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Youth killed by Israeli soldiers in West Bank village identified

09 June 2018

The shooting occurred amid clashes that broke out when troops entered the village to arrest a suspect.

Tamimi was later arrested and eventually accepted a plea bargain in which she was sentenced to an eight-month prison term due to end in mid-July.

Palestinian activist Bilal Tamimi told the official Wafa news agency that Israeli soldiers had prevented Palestinian medical teams from attending the youth.

There was no immediate confirmation of the decision from the Israeli side.

"An initial examination regarding the incident. found that a small number of bullets were fired. and that no shots were deliberately or directly aimed towards her", part of a brief statement issued by the Israeli army said.

The IDF confirmed that soldiers were indeed firing - but not at the terror-supporting volunteer nurse as she was tending to injured Gazans who were attempting to damage the security fence east of Khan Younis.

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The Palestinian Information Ministry said Israeli forces had killed Ezz El-Deen al-Tamimi, 21, in "cold blood".

The soldiers also shot another Palestinian with a live round and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during protests that took place after the soldiers killed Tamimi. Growing despair in Gaza over blockade-linked hardships, including daily hours-long power cuts and rising poverty, have driven turnout. Israel and Hamas, which seeks Israel's destruction, have fought three cross-border wars since 2008. Al-Quds is the historic Arabic name for Jerusalem, and Iran says the day is an occasion to express support for the Palestinians.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it to its capital, a move not recognized by most of the global community.

The Jerusalem Day protests are being held each year on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. USA -brokered peace talks collapsed in 2014.

The eastern sector houses major shrines revered by Muslims, Christians and Jews.

Chanting "Death to Israel", demonstrators protested Israel's occupation of Jerusalem, the city where Muslims believe Islam's Prophet Muhammad began his journey to heaven.

Youth killed by Israeli soldiers in West Bank village identified