Palestinian teenager dies after Israeli shooting

Palestinian officials said that Yousef Amira was shot during a July 30 funeral of a 10-year-old boy killed by Israeli forces a day earlier near the West Bank village of Nilin.

Palestinian teenager dies after Israeli shooting
An 18-year-old Palestinian, shot by Israeli forces last week in clashes with Palestinian demonstrators, died on Monday, hospital officials said.

Yousef Amira was shot during a July 30 funeral of a 10-year-old boy killed by Israeli forces a day earlier near the West Bank village of Nilin, Palestinian officials said.

Amira was struck in the head by what Palestinian medical workers described as a rubber bullet.

Demonstrators gather almost daily in Nilin to protest against the construction of Israel's barrier.

Israel says the barrier it is building in and around the West Bank is meant to keep out Palestinian attackers. But this barrier separates Palestinians fields from their homes. Palestinians call Israel a land grab.

Reuters
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