RAMALLAH: In a clash with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, a Palestinian teenager was killed and more than 90 demonstrators were injured.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Zeid Ghuneim, 15, was killed after being shot in the neck and back by Israeli soldiers during clashes in al-Khader, near Bethlehem, the state media reported. The injuries were reported from the villages of Burqa, Beit Dajan, Beita, and Huwara, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS).
The organisation said, ten people were shot with live ammunition, 22 with rubber bullets, and others were hurt by tear gas inhalation.
On Friday, fierce battles erupted, primarily near the northern West Bank cities of Nablus and Qalqilya, with scores of anti-settlement protesters burning tyres and throwing stones at Israeli soldiers.
On Fridays, Palestinians hold marches and protests against the Israeli government's policies of settlement expansion and land confiscation, which generally result in violence.