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Israeli forces on Tuesday shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian during protests in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that 16-year-old Layth Abu Naim, from the al-Mughayyer village, was shot in the head by Israeli forces with live ammunition during clashes that erupted in the village, Ma’an News Agency reported.

Reports said that local Palestinian youth threw stones and rolled burning tires towards armed Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition.

Abu Naim was critically injured and was taken to a hospital in Ramallah, where he succumbed to his wounds. 

US President Donald Trump announced early December 2017 that Washington would be recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, stressing that the United States would relocate the embassy in the occupied lands from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.

The move was hailed by Israel but condemned by the rest of the international community as one which undermines the peace talks.

Washington’s al-Quds move has raised a chorus of outcry across the international community. The Muslim world, the UN, world leaders from Europe to the Middle East to Australia, and even US allies in the West have criticized the bid, saying it would plunge the already tumultuous region into new upheaval.

Heavy clashes also broke out between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters after Washington’s decision in Jerusalem al-Qud’s Old City, Hebron (al-Khalil), Bethlehem and Nablus in the West Bank as well as the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to reports, 23 Palestinians were also killed in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank and more than 800 Palestinians were detained by the Israeli forces since Washington’s move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel.

Also, thousands of Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli army’s fire during demonstrations against the US President decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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