Palestinian boy killed in East Jerusalem

Palestinian boy killed in East JerusalemA Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli soldiers on Tuesday, the Palestinian health ministry said. During a clash with Israeli troops fired rubber-coated bullets at demonstrators in occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Arab East Jerusalem.

Muhey al-Tabakhi, died in a Palestinian hospital after being hit with a rubber-coated bullet that struck his chest and caused heart failure, a ministry spokesman said.

An Israeli police spokeswoman said that the violence broke out when Border Police officers who were returning the body of a Palestinian terrorist were “pelted with Molotov cocktails. Police officers used only tear gas and stun grenades in the clash at al-Ram and there had been no firing.

"After being pelted with Molotov cocktails, police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the protesters," police spokeswoman Luba Samri told.

Earlier on Tuesday, a Palestinian assailant who stabbed two Israeli soldiers in an incident near the occupied West Bank town of Hebron on Monday, died of wounds in an Israeli hospital, officials said.

Since October, Palestinian street attacks have killed at least 33 Israelis and two visiting Americans. Israel has killed at least 204 Palestinians, 138 of whom it said were assailants. Others were killed during clashes and protests.
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