search

Palestinian teen said killed in clashes with IDF northeast of Ramallah

16-year-old shot in chest near al-Mughayyir, PA health ministry says; army says troops responded to riot; Israeli drivers come under rock attack nearby

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Palestinians and activists participate in a demonstration in the village of al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah in the West Bank, on July 29, 2022. (Abbas Momani/AFP)
Palestinians and activists participate in a demonstration in the village of al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah in the West Bank, on July 29, 2022. (Abbas Momani/AFP)

A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed by live fire during clashes with Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of al-Mughayyir, the Palestinian Authority health ministry said Friday.

Palestinian media reports identified the teen as Amjad Abu Alia.

According to the health ministry, Abu Alia was shot in the chest.

Several other Palestinians were hurt amid the clashes, according to Palestinian media.

The Israel Defense Forces said that soldiers and Border Police officers responded to a violent protest near the town northeast of Ramallah with riot dispersal means and live fire in some cases.

The military said it was aware of reports regarding a Palestinian killed.

According to the IDF, hundreds of Palestinians set fire to tires and hurled stones at Israeli vehicles passing the area.

A dashcam video showed one driver having stones hurled at him by a group of Palestinians. He was unharmed, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

Shortly after, new clashes erupted between a group of settlers and Palestinians, which included both sides throwing stones at each other, the IDF said. Troops dispersed that gathering too.

read more:

We have a new, improved comments system. To comment, simply register or sign in.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed