Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Boy in Occupied West Bank | News on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Mohammed Daadas, 13, dies in hospital after being shot by Israeli troops during protests against illegal settlements.

According to Palestinian officials, Israeli troops shot and killed a 13-year-old Palestinian boy during weekly protests against the expansion of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian health ministry said Mohammed Daadas died in hospital on Friday after being shot in the stomach. Six other Palestinians were treated at the scene of the clashes in the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, after inhaling tear gas launched by Israeli troops, the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance service said.

There were no immediate comments from the Israeli army on the incident.

Separately, two other Palestinians were wounded Friday in clashes in Beita, another West Bank village where locals struggled for months to dislodge Israeli settlers and military from a hill.

It came days after Israel announced it would advance plans for 3,000 other illegal homes for Jewish settlers in the West Bank, despite international criticism.

Israel also has advanced plans to build approx 1,300 homes for Palestinians in the West Bank, but critics saw the move as an attempt to parry the global condemnation of settlement construction.

Israel conquered the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East War, and hardline Israelis, including Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, view Palestinian land in the West Bank as the heart of Jewish history.

Since then, hundreds of thousands of Israelis have moved to settlements considered illegal under international law.

Bennett ruled out formal peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, saying he prefers to focus on economic improvements.

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