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Israeli Soldiers Fatally Shoot Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli soldiers evacuate the body of Oman Dwekat, a 17-year-old Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli troops during a stone-throwing incident, on December 29, 2014 near the Tapuah settlement, south of the West Bank city of Nablus. The Israeli army said soldiers had fired warning shots before opening fire on a group throwing stones at Israeli civilians. AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEHJAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images
Israeli soldiers evacuate the body of Oman Dwekat, a 17-year-old Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli troops during a stone-throwing incident, on December 29, 2014 near the Tapuah settlement, south of the West Bank city of Nablus. The Israeli army said soldiers had fired warning shots before opening fire on a group throwing stones at Israeli civilians. AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEHJAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty ImagesJAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP - Getty Images

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TEL AVIV — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian throwing rocks in the West Bank, according to Israel's military. It said that troops tried to stop a group of Palestinians throwing rocks by firing warning shots in the air and later at the group.

Israel's military said one Palestinian was wounded and treated at the scene, but died from his injuries. It did not identify the victim but said an investigation has been opened into the incident. Violent confrontations in the West Bank have escalated in recent months.

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