A Palestinian woman has described her grief over the death of her friend during clashes with Israel troops.
Mohammed Abadir al-Jumail was killed during clashes near the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the West Bank city of Hebron in late November.
The 27-year-old was taken to a hospital in Ramallah, where he was later pronounced dead.
The Israeli army said the Palestinian teenager was killed while trying to break into a vehicle.
Al-Jummail was one of a group of Palestinians who attempted to break in to the compound in an attempt to storm it from the nearby al-Shuja’a neighbourhood, according to an Israeli military statement.
The soldiers opened fire, killing Al-Jummyail, the statement said.
Israeli forces said in a statement that the incident was “a serious incident” and said it “will be investigated” by the military inquiry committee.
The soldiers said that they had no reason to fire on the Palestinians.
“The soldier in question was carrying a weapon,” an army statement said, adding that they were conducting an internal investigation into the incident.
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement condemning the killing, calling for the investigation into what happened.
“In light of the killing of Mohammed Abadil Jumail, we call on the Palestinian Authority and the international community to hold Israel accountable for its actions,” he said.