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Israeli Soldiers Kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank

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Men carry the body of one of the Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops at Qalandiya Refugee Camp in the West Bank August 26, 2013.

Men carry the body of one of the Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops at Qalandiya Refugee Camp in the West Bank August 26, 2013.

Israeli soldiers have killed three Palestinians during clashes at a refugee camp in the West Bank.

An Israeli police spokesman says officers were attempting to arrest a suspect at the Qalandiya camp near Ramallah Monday when hundreds of Palestinians confronted them with rocks and firebombs. The officers then tried to disperse the crowd.

Hospital officials in Ramallah say the victims were hit by live ammunition.

Palestinian officials condemned the incident.

A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the killings could impact peace talks between the two sides, and urged the United States to help keep the process going.

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