A teenager with dual Palestinian and American citizenship died on Friday (19) in the West Bank after being shot, according to the Palestinian government.
The West Bank authorities said that the young man, Tawfiq Ajaq (17 years old), was the same Beaten by soldiers Israel During a clash with Palestinians who threw stones at them Against the army. One The teenager's uncle confirmed the version To Reuters news agency.
The Israeli army has not yet commented on this accusation until this news was last updated.
In the face of these doubts, CNN International in North America reported that the US State Department demanded a position from the Israeli government. to Relations between the two countries have deteriorated in recent weeks Due to disagreements over the future of the Gaza Strip and the establishment of a Palestinian state.
On Friday (19), US President Joe Biden spoke by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in more than a month. According to the White House, the two leaders discussed “the latest developments in Israel and Gaza.”
The United States is also pressuring Israel to take additional measures to protect Palestinian civilians and reduce the intensity of bombing in the Gaza Strip.
Tawfiq Ajaq's relatives told Reuters that Tawfiq Ajaq was born in the United States but moved with his Palestinian family to the West Bank.
Netanyahu is against the establishment of a Palestinian state without guaranteeing security for Israel