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2 Palestinian teens killed by Israeli fire in clashes

Published Oct. 6, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israeli troops fired at stone-throwers in West Bank clashes Monday, killing two Palestinian teens and raising fears about an escalation of violence.

Since late last week, four Israeli civilians have been killed in two separate attacks, including a couple shot to death in the West Bank and a man stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli forces shot dead two suspected Palestinian assailants.

More than 450 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank over the weekend, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent paramedic service.

On Monday in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem, stone-throwers clashed with Israeli troops. A doctor at a nearby hospital said Abdel Rahman Shadi, 13, died after being hit by a live bullet.

Earlier Monday, an 18-year-old Palestinian was killed in clashes in Tulkarem, according to a doctor there. Both he and his colleague in Bethlehem spoke on condition of anonymity.