Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Youth near Tulkarem
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Palestinian youth was shot dead by Israeli forces on Monday in a village south of occupied northwestern West Bank city of Tulkarm.
Palestinian medical sources identified the teenager as Ahmad Hassan Tuba, 19, from the village of Kafr Jammal near Tulkarem.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces found Tuba near the illegal settlement of Salit, south of Tulkarem, claiming that Tuba “drew a knife and attempted to stab” an Israeli soldier.
Israeli forces shot at Tuba, who died on the scene. The spokesperson said none of the Israeli soldiers were injured.
Since a wave of unrest began in occupied East Jerusalem in October and spread across the West Bank, more than 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces or settlers.
On Sunday, a suspected Palestinian stabbed and lightly injured a 17-year-old Israeli near occupied East Jerusalem's Damascus gate.