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Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli forces in West Bank

AP  |  Ramallah 

The Palestinian health ministry says a teenager was shot and killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West

It said the 16-year-old was killed in the evening at the entrance to Al-Aroub near the volatile city of Hebron.

The Israeli military said "firebombs were hurled at passing vehicles and in response to that immediate threat forces fired toward the suspects."

Since 2015, Israeli forces killed at least 239 Palestinians during the same period, most identified by as attackers. Palestinians have killed 41 Israelis and two visiting Americans in numerous assaults, mainly stabbings, shootings and attacks in which vehicles were used to ram into people.

says the violence is fuelled by a Palestinian campaign of incitement. The Palestinians say it stems from anger over decades of Israeli rule.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 02:07 IST