Palestinian throws back tear gas canister Silwan 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias)
A Palestinian teenager who was shot during protests in Jerusalem died on Saturday, hospital officials said, and Police, expecting further demonstrations, deployed heavily in the streets.
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The 17-year-old had been brought to the hospital on Friday with a gun shot wound, but it was unclear who had shot him and police were investigating, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
The clash took place in the neighborhood of Silwan, where, according to witnesses, violence broke out between Palestinian stone throwers, Police and settlers.
An official at Makassed hospital said the teenager had been shot in the stomach.
On Friday, four police officers and up to 11 Palestinians were injured throughout east Jerusalem during demonstrations that broke out.
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Thirty-four people were arrested for disturbing the peace and intending to use Molotov cocktails, police said.
According to police, four police and Border Police officers were injured
from stones thrown at them in several eastern neighborhoods of the
city, including Silwan, Issawiya, Ras a-Mud, Shuafat and at the Kalandia
checkpoint. One officer was evacuated to hospital for treatment while
the others were treated on the scene. All were listed in light
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