2 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire

2015-08-01 14:05
(Abbas Momani, AFP)

(Abbas Momani, AFP)

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Ramallah - A Palestinian teenager who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli soldiers during clashes on the West Bank has died, Palestinian medics said on Saturday.

Layth Khalidi, aged 17, threw stones at Israeli soldiers manning a checkpoint near the city of Ramallah on Friday, during protests sparked by the death of a Palestinian infant in an arson attack blamed on Jewish extremists.

Khalidi's mother is a staff nurse at the hospital and she participated in the efforts to save his life, according to Palestinian reports.

Israeli soldiers also shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian in the northern Gaza Strip after he approached the border fence between Israel and the Palestinian coastal enclave.

The death of 18-month-old Ali Dawabshe in the arson attack was condemned around the world and outraged the Palestinian leadership, which held Israel responsible.

Graffiti in Hebrew, including the word "revenge," along with a Star of David were sprayed on the walls of the house in Douma, near Nablus on the West Bank.

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