One Palestinian dead, dozens hurt in W Bank clashes

August 09, 2014 - 12:14:22 am
Palestinians carry a wounded protester during clashes with Israeli troops following a demonstration against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, at the Beit Fourik checkpoint near the West Bank of Nablus yesterday.

HEBRON: Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager yesterday, amid widespread protest across the West Bank against the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical officials said.

They said that Mohammed Qatri, 19, was one of a group who clashed with soldiers near the Israeli settlement of Psagot, between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The army said it was looking into the report.

In the southern West Bank city of Hebron, soldiers wounded dozens of protesters, medical officials said. They said that one man was seriously injured by a live shot to the chest, while another 29 received lesser wounds from a mixture of live fire and rubber bullets.

The army said that soldiers were attacked by about 300 violent protesters. “The soldiers responded by firing riot disposal means,” a spokeswoman said, adding that those means included 0.22 calibre rifle fire.