TEL AVIV (Aug. 21)
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.