Amid stone pelting, Israeli army kills Palestinian youth in West Bank

Nablus, Palestinian Territories: Israeli troops shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian boy in the occupied West Bank during a stone-throwing incident Monday near the northern city of Nablus, sources on both sides said.

The army said soldiers had fired warning shots before opening fire on a group throwing stones at Israeli civilians.

 Amid stone pelting, Israeli army kills Palestinian youth in West Bank

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Palestinian security officials said the stones had been thrown at military vehicles.

The teenager was killed near the Tapuah settlement, south of Nablus, and a 19-year-old was wounded in the same incident, they added.

Around 20 Palestinians have been killed by the army in the West Bank since June, according to an AFP tally.

AFP

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Updated Date: Dec 29, 2014 20:19:42 IST