Palestinian protesters block Route 60, the main Jewish settler road in the West Bank on July 25, 2014, in the Beit Omar village
Palestinian protesters block Route 60, the main Jewish settler road in the West Bank on July 25, 2014, in the Beit Omar village © Hazem Bader - AFP
Palestinian protesters block Route 60, the main Jewish settler road in the West Bank on July 25, 2014, in the Beit Omar village
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Last updated: July 26, 2014

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teens in West Bank protests

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Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers Saturday in continuing West Bank protests over Israel's Gaza military campaign, Palestinian security officials told AFP.

They said Nasri Mahmud Paqatqa, 16, was killed and five others wounded in a clash at the village of Beit Fajar, south of Bethlehem and 18-year-old Bassem Abu Rub died in a protest at the Jalama military checkpoint in the northern West Bank.

On Friday five Palestinians were killed in the West Bank in separate clashes.

In the first incident, three Palestinian men were shot dead by troops while protesting against the conflict in Gaza in the village of Beit Ummar near the flashpoint southern city of Hebron, Palestinian security sources said.

In the second, a group of settlers opened fire on protesting Palestinians after they threw stones at the Israelis' car near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian security sources said.

The settler fire killed an 18-year-old Palestinian named as Khaled Oudeh.

Shortly afterwards, Israeli troops arrived at the scene and clashed with the Palestinians, firing live bullets and tear gas.

The Israeli army fire killed a second Palestinian, 22-year-old Tayyib Oudeh, the security sources said, adding that three other Palestinians were injured by live fire.

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