Palestinian heath officials say a 16-year-old has been shot dead after hurling stones at Israeli troops in the West Bank.

The Israeli military says it is looking into Tuesday's incident.

The last three months have seen near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers that have killed 24 people. Palestinian protesters have also frequently clashed with Israeli troops in the West Bank.

At least 139 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the last three and a half months. About two-thirds of them are said by Israel to be attackers, while the others were killed in clashes with troops.

Israel says the bloodshed is fueled by a Palestinian campaign of incitement. Palestinians say it stems from frustration at decades of occupation.