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Israelis shoot dead Palestinian

Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank.

The military says the youth had been preparing to throw petrol bombs at the cars of Jewish settlers.

Abdul Qadir Zeit was shot close to the Jalazoun refugee camp where he lived. The army says it found 10 petrol bombs close to his body.

Tension is rising across the West Bank with each side, Israeli settlers and Palestinians, complaining of violent attacks by the other.

Israel has settled about 450,000 of its citizens in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since it occupied the areas in 1967.

Settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.

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