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Thursday 17 April 2014

Israeli soldiers 'kill boy, 15'

Palestinian protesters block the road in front of an Israeli police vehicle (AP)

Israeli soldiers have shot dead a 15-year-old Palestinian boy in the West Bank, his relatives said.

Wajdi Ramahi, from the Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah, said his son Wajeeh was killed by a shot to the back.

Mr Ramahi said his son was playing football on school grounds and then went to a nearby grocery store to buy something to drink.

The father said his son was shot from an Israeli army watchtower in the nearby Beit El settlement, and was dead on arrival at a Ramallah hospital.

The Israeli military said it is looking into the report.

Israelis and Palestinians are currently engaged in backchannel peace talks after a five-year lull.

Press Association

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