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Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian During West Bank Protest


Hospital sources in the West Bank city of Ramallah say Israeli soldiers fatally wounded a Palestinian man during clashes Wednesday to protest the killing of another man a day earlier.

The sources said the 21-year-old man was shot in the chest at the heavily guarded Jewish settlement of Bei El, and later died of his wounds.

An Israeli military spokesman said troops shot at a protester who was preparing to throw a firebomb at them.

The incident took place following the funeral of an 18-year-old Palestinian man killed by Israeli troops late Tuesday as he was preparing to throw a firebomb into a Jewish settlement.

A military statement said Israeli soldiers found another 10 firebombs at the scene.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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