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Palestinian Teenager Shot By Israeli Forces

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A Palestinian teenager, thought to be aged between 18 and 19 has been shot in the head and severely injured by Israeli forces in the Palestinian village of Nil'in.

According to ISM activists in Nil'in, fighting broke out between an estimated 200 boys and young men and Israeli forces at about 5:30pm. The villagers had earlier built five baracades of rubble and stones blocking the main road into Nil'in. An Israeli excavator attempted to clear a path through the baracades but was driven back by a hail of stones.

About 50 Israeli soldiers then attacked using sound bombs, rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas. At around 7:30pm, Yousef Ahmad Younis Amera was shot in the head by a rubber coated steel bullet. The injury is serious and there are fears he might die. He is currently being treated in the emergency room of Ramallah Hospital.

There are reports of another man also suffering a head wound from a rubber coated steel bullet, but his injury is thought not to be life threatening.

Emotions have been running high in the village since the funeral of 10 year old Ahmed Husan Yousef Mousa earlier today. Ahmed was shot dead by an Israeli soldier yesterday.

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led non-violent resistance movement committed to ending Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian land. We call for full compliance with all relevant UN resolutions and international law.

For specific media inquires such as interview requests, photo usage, etc. please email the ISM Media Office at media@palsolidarity.org

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