Report: Palestinian youth killed in clash with Israeli troops

An Israeli military spokeswoman said Palestinians had been throwing firebombs at vehicles traveling near the city of Hebron.

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
March 17, 2017 22:52
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Palestinian protesters near Nablus

Palestinian protesters pick up stones to throw at Israeli troops during clashes near Nablus. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli soldiers in the West Bank allegedly opened fire at Palestinian protesters throwing projectiles at them on Friday, killing a 16-year-old, the Palestinian health ministry said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said Palestinians had been throwing firebombs at vehicles traveling near the city of Hebron and that Israeli soldiers had been in immediate danger and fired at a suspect.

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The spokeswoman said the military were checking reports the youth had died.

At least 239 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian Territories in a period of sporadic violence that began in October 2015 but has tapered off in recent months.

Israel says at least 159 were Palestinians who launched stabbing, shooting or ramming attacks on Israelis before being killed by Israeli security forces, while others died during clashes and protests.

Two American tourists and 37 Israelis have been killed in such incidents since October 2015.

Israel has accused Palestinian leadership of inciting the violence. The Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank, denies incitement and says assailants have acted out of frustration over their thus-far unsuccessful pursuit of a future independent state.



The last round of peace talks broke down in 2014.

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