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Palestinian man killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank: medics

10 March 2018

A disabled Palestinian young man identified as Mohammad Zain al-Jabari, 24, succumbed to his wounds a few minutes after he was shot with gunfire by Israeli forces in the occupied city of Hebron (Al-Khalil), in southern West Bank, according to the Ministry of Health.

"Troops fired live rounds towards a main instigator who held a firebomb with the intent to hurl it", a spokesman said, adding an investigation had been launched.

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Palestinian man killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank: medics