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Palestinian shot dead in West Bank clash

Locals say Munir Ahmad Badareen was was shot twice by the Israeli army during clashes near Hebron.

Last updated: 14 Jul 2014 10:16
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Locals said Munir Ahmad Badareen was was shot twice during clashes near Hebron [Al Jazeera]

The Israeli army has shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, local sources said.

Witnesses told Al Jazeera that 22-year-old Munir Ahmad Badareen was hit by two shots and was left bleeding before rescuers were allowed to help him.

Palestinian medical sources also said 11 others were injured in confrontations with the Israeli army in Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah.

Badareen's funeral is due to be held on Monday.

Israeli forces have been arresting hundreds of Hamas activists in the occupied West Bank since the killing of three teenage Jewish settlers.

A Palestinian youth was abducted and killed in East Jerusalem shortly after that incident.

The killing of Badareen came after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called for "international protection for the Palestinian lands and nation."

Abbas handed UN special envoy Robert Serry a letter for the attention of the UN secretary general, during a meeting in the city of Ramallah, asking the organisation to help stop Israel's offensive in Gaza.

That offensive has killed at least 172 Palestinian civilians so far and wounded more than 1000.


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