Palestinian Killed by Israeli Soldiers in West Bank, Israeli Soldier Lightly Wounded

Published February 27th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli soldiers Monday during clashes at a West Bank refugee camp, as isolated incidents were reported in other parts of the territories that left one Israeli army officer slightly injured, said reports. 

Hussam Imad al-Dissi, 17, died after being shot in the heart outside the Qalandia refugee camp between Ramallah and Jerusalem, hospital sources told AFP. 

Witnesses said there had been sporadic gunfights in the area but the Israeli army said that it had opened fire on about 100 demonstrators armed only with stones and molotov cocktails, according to the agency. 

An army spokeswoman said soldiers feared that "their lives were in danger" when demonstrators moved towards their military post and used live ammunition against them. 

In another incident Monday, the Israeli army said an officer was slightly injured when a bomb exploded in the path of a military convoy near Rafah on the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, said Haaretz newspaper. 

It also said five grenades were thrown toward one of its positions near Rafah and that it returned fire. No injuries were reported. 

The army also said it blew up an explosive device soldiers found on a border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel north of the Karni crossing point, while a mortar was fired on the Nisanit Jewish settlement at the north of the strip near the Erez crossing. 

Separately, Palestinian gunmen opened fire towards Israeli citizens in the industrial area near the Neve Dekalim Jewish settlement, Haaretz said, adding that no one was hurt, but a car was damaged. 

Meanwhile, Haaretz reported that the first meeting on security coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at the Erez junction Sunday night failed to make any progress. 

The security coordination meeting was attended by the head of Israel’s military southern command, Major General Doron Almog, and the commander of the Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, General Abd al-Raziq Majaida – 









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