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Israeli forces shoot dead another Palestinian in al-Quds

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Israeli forces take aim during clashes with Palestinian protesters following a demonstration against Israeli occupation, in the Palestinian town of al-Bireh on the outskirts of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on November 29, 2015. (AFP)

A Palestinian teenage boy has been killed by Israelis in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

On Sunday, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of 17-year old Ayman Abbasi during clashes with Israeli soldiers.

In a statement, Israeli police said officers fired at a Palestinian, claiming he was holding a petrol bomb.

"About 10 petrol bombs were thrown at border police officers in Ras al-Amud," the statement said. "The force, whose lives were in immediate danger, fired at the lower body of a suspect who was seen with a petrol bomb in his hand... A hit could not be definitely identified."

An Israeli soldier holds a Palestinian flag seized from protesters during clashes following a demonstration by Palestinians against Israeli occupation, in the occupied West Bank, on November 29, 2015.  (AFP)

Earlier in the day, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank at the Damascus Gate, which is one of the main entrances to the Old City of the al-Quds (Jerusalem). 

Israeli police claimed the Palestinian was shot after he stabbed and moderately injured an Israeli policeman in East al-Quds.

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed since early October after violence erupted in al-Quds due to Israeli incursions into the al-Aqsa Mosque.

More than 2,000 Palestinians have also been injured in clashes with Israeli forces, forcing the Red Crescent to declare an emergency in occupied Palestinian territories.

Palestinian demonstrators want unrestricted access to worship at al-Aqsa, Islam’s third holiest place, a site also revered by Jews.

The protesters also demand an end to Israel’s decades-long military occupation of Palestine and the cessation of settlement building, which are both illegal under international laws.

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