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Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in West Bank: security

A Palestinian protester kicks a burning tyre during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, outside Israel's Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

TULKAREM, Palestine: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes in the northern West Bank Friday, security sources told AFP.

They said Tamer Smour, 22, was hit by a live bullet in the chest in the city of Tulkarem.

A spokesman for the Red Crescent told AFP that 39 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition and rubber bullets fired by Israeli forces during clashes throughout the West Bank.

In east Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested two Palestinians during a clash that took place outside the Old City after Friday prayers.

The clashes came as violence in Gaza escalated after a short-lived humanitarian truce collapsed after just a few hours.

Prior to Friday 11 people were reportedly killed and over 600 injured in West Bank protests over the last month.

Ten of them, including a teenager, were shot dead by Israeli troops, while another was killed by an Israel settler.

 

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