PA Security Force beats protester
PA Security Force beats protester Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

Two Palestinian Authority (PA) security officials killed a Palestinian Arab teenager during a fight near Shechem (Nablus) on Monday, amidst a spike in terrorism and violence in the area. 

Muhammad Ahmad Hashayka, 16, died from stab wounds Monday afternoon sustained in the tussle in the village of Taluza, 15 km (9.3 miles) north of Shechem. 

Hashkaya was treated at the scene and transported by ambulance to al-Najah hospital but was declared dead shortly after arriving, according to the Palestinian Arab Maan news site. 

The offending officers have reportedly turned themselves in to local police. 

Fatah activists and PA security forces have clashed frequently over the past two months, as tensions between differing Palestinian Arab factions, including Hamas, have accumulated. 

Last month, at least two gun battles erupted in Shechem and Jenin between PA security and Fatah activists, following a series of similar clashes in March.