Israel Blamed for Palestinian Teenager's Death

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A 15-year-old Palestinian boy has died of a gunshot wound in the occupied West Bank, hospital officials said.

Israel Blamed for Palestinian Teenager's Death

His father and two friends blamed Israeli troops guarding a nearby settlement for the shooting, which occurred on Saturday.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said a military police investigation had been opened but she did not have more details of events.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israel for the "cold-blooded assassination", and said it was destructive to the peace process.

Wajih Wajdi Al-Ramahy was taken to a Ramallah hospital, where doctors said he died of a single gunshot wound.

His father, Wajdi, said Israeli soldiers had shot him without being provoked, Al Jazeera reported.

Wajdi, a resident of the Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah, said his son had just left a grocery store when he was shot from the nearby settlement, about 300 metres away.

"I will send the body of my son for autopsy to prove he was killed by Israeli army gunfire and I will sue them," he said.

Two of Ramahy's friends said they were with him when he was shot, and also blamed Israeli soldiers.

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