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Palestinian youth killed in clashes, as riots rage on
A 16-year-old Palestinian is shot and killed in confrontations with IDF forces in the central Gaza Strip area, while hundreds continue to riot throughout the West Bank; The Red Crescent reported that its staff treated at least 25 Palestinians who were injured in violent riots; several Soldier were lightly injured by stone-throwing.

A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed Friday afternoon during clashes with IDF forces on the border fence in the central Gaza Strip.

 

 

Meanwhile, Hundreds of Palestinians took part in riots throughout the West Bank, while the relative calm in the Temple Mount compound was maintained from noon, after prayers in the holy place that has been the focus of tensions for the past two weeks ended.

 

Palestinian youths throwing rocks at security forces (Photo: Reuters)
Palestinian youths throwing rocks at security forces (Photo: Reuters)

The Palestinian youth who was killed in the clashes
The Palestinian youth who was killed in the clashes

The Red Crescent reported that its staff treated some 25 Palestinians in various disturbances, including in Hebron, Rachel's Tomb, Nablus, Tulkarem and Qalandiya, where a soldier was lightly wounded by stones.

 

Israeli security forces in Hebron (Photo: AFP)
Israeli security forces in Hebron (Photo: AFP)

 

In the context of the tensions, an attack was also prevented at the Gush Etzion junction, and the terrorist who tried to storm the soldiers was neutralized and killed.

 

The knife used in the attempted attack at the Gush Etzion junction
The knife used in the attempted attack at the Gush Etzion junction

 

Earlier, it was reported that Muslim worshipers threw stones at police in the Wadi Joz neighborhood of Jerusalem, near the Lions' Gate.

 

Palestinian demonstration in Hebron (Photo: AFP)
Palestinian demonstration in Hebron (Photo: AFP)

 

In Bethlehem dozens began to confront the security forces at the northern entrance to the city, in the vicinity of Rachel's Tomb. According to Palestinian reports, several rioters were injured by rubber bullets.

 

Rock thrower in Bethlehem (Photo: Reuters)
Rock thrower in Bethlehem (Photo: Reuters)

 

Riot control in Bethlehem (Photo: Reuters)
Riot control in Bethlehem (Photo: Reuters)

 

At the same time, three Palestinians were arrested by the Border Police in the area of the Beit El checkpoint in the Ramallah area.

  

In Hebron and Qalqiliya Palestinian youths clashed with the security forces in riots, throwing rocks and setting tires on fire. The Palestinians reported several people injured, mainly by rubber bullets.

 

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