Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian cameraman during a clash with Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus on Saturday, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.
Dozens of Israeli soldiers raided Nablus's old city on Saturday, encountering scores of Palestinian youths who began throwing stones, Palestinian witnesses said. Palestinian fighters also opened fire, and a fierce gun battle with the soldiers ensued, they said.
A group of Palestinian journalists, including a Reuters cameraman and photographer, said they were trying to film the clash when soldiers opened fire on them.
One Palestinian cameraman from another news organization was killed in the shooting, the Reuters journalists and Palestinian medics said. Witnesses said he was wearing a jacket marked "press". Hospital officials said at least 17 Palestinians were injured in this incident.
Elsewhere in the West Bank, two Israeli soldiers and an Israeli security guard were wounded Saturday evening during an exchange of fire with a Palestinian fighter close to an industrial area northwest of the city of Jenin.
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