Palestinian mourners carry the body of Arkan Mizher during his funeral in Dheisheh refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, yesterday. Image Credit: AP

Bethlehem: Israeli occupation soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager during a raid in the occupied West Bank overnight, the Palestinian health ministry said on Monday.

Arkan Mizher, 15, was shot in the chest during clashes in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, the ministry said.

His funeral was due to take place later Monday.

The Israeli occupation army said its forces had entered the camp and arrested two people suspected of “terror activity”.

The camp is in a part of the West Bank supposedly under full Palestinian control but the Israeli occupation army regularly carries out raids in such areas.