JERUSALEM, 12th October, 2015 (WAM) — A Palestinian teenager has been shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes at a checkpoint near Ramallah city, as more than a week of violence continues to grip Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

Ahmad Sharaka, 13, was shot and killed on Sunday when Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians during clashes in north al-Bireh.

Sharaka had a wound in the neck and was suffering from a brain hemorrhage when he arrived at the emergency room in Ramallah, where he subsequently died.