Days of Palestine

Sunday, January 29

Israeli occupation forces murder Palestinian teen in West Bank

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Israeli occupation forces murdered on Tuesday night Palestinian teenager in occupied West Bank village of Al-Mughayir, Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed. 

Layth abu-Naim, 16, was shot in the head with live ammunition during a confrontation with the Israeli army in the village, northeast of the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. 

According to local media, Abu-Naim – a high school student – was shot at point-blank range. The confrontations reportedly erupted after Israeli forces raided the village. 

The boy's funeral is set to be held on Wednesday after midday prayers in his hometown. 

Abu-Naim is the sixth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces since the start of 2018. 

US unwanted in Palestine

Tensions in the region have increased in recent weeks after US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to name Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

December 6 move prompted deadly protests in the Palestinian territories and mass rallies in solidarity with the Palestinians across the Muslim world.

US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel and the region increased animosity among Palestinians towards the United States.

On Tuesday, a group of Palestinians protested the arrival of an American delegation to the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The delegation was reportedly there to hold a training session on digital commerce.

Another group of activists staged a protest in Ramallah and called for the US security, political and economic offices to shut down.