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Video shows Israeli settler shooting dead teenage Palestinian in Hebron

Palestinian residents of Hebron said that Israeli settlers have become emboldened to kill Palestinians living in the city
Soldiers tend the body of an injured colleague next to the dead body of a Palestinian in Hebron (AFP)

A video emerged on Saturday appearing to show the aftermath of a shooting in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

The footage shows an armed Israeli settler standing over the dead body of Fadel al Qawasmeh, an 18-year-old Palestinian from Hebron.

Israeli soldiers rushed onto the scene. They did not arrest the settler. They surrounded the Palestinian teen's body.

A Palestinian activist in Hebron told Middle East Eye that Qawasmeh was shot after being allowed by soldiers to pass through a checkpoint entering Shehada Street in Hebron's divided old city. 

"The settlers feel confident that they have a free pass to kill Palestinians here," said Hashim Alazzah. "We have asked the soldiers to help stop the settlers but they said its not their role and that we should leave the city."

Locals told Palestinian news agency Maan that they saw settlers "distributing candies" after the shooting. 

Qawasmeh was the 38th Palestinian to be killed in October, amid a wave of new unrest across Israel and Palestine.