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West Bank teen killed by Israeli fire

15 January 2013, 16:04

Ramallah - A Palestinian teenager was on Tuesday shot dead by Israeli troops in the northern West Bank, not far from the separation barrier, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

Samir Ahmed Awad, aged 17, died after being hit by a bullet to the chest and another to the leg in an area not far from the village of Ras Karkar, about 10km northwest of Ramallah, they said.

The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the incident, which took place a day after medics said a 21-year-old Palestinian farmer was killed by Israeli fire in northern Gaza.

On Tuesday, the military denied any involvement in the Gaza incident.

On Saturday, a 21-year-old Palestinian labourer was shot dead by troops as he tried to cross the vast separation barrier in the southern West Bank in search of work in Israel, medics said.



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