Wednesday, 17 January 2018

World News

Palestine: Two Killed In Clashes With Israeli Forces

Palestinian officials said two Palestinian teenagers were shot dead in clashes with Israel’s military Thursday.

Amir Abu Musaid, 16, was shot in the chest near the border fence east of Al-Bureij camp in central Gaza, the health ministry in the strip announced, following protests against Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The Israeli army said dozens of Palestinians were involved in “riots” along the border, throwing stones and burning tyres. The statement said two other Palestinians were injured in the clashes.

It said it shot at three who “put our forces in danger”.

Later another teenager was shot in the head in clashes near the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Family members identified him as Ali Omar Qino, 16. Israel’s army has not yet commented on the second incident.

It was unclear whether the gun attack on the Israeli or Thursday’s shooting death of the Palestinian near Nablus were related to Trump’s declaration.