On Tuesday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a Palestinian teenager, Mohammed Abu Hashash, was killed in clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians at the al-Fawar refugee camp near Hebron, and dozens more were injured.
The Palestinian Red Crescent says live fire struck about 10 people Tuesday after rioters threw big rocks at Israeli troops. Rubber bullets were fired against the Palestinians, according to The Associated Press.
Israeli forces often stage incursions into Palestinian areas of the occupied West Bank on the pretext that they are searching for "wanted" Palestinians.
The wave of violence is centered around a spree of stabbings by Palestinians against Israeli soldiers at checkpoints, which have mostly resulted in the shooting and killings of suspected Palestinian attackers.
In addition, the Shin Bet stressed: "In recent years, Hezbollah has been working intensively to recruit members from the West Bank and Gaza in order to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets".
Working out of Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, operatives for the Lebanon-based terrorist group recruited residents of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Israel through Facebook and other social media sites, the Shin Bet security service said. At least 64 Palestinians from the Hebron district have been killed since past year, according to local news wire Ma'an News Agency's tally. At least half of those who have been killed since October died during protests and clashes and were not armed.
An ambulance transporting a young man who had been seriously injured in the scuffles was allegedly stopped by Israeli forces from leaving the camp for about an hour, the Maan agency said, citing locals.