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Palestinian killed, dozens wounded in West Bank protest — PA Health Ministry

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry says a Palestinian protester has been killed and dozens more wounded when gunshots rang out at a large demonstration in the West Bank.

The Israeli military says protesters opened fire at troops at the demonstration. It says two soldiers were shot in the leg and had to be hospitalized. Palestinian protesters often clash with Israeli troops in the West Bank but the demonstrators are rarely armed.

The Health Ministry identifies the deceased as 25-year-old Muhammad Hamid. It says 46 others were wounded, including 16 with bullet wounds. It says four of them are in serious condition.

Hundreds of protesters gathered on the outskirts of Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is headquartered, to protest against Israel’s actions in Gaza and Jerusalem. They burned tires and hurled stones at the Israeli troops, who fired tear gas at them.

A general strike is being observed by Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank.

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