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Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli army: Palestinian ministry

AFP  |  Hebron(Palestinian Territories) 

A Palestinian man was killed in clashes today with the in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Mohammed al-Jabari, 24, was shot during the clashes in the southern city of and later died in hospital, the ministry said.

The official Palestinian agency said he had disabilities, without further details.

The said a "riot" had broken out in and that protesters had attacked soldiers.

"Troops fired live rounds towards a main instigator who held a firebomb with the intent to hurl it," a said, adding an investigation had been launched.

Clashes between and Israeli soldiers are common after Friday Muslim prayers.

Meanwhile, at least four people were wounded in the on Friday, one of them seriously, in clashes along the border with Israel, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said.

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

occupied mainly Palestinian east in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community. It sees the entire city as its capital.

The see east as the capital of their future state.

At least 30 Palestinians and two Israelis have been killed since Trump's December 6 announcement.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 22:10 IST