Palestinians Report One Dead, Nine Wounded by Israeli Military Fire in West Bank Clashes

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Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded man during clashes with Israeli forces in the town of Beita, Friday.
Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded man during clashes with Israeli forces in the town of Beita, Friday.Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP
Jack Khoury

One Palestinian teen was killed and nine were wounded by Israeli military live fire in two separate clashes in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry and the Red Crescent reported on Friday.

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Mohammad Munir al-Tamimi, 17, who was seriously wounded during clashes in a West Bank village northwest of Ramallah, succumbed to his wounds overnight into Saturday the Palestinian Health Ministry reported. Eyewitnesses said that Israeli troops entered the village of Nabi Saleh and clashes erupted with dozens of young Palestinians.

According to the witnesses, soldiers used live fire and the youth was wounded in the stomach before he was evacuated by the Red Crescent to the hospital in the city of Salfit, where he was brought in for surgery.

Mohammad Munir al-Tamimi.

"During a civil unrest [the troops] identified a Palestinian suspect who was hurling stones threatening one of the soldiers' life. The soldier followed the rules of engagement and shot the suspect," the military said in a statement Saturday, adding that the incident will be investigated. 

Meanwhile, nine Palestinians were wounded by live fire in clashes near where the illegal outpost of Evyatar was set up, the Red Crescent said. Activists said that heavy clashes broke out during the weekly protest near the outpost.

Palestinian television showed dozens of youths throwing stones at troops, who retreated into nearby agricultural land. Thirty-four other Palestinians were wounded by rubber-tipped bullets, the Red Crescent said. 

Palestinian activists also reported dozens of people hurt by rubber-tipped bullets and tear gas grenades during clashes with Israeli troops in Kafr Qaddum, following a weekly protest march over the blocking of a road into the town while the nearby settlement of Kedumim.

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