Palestinian killed, 3 hurt by Israeli fire

Photo: Palestinian killed, 3 hurt by Israeli fire / Arab-Israel Relations

Palestinian hospital officials say a 15-year-old Palestinian was killed and three were seriously wounded by Israeli army fire during the latest West Bank arrest raids, AP reported.

The raids are part of a massive search for three Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted in the West Bank last week. Israel has blamed the Islamic militant Hamas, without offering proof.

Palestinian youths threw stones early on Friday when soldiers entered the town of Dura, drawing army fire. A hospital official says the teen was killed by a bullet in the chest.

Another hospital official says three Palestinians were wounded by army fire in the Qalandiya refugee camp.

Both hospital officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The army had no immediate comment.

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