A Palestinian youth was martyred on Wednesday after he was shot by Israeli forces in occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
“Musab Firas Tamimi, 17, was killed after he was shot in the neck from short distance during clashes with Israeli troops in Der Nitham village of northern Ramallah city,” Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement.
“Another Palestinian was injured, while dozens more suffered from teargas inhalation,” it added.
Tensions have mounted in the Palestinian territories since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Dec. 6.
The move drew widespread condemnations from across the Arab and Muslim world and sparked angry protests across the Palestinian territories.
Since Trump’s announcement, at least 16 Palestinians have been martyred and thousands more injured in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip.