Palestinians shot dead in West Bank as seven settlers wounded in rocket attack
A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli gunfire south of the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday night. The man was not armed and was not carrying identifying papers.
Also Monday night, seven settlers were lightly wounded when a Qassam rocket fired by Palestinians hit a residential building in the Gaza Strip settlement of Nisanit, Israel Radio reported.
Earlier, another settler was wounded when a home-made Qassam rocket hit Nisanit. The Israeli was moderately wounded when one rocket hit a house in the settlement.
Several rockets, anti-tank missiles and mortar shells were fired at Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip overnight but the Nisanit attack was the only one that caused casualties, the army said, according to The AP.
On Sunday night, one Israeli-Arab was killed and another suffered moderate injured during an exchange of fire with Israel's Border Patrol policemen near the "Beit Rimon" Junction in the Lower Galilee.
According to Israeli reports, the two men opened fire on a Border Police vehicle near the junction at around 10 P.M. (local time). Policemen returned fire and injured the two men. One of them later died of his wounds.
In the West Bank, Israeli troops shot and critically wounded a 14-year-old Palestinian boy in a clash between stone throwers and soldiers.
In another development, a 24-year-old Palestinian died Sunday of wounds received in clashes during a demonstration against the security barrier Israel is building, hospital officials said. (Albawaba.com)
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