Palestinian boy killed by Israeli army

Israeli soldiers open fire during clashes, killing 14-year-old boy

An American-Palestinian boy, Orwah Hammad, was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of government in Ramallah, Reuters reports.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called for a “speedy and transparent investigation,” adding: “The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a US citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad on October 24.”

The Israeli military said it would investigate the shooting.

Note, Hammad was the second teen to be killed by army fire in eight days. A 13-year-old was killed last week in a West Bank village.

There were other clashes in Palestinian areas in and around Jerusalem on Friday in which several people were lightly injured.

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