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Gaza Palestinian Killed by IDF

A young Palestinian was shot to death by Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, although violence, running high for several days, appeared to have abated through much of the administered territories.

The youth, whose age was given as 16, was killed in a violent exchange between rioters and troops in Khan Yunis.

The riot erupted in the aftermath of an exchange of fire in the town the night before in which an armed Palestinian was killed and an Israel Defense Force soldier seriously wounded. Despite a curfew imposed by the army, young men took to the streets and pelted troops with stones and bottles.

The injured soldier was reported in serious condition later in the week.