Palestinian teen killed during alleged attack on Israeli soldiers reportedly was US citizen


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinian teen shot dead as he allegedly attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint reportedly had dual American citizenship.

Mahmoud Muhammad Ali Shaalan, 17, of Ramallah was killed Friday near the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

An unnamed Palestinian official said he had American citizenship, according to Reuters. Shaalan’s American citizenship has not yet been confirmed by U.S. officials.

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