Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes
Mar 11 2018
However, previous reports said the incident took place amid clashes between residents of the Palestinian village of Urif and settlers from the Israeli town of Yitzhar, which the army intervened to stop.
Clashes erupted between Palestinian youth and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on Friday amid ongoing demonstrations against the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, according to eyewitnesses.
An Israeli military spokesman said the slain man had been about to throw a fire-bomb at the troops, who were responding to an immediate threat when they shot him.
A Palestinian young man died of his wounds suffered during clashes with Israeli soldiers on Friday afternoon in the West Bank, local medics said. It says troops arrived and fired live rounds to disperse the confrontation.
The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as their future capital and view Trump's decision as siding with Israel on one of the thorniest issues at the heart of the conflict.
Trump announced the move in December, which drew considerable backlash and suggestions from Arab leaders, including Palestinians, that the United States can no longer be an effective or respected negotiator of peace in the Middle East.
The status of Jerusalem, Israel's largest city and Palestine's planned capital, should it achieve sovereignty, has always been a hurdle in the peace process.
At least 31 Palestinians and two Israelis have been killed since Trump's announcement.