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Palestinian, 19, shot dead during clashes with Israeli forces

Army and border police pelted with rocks in village near Ramallah; one Israeli officer injured

Illustrative photo of Palestinian men burning tires during clashes with Israeli border police at the Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, late on July 24, 2014. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of Palestinian men burning tires during clashes with Israeli border police at the Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, late on July 24, 2014. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead early Sunday during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

An army spokesman said the incident occurred in the village of Beit Rima, near Ramallah, after Israeli security services were confronted by Palestinian youths rioting and throwing rocks.

One border police officer was injured by the rock-throwing.

The army spokesman said that security forces used riot dispersal means in order to quell the clashes and fired toward the main instigators.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Ahmed Hazem al-Rimawy, 19, was killed in the ensuing fire.

Palestinian media reports said the teenager was the son of Hazem Atta al-Rimawy, who had spent 15 years in Israeli jail and was released three months ago.

The army said it was looking into reports that another Palestinian was injured during the riots.

According to reports in the Hebrew-language media, al-Rimawy was shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

AFP contributed to this report

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