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Israeli army kill stone-throwing Palestinian teen in the West Bank

Around 20 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since June.

Israeli border police detaining a Palestinian protester earlier this month
Israeli border police detaining a Palestinian protester earlier this month
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ISRAELI TROOPS HAVE shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian boy in the occupied West Bank.

The shooting occurred during a stone-throwing incident today near the northern city of Nablus, sources on both sides have said.

The army said soldiers had fired warning shots before opening fire on a group throwing stones at Israeli civilians.

Palestinian security officials said the stones had been thrown at military vehicles.

The teenager was killed near the Tapuah settlement, south of Nablus, and a 19-year-old was wounded in the same incident, they added.

Around 20 Palestinians have been killed by the army in the West Bank since June, according to an AFP tally.

© – AFP 2014

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