Palestinian killed in E. Jerusalem after shooting at troops
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Palestinian killed in E. Jerusalem after shooting at troops

In Gaza, 7th man dies after border shooting; armed man shot while trying to enter settlement; riots continue in Israeli town of Umm al-Fahm

A Palestinian protester prepares to throw a firebomb during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, on October 9, 2015. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
A Palestinian protester prepares to throw a firebomb during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, on October 9, 2015. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

A Palestinian seriously wounded during clashes with Israeli Border Police in East Jerusalem died of his wounds on Saturday, police and Palestinian medical sources said.

Police said he was shot after opening fire at Border Police late on Friday night, and the Red Crescent said he was killed by a live bullet at the clashes in the Shuafat refugee camp. He was identified by his family as 22-year-old Ahmed Qali.

Stones, Molotov cocktails and a pipe bomb were thrown at troops during the riots.

In the Gaza Strip a seventh man succumbed to his wounds and died Saturday after being shot by Israeli troops near the border fence the previous day. Six Palestinians were killed and at least 19 hurt Friday when IDF soldiers opened fire on a crowd of protesters as they approached the border and assailed soldiers with rocks and burning tires.

Following the deadly incident, a rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel overnight and air raid sirens were heard in local communities. It exploded in the Eshkol region, causing no injuries or damage. A Gaza-based jihadist group claiming affiliation with the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack shortly afterwards.

In northern Gaza dozens of Palestinians protested and burned tires near the Erez Crossing Saturday morning.

Also Saturday, police arrested two Arab men suspected of throwing rocks at cars on Route 6 near Baqa al-Gharbiya and Hadera. They were taken in for questioning.

Rioting was reported overnight in Umm al-Fahm, near Haifa, with protesters throwing rocks and firebombs at security forces. Authorities responded with riot-control means and prevented the demonstrators from blocking Route 65, which passes through the town.

A Palestinian armed with a knife was shot while attempting to infiltrate a settlement in the Hebron area. The man was identified near the Negohot settlement and shot by local security. He suffered light injuries and was evacuated to receive medical treatment.

On Friday hundreds of Israeli Arab protesters demonstrated and clashed with police in various incidents throughout the country, though there were no reports of major injuries in those events.

AFP contributed to this report.

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