July 3, 1997 in Nation/World

Palestinian Teen Killed By Israelis

Compiled From Wire Services

Violent clashes erupted anew in Hebron and the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, with a 16-year-old Palestinian youth shot dead by Israeli soldiers.

The shooting happened after Jewish settlers from the Gush Qatif settlement in the Gaza Strip began bulldozing land that Palestinians claimed was theirs, and Arab youths began throwing stones.

Witnesses said soldiers fired in the air to disperse them, then fired into the protesters, killing the youth and wounding six others.

In Hebron, Palestinians came out once again to bombard Israeli soldiers with stones and firebombs, and the Israelis responded with live ammunition, wounding at least two dozen youths.

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