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West Bank clashes intensify between Palestinians and Israeli forces


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West Bank clashes intensify between Palestinians and Israeli forces

Unrest in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem has intensified as a 24-hour strike is announced in Bethlehem.

The action was taken in response to the killing of a 13-year-old Palestinian boy during clashes with Israeli forces on Monday.

He was reportedly shot in the chest.

As many as 170 Palestinians have been injured in the West Bank since Sunday.

Thousands attended the funeral as the boy was laid to rest.

As the violence continues the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu is coming under pressure from far-right elements to crack down hard on Palestinian protesters.

Four Israelis have been killed in the latest spate of unrest.

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