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Israel army shoots dead Palestinian in West Bank clash: medics

AFP  |  Nablus (Palestinian Territories) 

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli soldiers following a clash with Jewish settlers near the city of Nablus, medics and security sources said.

Palestinian security sources said the clash was started by the settlers, after which the intervened and fired at a group of Palestinians yesterday.

The identified the dead man as a 22-year-old from the town of Urif, adding that at least one other person was wounded.

The said Palestinians from had approached settlement, sparking "a confrontation between Palestinian and Israeli civilians".

As soldiers arrived, "a riot was instigated, during which troops used riot dispersal means and fired live rounds", a told AFP.

On Friday, a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the city of and at least four others were wounded in clashes along Gaza's border with

Tensions have risen since US Donald Trump's recognition in December of as Israel's capital -- a decision that has infuriated Palestinians.

seized mainly Arab east in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

At least 31 Palestinians and two Israelis have been killed since Trump's announcement.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 03:15 IST