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'Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank'

By AFP - Nov 14,2022 - Last updated at Nov 14,2022

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian health ministry said, while the occupation army confirmed raids and a shooting incident in the area.

The Israeli occupation forces claimed that soldiers had fired at a car that was speeding towards them and that "hits were identified", but without confirming the fatality.

The Palestinian ministry announced "the death of a citizen after being shot in the head by occupation [Israeli]soldiers", at sunrise in Beitunia, near Ramallah in the West Bank.

Palestinian authorities named her as Fulla Al Masalma, who would have turned 16 on Tuesday, after saying that an initial identification was inaccurate.

The health ministry had earlier identified her as 19-year-old Sana Al Tal.

The Israeli army statement said that its forces had "conducted counterterrorism activities" in several West Bank locations early Monday, including Beitunia.

Violence in the occupied West Bank has soared since March as Israel has launched near daily raids.

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