army official confirms troops opened fire during a raid.

Sultan Abdul Rahman Khatatbeh, 16, was killed by Israeli fire in the northern West Bank town of Beit Furik, the ministry says in a statement published on Facebook.

Palestinian news agency Wafa reports that two others were injured when Israeli forces stormed the town, east of Nablus, “firing live bullets at local residents.”

An Israeli military official tells AFP that troops were operating in the Nablus area when “dozens of suspects hurled rocks at Israeli security forces, who responded with riot dispersal means and live fire.”

“Hits were identified,” the official says, without elaborating.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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