Wave of Violence Erupts in West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian youth and wounded six others during a clash Saturday in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

According to the Israel Defense Force, Israeli soldiers opened fire after their unit was attacked by stone-throwers while the unit was carrying out what was termed an “operational action.”

Israeli authorities imposed a curfew on Ramallah after the clash, which was the most serious incident to occur there since Palestinian self-rule began in the Gaza Strip and West Bank enclave of Jericho in May.

According to news reports, members of the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas movement had organized a riot against the Israeli troops.

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