Palestinian teen killed in West Bank clashes

by IANS |

Ramallah, March 11 (IANS) A Palestinian teenager was killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Health Ministry here said.

Amri Oudeh, 16, died after he was shot by in the chest in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, the Ministry said late Friday.

In addition, three Palestinian demonstrators were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets shot fired by Israeli soldiers, said Murad Ishteiwi, the Palestinian coordinator of the popular resistance in the village of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya.

Similar clashes broke out between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in the village of Beit Dajan close to the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.

Israeli authorities are yet to comment on the incidents.

Earlier in the day, a Palestinian was killed after he tried to stab an Israeli settler east of Qalqilya.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 79 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem during clashes with Israeli forces since the start of this year.

Israeli official figures showed that 14 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks.

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