Official: Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli troops
Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes following a demonstration to demand the release of bodies of Palestinian attackers being held by Israeli authorities, in the West Bank city of Ramallah - AP

RAMALLAH:  A Palestinian official says a Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.

Health ministry spokesman Mohammed Awawdeh said the Palestinian was killed early Tuesday at the Deheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem. Awawdeh said he was shot in the head.

The Israeli military said Palestinians attacked soldiers on “routine activity” in the area with pipe bombs and burning tires. It said forces fired warning shots to disperse them. The military is investigating the Palestinian claims, it said.

Tensions are high after more than two months of near-daily Palestinian attacks that have killed 19 Israelis. At least 109 Palestinians have been killed. They include 73 people said by Israel to be attackers, with the remainder killed in clashes with Israeli troops.

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