Palestinian's killing sparks clashes in West Bank

Students pelted Israeli soldiers with stones to protest the killing by Israel of a 22-year-old Palestinian man in Ramallah on Wednesday.

Palestinian's killing sparks clashes in West Bank

World Bulletin / News Desk

Scores of Palestinian students from Birzeit University suffered temporary asphyxiation from teargas on Thursday after clashing with Israeli soldiers near the entrance of Israel's Ofer Prison near Ramallah.

Students pelted Israeli soldiers with stones to protest the killing by Israel of a 22-year-old Palestinian man in Ramallah on Wednesday, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter.

He added that Israeli soldiers had used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse protesting students, noting that scores of the latter had suffered temporary asphyxiation for which they were treated on the spot.

Mohamed Mubarak, a young Palestinian from the Jalazone refugee camp, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Ein Siniya north of Ramallah, sources with the Palestinian Red Crescent told AA.

Mubarak was shot three times in the back and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Ramallah Medical Complex, the sources said.

According to eyewitnesses, Mubarak, who worked for a Palestinian road-maintenance company, was targeted by the Israeli army.

Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, however, quoted Israeli army sources as saying that a Palestinian militant had been killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops near the Ateret settlement north of Ramallah.

The army sources claimed the shootout had occurred after the Palestinian had shot at a car carrying Jewish settlers.

The Palestinian Red Crescent has accused Israeli forces of barring its ambulances from rescuing Mubarak after he was shot.

"Israeli forces prevented the ambulances from reaching the scene for an hour and half," Palestinian Red Crescent spokesman Mohamed Ayaz told Anadolu Agency.

Israeli troops shoot two Palestinians at checkpoint

Two Palestinian youths were shot and detained by Israeli forces in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem) on Friday.

According to Israeli radio, the two Palestinians were shot and detained before hurling Molotov cocktails at an army camp near Abu Deis village in eastern Jerusalem.

The two Palestinians were taken to hospital for treatment, the Israeli radio reported.

There was no comment from Israeli or Palestinian authorities

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