11-year-old boy killed in West Bank, Palestinians say
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11-year-old boy killed in West Bank, Palestinians say

Witnesses: Youth shot by IDF troops; report comes after a series of weekend clashes with rioters

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces (unseen) following a demonstration in support of Gaza after Friday prayers at the Hawara checkpoint, east of the West Bank city of Nablus, on August 8, 2014 (Photo credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces (unseen) following a demonstration in support of Gaza after Friday prayers at the Hawara checkpoint, east of the West Bank city of Nablus, on August 8, 2014 (Photo credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)

An 11-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli troops in the southern West Bank on Sunday, Palestinian medics said.

“Mohammed Khalil al-Anati, 11 years old, was shot and killed in Al-Fawwar refugee camp,” a medical official told AFP. The camp lies southwest of the flashpoint city of Hebron.

Witnesses said he was shot by Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military said it was looking into the reports.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear.

It followed two consecutive days of clashes in the area between Israeli troops and Palestinians protesting against Israel’s ongoing operation in the Gaza Strip.

Fighting in Gaza resumed after Hamas and other militant groups refused to extend a temporary ceasefire on Friday and restarted rocket fire on southern Israel.

On Saturday, 15 Palestinians were injured in Hebron when troops dispersed stone throwers with tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and live fire after the funeral of a Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli forces at a Gaza protest on Friday.

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