Israeli troops kill Palestinian teenager in occupied West Bank | Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Mohammad Abdallah Hamed, 16, died in Israeli custody after being shot near the town of Silwad, Palestinian sources have said.

Palestinian officials say a 16-year-old Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank.

Mohammad Abdallah Hamed was shot and wounded Friday night by Israeli gunfire near the town of Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, and was taken away by Israeli forces, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

It said the teen died in Israeli custody and the military was expected to release the body later on Saturday.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry described his assassination as an “execution”.

The mayor of Silwad said residents had “announced a general strike in the village to expose this crime”.

The Israeli army said soldiers had fired at a group of Palestinians who were throwing stones along a main road. It confirmed the shooting of one person, but gave no further details about their condition or whereabouts.

“Soldiers at the scene detained the suspects in accordance with standard procedures, using live ammunition as a last resort.”

More than 60 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces this year, many in raids, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces on May 11 while reporting an attack on Jenin, in the occupied West Bank.

At least 19 people have been killed in attacks by Palestinian individuals in Israel since March.