Israeli forces kill Palestinian during West Bank clash

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli border police on Satursday shot and killed a Palestinian who was throwing a firebomb at them during a clash in the occupied West Bank, a police spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that border police officers driving near the village Al-Eizariya came under attack from a group of Palestinians throwing rocks and firebombs. The officers shot one of the men throwing a firebomb, the spokesperson said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed one person was killed in the incident.

A Palestinian woman walks past buring tires during clashes in east Bethlehem, West Bank, 30 September 2022. Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli soldiers over the death of a seven year old boy who according to the boy’s father, died of heart failure while being chased by Israeli soldiers on 29 September, an argument disputed by Israeli authorities.

Violence in the West Bank – part of what Palestinians want as an independent state – has simmered since U.S.-sponsored negotiations with Israel stalled in 2014.

(Reporting by Ali Sawafta, Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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