Palestinian youths from the Jalazoun refugee camp throw stones as they clash with Israeli security forces, on the road at the entrance of the Jewish West Bank settlement Beit El, north of Ramallah, on October 24, 2014. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
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Washington confirmed Friday that a Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli troops was a US citizen -- the second time this week an American child has fallen victim to the ongoing conflict.On Friday, police in occupied East Jerusalem clashed with Palestinians, firing tear gas to disperse stone-throwing protesters.Clashes have broken out nightly since a Palestinian ploughed his car into a crowd of Israelis Wednesday, killing a baby who Washington said was a U.S. citizen, and injuring six other people before he was shot dead by police.The security presence was boosted across East Jerusalem including the Old City, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. Palestinians there threw stones and fired flares at police, who dispersed them and arrested three demonstrators, Samri said.Police branded Wednesday's incident -- in which 21-year-old Abdelrahman Shaludi from Silwan in East Jerusalem drove at high speed into a crowd of Israelis -- a "terror attack".
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