Skip to main content

Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli forces near Ramallah

Israeli army claims Haitham Mubakar, 17, had attacked a soldier with a hammer, injuring him in the face
The Palestinian health ministry said Mubakar was killed 'by the Israeli occupation army’s bullets' (Wafa)

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli forces on Thursday near Baytin, close to the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. 

The Palestinian health ministry said Haitham Mubakar, 17, was killed "by the Israeli occupation army’s bullets". 

The Israeli army claimed Mubakar had "attacked a soldier with a hammer, injuring him in the face". 

It said the soldier responded with live fire killing the teenager.

The Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that six Palestinians had been arrested in overnight raids in Jenin refugee camp, in the north of the West Bank.

Stay informed with MEE's newsletters

Sign up to get the latest alerts, insights and analysis, starting with Turkey Unpacked


The Palestinian Red Crescent said it had treated 12 people for injuries following a separate raid by the Israeli army in Nablus.

The Israeli army has been conducting near-daily raids in the West Bank since the start of the year during which around 100 Palestinians have been killed, according to the Palestinian health ministry. 

Middle East Eye delivers independent and unrivalled coverage and analysis of the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. To learn more about republishing this content and the associated fees, please fill out this form. More about MEE can be found here.