Palestinian Teen Killed in Clash with Israel Army


A Palestinian teen shot during clashes with the israeli army in the West Bank succumbed to his wounds early Saturday, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

The sources said 14-year-old Laith Khaldi of the Jalazon refugee camp was shot in the chest during clashes with the Israeli forces near the Atara checkpoint on Friday evening and died hours later in hospital, Naharnet reported.

Clashes had erupted in the West Bank on Friday after a Palestinian toddler was burnt to death as the result of an arson attack by suspected Israeli settlers.

Also on Friday, a Palestinian man was killed and another wounded by Israeli fire when they approached a security fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, medical officials said.