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Israeli forces shoot and kill 16-year-old Palestinian teen

Jerusalem24– Israeli forces shot and killed 16-year-old Ghaith Rafeeq Yamin in Nablus in the northern West Bank in the early hours of Wednesday.

Yamin was shot in the head during confrontations that broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians at the site of Joseph’s Tomb in the eastern part of Nablus. Israeli settlers commonly break into the site under the protection of Israeli forces.

Over 80 Palestinians were reported to have been wounded, with most injuries incurred by rubber-coated bullets and tear gas.

Yamin was brought to Rafidia public hospital in Nablus at approximately 2am in critical condition and was pronounced dead 15 minutes later.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) issued a statement calling on the international community “to break double standards and provide protection for our children and our people from the killing machine that kills them daily.”

The Palestinian Education Ministry says the teenager was a student in the tenth grade.

Israeli forces have raided Palestinian towns and villages in the occupied West Bank on a near-daily basis in 2022, conducting thousands of arrests, wounding hundreds, and killing dozens.

57 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank since the start of 2022, including 15 children between the ages of 13 and 18.

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