Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clash

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Posted: Jan 30, 2018 12:09 PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli troops killed a 16-year-old Palestinian during a confrontation with stone-throwers in a West Bank village.

The ministry says Laith Abu Naim was killed Tuesday by a shot to the head.

The Israeli military had no immediate comment.

Mayor Faraj al-Nasan says an Israeli military patrol entered the village of Mughayer and that local teens started throwing stones at troops. Al-Nasan says the soldiers were in military vehicles and there was no threat to their lives when one of them opened fire.

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The teen's death brought to 18 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in confrontations since President Donald Trump's Dec. 6 recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital. An Israeli man was killed in a Palestinian shooting attack earlier this month.