RAMALLAH (AFP) – A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Zionist troops as clashes erupted during an army raid on Saturday in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.
“A 17-year-old boy was killed and an 18-year-old was critically wounded by the Israeli occupation’s bullets during its aggression on Jenin,” the ministry said in a statement.
The official Palestinian news agency Wafa identified the teenager as Amjad al-Fayyed.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced Fayyed as a member and a “son”, praising him in a statement for confronting the Zionist troops with gunfire and explosive devices.
At Fayyed’s funeral in the Jenin refugee camp, resistance fighters carried his coffin.
Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh condemned Fayyed’s killing, stressing in remarks relayed by Wafa that “the international community should hold Israel accountable for its acts”.
A hub of armed Palestinian groups, the Jenin area in the northern West Bank has been repeatedly raided by Zionist troops.
The assaults to track down suspects and clashes with Palestinians have often turned deadly.
Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American, died when she was shot in the head near the Jenin refugee camp on May 11 while covering a Zionist raid.
In another development, Zionist regime authorities have approved the annual far-right Flag March to pass through the Damascus Gate, one of the main gates of the Old City of Al-Quds, and the nearby Muslim quarter, drawing condemnation from Palestinians and activists.
The Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reported that the regime’s so-called public security minister Mer Bar-Lev, along with Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai, reached an agreement earlier this year with right-wing march organizers to allow the event.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in a statement condemned Bar-Lev’s decision to approve the event, calling it “provocative, aggressive, and an integral part of the open occupation war against Al-Quds, its citizens, and its sanctities.”