Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager in West Bank

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager in West Bank
Wed Jan 29, 2014 19:28:50

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian teenager north of the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

The 19-year-old, named Mohammad Mubarak, was killed just north of the Ofra settlement on Wednesday.

Eye-witnesses said the victim was not armed, and had been harassed by soldiers who made him remove his clothes.

The Israeli army, however, distributed pictures of a gun, claiming Mubarak had used it to open fire.

The Palestinian Authority’s housing and public works minister Maher Ghneim condemned the Israeli army’s "cold-blooded killing" of Mubarak. He called on international organizations to investigate the incident, and slammed Israeli media for "distorting the story" by saying Mubarak had initially opened fire at the soldiers.

UN statistics show 27 West Bankers were killed by the Israeli army last year.

HH/HH

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