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‘Israel forces shoot dead Palestinian in West Bank clash’

By AFP - Mar 10,2018 - Last updated at Mar 10,2018

NABLUS, Palestinian Territories — A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Saturday following a clash with Israeli settlers near the West Bank city of Nablus, medics and security sources said. 

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

The Palestinian Red Crescent identified the dead man as Imayyer Shehadeh, 22, from the town of Urif, adding that at least one other person was wounded.

The Israeli forces had no immediate comment. On Friday, a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank city of Hebron and at least four others were wounded in clashes along Gaza's border with Israel. 

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

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