Palestinian stone-thrower reportedly killed by Israel during West Bank clashes
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Palestinian stone-thrower reportedly killed by Israel during West Bank clashes

PA health ministry says 23-year-old Mohammed Bsharat was shot in the chest during confrontations in the village of Tamoun

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops during a protest l in the West Bank City of Nablus,, Dec. 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinians clash with Israeli troops during a protest l in the West Bank City of Nablus,, Dec. 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Israeli troops have shot and killed a Palestinian youth who threw stones at them during West Bank clashes, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

The ministry said 23-year-old Mohammed Bsharat was shot in the chest during confrontations with Israeli soldiers in the village of Tamoun in the northern West Bank.

It said five other rioters were wounded by live fire.

The Israeli military said 50 Palestinians instigated a riot during routine Israeli activity to locate illegal weapons, hurling rocks and fireworks at troops.

The soldiers responded with riot dispersal means and live fire. The military said its searches resulted in confiscating two improvised weapons.

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