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Palestinian teen said killed by IDF fire near West Bank security fence

Illustrative: Israel's security fence near Modiin Illit. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Illustrative: Israel's security fence near Modiin Illit. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A 17-year-old Palestinian died after Israeli troops opened fire at him near the security fence in the central West Bank, according to the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry.

The Israeli army says it is looking into the reports.

Palestinian health officials say the teenager, who has yet to be publicly identified, was shot near al-Medya. The small town lies north of the central Israeli city of Modiin.

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