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19-year-old shot dead near Jericho, sixth Palestinian killed by Israeli army in 24 Hours

Israeli forces surrounded a house and arrested two young men, where clashes broke out after dozens of youth began throwing stones at the Israeli forces

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A 19-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli army fire after clashes broke out on Wednesday morning in the West Bank.

Sources in the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp near Jericho said that Israeli forces surrounded a house and arrested two young men, where clashes broke out after dozens of young Palestinians began throwing stones at the Israeli forces, who responded by opening fire on the rioters. Durgam al-Akhras was hit in the head and died a short time later.

Also on Wednesday, a Palestinian who was wounded in clashes with Israeli forces in Jenin on Tuesday, died of his wounds, raising the death toll to four killed and at least 30 wounded.

Clashes between the Israeli army and Palestinian militants erupted in Jenin as the IDF surrounded a house in the refugee camp that Palestinians say belongs to Mohammed Abu Albahaa, a member of a military wing of Fatah who had previously served time in an Israeli prison.

The Israeli army also launched an airstrike on the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, according to the Israeli army and Palestinian Health Ministry.

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