Palestinian youth killed in Hebron clashes

The violence broke out after Israeli forces detained a number of "wanted" people in the city, the witnesses said.

Palestinian youth killed in Hebron clashes

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Palestinian youth was killed early Thursday in clashes between Palestinian security forces and "wanted" gunmen in the West Bank city of Hebron, eyewitnesses said.

The violence broke out after security forces detained a number of "wanted" people in the city, the witnesses said.

A security man was seriously injured in the clashes.

"An investigation has been launched into the incident," Adnan al-Dmeiri, spokesman for the Palestinian security agencies, told Anadolu Agency.

He said that security men had come under fire from "wanted" people, leaving one personnel injured.

According to the spokesman, security forces detained 21 "wanted" people in the city.

Meanwhile, an Israeli policeman was injured Thursday in clashes with Palestinian protesters in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli police said on Twitter that clashes broke out after scores of masked Palestinian youth threw stones and Molotov cocktails at a house in East Jerusalem's Ras al-Amud district.

One policeman was hurt in the clashes, the police said.

According to eyewitnesses, Israeli police used stun grenades and teargas to disperse the protesters.

On Wednesday, at least ten Palestinians and three Israeli policemen were injured in clashes in East Jerusalem.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank during the 1967 Middle East War. It later annexed the holy city in 1980, claiming it as the capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state – a move never recognized by the international community.

Palestinians, for their part, want a sovereign state of their own in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, with East Jerusalem – currently occupied by Israel – as its capital.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Ekim 2014, 13:15

Muhammed Öylek