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Israeli army kills Palestinian teenager

Al-Akhbar | January 15, 2013

A Palestinian teenager was shot and killed after Israeli soldiers stormed a high school in the West Bank, according to activists.

The victim, 17-year-old Samir Awad was from Budrus, a village close to the Israeli apartheid wall, Ma’an news agency reported.

According to the village council head Mohammad Morar, a clash erupted between Israeli forces and teenagers attending the Budrus high school.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli troops stormed into the school, causing students to throw rocks at them. Israeli soldiers then fired five bullets at the students.

Awad was shot four times in the head, chest and legs. He was taken to Ramallah for medical treatment, but succumbed to his wounds there.

The spokesman’s office of the Israeli Armed Forces claimed that Awad had tried to breach the Budrus security fence, ignoring warning shots fired in the air, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Late on Monday, 21-year-old Palestinian Mustafa Abu Jarad died in Gaza after being shot in the head by Israeli forces. A military spokesman later denied that the incident was related to the Israeli army.

January 15, 2013 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Subjugation - Torture | , , ,

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