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Palestinian youth killed in clash over well

SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010

JERUSALEM – Israeli forces killed a Palestinian teenager and critically injured another Saturday after a clash between Jewish settlers and Palestinians over a West Bank water well, officials said.

It marks some of the worst such violence in more than a year and comes at a time of heightened tensions over Israeli settlements.

Feuding between Palestinians and Jewish settlers over a spring at Iraq Burin village near the city of Nablus has occurred almost weekly. Palestinians accuse the settlers of trying to take control of the spring.

The clashes came as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the West Bank on Saturday and reiterated his call for Israel to halt its settlement expansion.


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