A Palestinian boy died overnight of wounds suffered when he was shot by Israeli soldiers in clashes at Khan Yunes in the Gaza Strip, hospital officials said Thursday.
Jihad Abu Shahmeh was hit in the head with a bullet on Wednesday, they said.
On the same day, Israeli soldiers shot and killed eight Palestinians during clashes that flared in the West Bank and Gaza, marking the 12th anniversary of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's symbolic declaration of independence.
Israeli shot a Palestinian teenager in clashes in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya on Wednesday, hospital officials said, the eighth to be killed on the same day in the Palestinian territories.
Ibrahim Jueidi, 15, was shot twice in the chest, the officials told AFP.
Earlier two Palestinians were killed on Wednesday during clashes in the northern West Bank town of Tulkarem, hospital officials said.
Fathi Abeid, 18, died after he was shot in the heart at the western entrance of the Palestinian-run city.
Samer Khader, 29, also died after he was shot in the chest during the same bout of fighting, according to Tulkarem hospital.
The two others were killed in Gaza, Palestinian sources said.
Ahmed Basal was shot in the heart at the Karni crossing point, while the other was not immediately identified.
In Jericho, Israeli troops shot and killed Abdel Hazef Ghrouf, 20, who died after he was shot with a live round in the chest, hospital officials said.
In Jenin, Ahmed Said Shaban, 20, died after being shot in the chest during confrontations between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli forces, said AFP.
Al-Jazira TV channel reported that the sixth was killed during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Jadou’ Alekbash, 16, was shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers – (Several Sources)
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