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Israeli troops shoot dead relative of Ahed Tamimi

10 June 2018

Israeli occupation forces have shot and killed a 21-year-old Palestinian on Wednesday during a raid in the village of Nabi Salih near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Critics of Israel have contrasted her eight-month sentence with the nine months eventually served by an Israeli soldier who shot dead an injured Palestinian attacker as he lay on the ground.

After initially responding with riot-dispersal means, the military said one of the Palestinians approached from a side position and hurled a large rock that struck one of the soldiers in the head.

Palestinians said she repeatedly told the soldiers to leave her land, which is considered occupied under worldwide law.

Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that Israeli forces had tried to conduct an arrest campaign in the area, triggering clashes between dozens of Palestinian youths and Israeli troops who used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse them. "The incident will be investigated".

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British Prime Minister Theresa May also expressed concern "about the loss of Palestinian lives" in Gaza in her meeting with Netanyahu earlier Wednesday.

Israeli use of force against Palestinians has drawn particular worldwide attention in recent months after at least 120 Palestinians were killed during protests at the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, including 60 in a single day on May 14.

Nabi Saleh has always been in the spotlight for its demonstrations against Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory, and as a result has been under heightened pressure by Israeli forces, who regularly carry out raids in the area. US -brokered peace talks collapsed in 2014.

Israel says many protest participants were members of Hamas, the dominant armed group in the Gaza Strip, and militants trying to breach the fenced frontier and launch attacks. "Despite this, the suspect is dead", it said in a tweet, adding that an investigation was ongoing.

Israeli troops shoot dead relative of Ahed Tamimi