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West Bank Palestinian killed by settler gunshot

West Bank Palestinian killed by settler gunshot

Palestinian hospital officials say a Palestinian teenager shot by an Israeli settler has died in the hospital.
Yousef Ekhlaiel was shot in the head during a clash with settlers near the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday. Hebron hospital officials say the 15-year-old was in a coma until he died overnight.
Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Saturday that police believe an Israeli opened fire after being attacked by a group of Palestinians. He said police detained two Israelis in connection with the shooting, and the two appeared before an Israeli court Saturday.
Some 300,000 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank in settlements among a Palestinian population of around 2.5 million. The Palestinians and the international community say the settlements violate international law.


Updated : 2021-03-04 19:54 GMT+08:00