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Palestinian killed by army jeep

Funeral of Fuad Turkman in Yabad, near Jenin
Fuad Turkman was buried in his home town of Yabad, near Jenin

A Palestinian teenager has been hit and killed by an Israeli military jeep near Jenin in the occupied West Bank.

Reports say that Israeli military personnel were confronting Palestinian teenagers who were throwing stones at the time of the incident.

A Palestinian official said the vehicle deliberately ran over the boy. The Israeli military called it an accident.

The army said the car hit Fuad Turkman after developing mechanical problems and it was investigating the incident.

The incident happened outside a school in Yabad, a town of 14,000 people in an agricultural area with high levels of unemployment.

Tensions have been high in Palestinian areas since Israeli security forces used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse 150 Palestinian protesters at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem on 28 September.

Palestinian protesters had thrown rocks at visitors to the mosque who they said were Jewish extremists, but Israel officials said were foreign tourists.

Earlier, reports from Gaza said two Palestinians were killed and two others wounded by an Israeli airstrike that followed rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.

Palestinian medical sources said the raid targeted three smuggling tunnels between Gaza and Egypt. Israel has confirmed the air strike, but not the casualties.

On Tuesday, a Palestinian gunman shot and wounded an Israeli motorist in the West Bank.



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