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Palestinian teen killed in Israeli raid as CIA fears another intifada

US CIA director Bill Burns said Tuesday that the current situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories has a "very unhappy resemblance" to the second intifada.
Palestinian protesters burn tyres to block a road leading into Jericho in the occupied West Bank, on February 6, 2023, following a raid in town by Israeli forces.  (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)

One Palestinian was killed and several others were arrested following Israeli security raids in the West Bank on Tuesday. The ongoing cycle of violence comes as the director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) feared a repeat of the second Palestinian intifada (uprising) in 2000, which saw some of the deadliest violence in the conflict. 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) said 17-year-old Hamza Amjad al-Ashqar was killed in Nablus during an Israeli raid. The PA also reported three people were detained in Nablus, along with 19 in Jenin, two in Qalqiya and three in the Qalandiya refugee camp, according to the PA’s official Wafa news agency. 

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