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Israeli sniper kills Palestinian youth - medics

Written by: Staff

NABLUS, West Bank, Mar 3 (Reuters) An Israeli sniper killed a Palestinian youth today during a West Bank raid by troops looking for militants, Palestinian medics said.

They said the 15-year-old, Amer Bassyouni, was shot in the neck and died from his wounds as Israeli forces searched for militants in the Alamin refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus.

The army said it was checking the report.

Palestinian security sources said the youth had been seen next to his house as Israeli forces raided the area.

Israeli forces frequently raid West Bank towns searching for wanted militants.

Reuters PR GC0952

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