Israeli security forces stand guard during clashes with Palestinian youths from the Jalazoun refugee camp, on the road at the entrance of the Jewish West Bank settlement Beit El, north of Ramallah, on March 13, 2015
Israeli security forces stand guard during clashes with Palestinian youths from the Jalazoun refugee camp, on the road at the entrance of the Jewish West Bank settlement Beit El, north of Ramallah, on March 13, 2015 © Abbas Momani - AFP/File
Israeli security forces stand guard during clashes with Palestinian youths from the Jalazoun refugee camp, on the road at the entrance of the Jewish West Bank settlement Beit El, north of Ramallah, on March 13, 2015
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Last updated: March 19, 2015

Israeli troops shoot and critically wound Palestinian

Israeli troops shot and critically wounded a Palestinian Wednesday near the Jelazoun refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian security and medical officials said.

They named him as Ali Mahmud Safi, 20, and said he was hit in the chest in a clash with soldiers near the camp, north of Ramallah.

An army spokeswoman told AFP he was one of about 50 Palestinians who hurled rocks at soldiers, who initially "responded with riot dispersal means" then opened small calibre live fire when the rioters refused to disperse.

"Upon their refusal to vacate the area and refrain from further violence the forces fired a .22 calibre round toward a main instigator and a hit was confirmed," she said in English.

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