Five injured in Hebron clashes after teenager shot dead

Five injured in Hebron clashes after teenager shot dead
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Published December 13th, 2012 - 15:56 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Clashes have erupted in Hebron after a teenager was shot dead by Israeli security forces.
Clashes have erupted in Hebron after a teenager was shot dead by Israeli security forces.
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Five people were hurt Thursday in Israeli-Palestinian clashes in Hebron, West Bank, as Palestinians protested the fatal shooting of a teen by Israeli soldiers.

Israeli military forces fired tear gas at Palestinians, sending five demonstrators to the hospital, and detained four young people, described as between the ages of 8 and 14, the Palestinians Ma'an News Agency said.

The confrontations began overnight between residents and Israeli soldiers deployed to the area after an Israeli border guard shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in Hebron's Old City Wednesday. Israeli police said the 16-year-old victim appeared to be carrying a fake pistol.

Initial findings are that he had a fake pistol that he pointed at the officers at the time of the incident, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma'an [on] Wednesday.

Israeli broadcaster Arutz Sheva said the protesters threw rocks and bottles at Israeli soldiers, whose response included firing tear gas.

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