TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Israeli forces shot dead an 18-year-old Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron (al-Khalil), the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

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The ministry identified the man as Badawi Masalmeh, adding that Israeli soldiers took his body after he died on Saturday, Al Jazeera reported.

The Israeli army said its forces spotted three people hurling firebombs at Israeli vehicles on a nearby route and fired at them.

The two others were arrested at the scene, near the entrance of an illegal Jewish settlement on the outskirts of Hebron (al-Khalil).

According to local media reports, medics were barred from the scene of the incident, near the Palestinian town of Beit Awwa, around 22 kilometers west of Hebron.

The incident comes days after thousands of Palestinians demonstrated across the occupied West Bank against the recent announcement by the United States that it no longer believes Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank violate international law.