An Israeli settler stands with an Israeli flag before a man holding up a Palestinian flag during a demonstration attended by Palestinians, Israelis, and other foreign activists in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Feb 25, 2022, denouncing the evacuation of Palestinian families from their homes and settlement activity in the Palestinian Territories and east Jerusalem. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it, in a move not recognized by the international community. More than 200,000 Jewish settlers have since moved into the city's eastern sector, fuelling tensions with Palestinians, who claim it as the capital of their future state. (AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
RAMALLAH - A third Palestinian young man was killed by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday during clashes in the town of Sliwad northeast of the West Bank city of Ramallah, said the Palestinian Ministry of Health and eyewitnesses.
Earlier on Wednesday, the health ministry said that two Palestinians - a 34-year-old lawyer and a 14-year-old boy - were killed in two separate incidents in the West Bank
Israeli soldiers shot and killed 20-year-old Omar Ellian and wounded six others during clashes in the town, the ministry said in a statement, adding that the injured were taken to the hospital in Ramallah for medical treatment.
The Israeli forces did not immediately comment on the incident.
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Earlier on Wednesday, the health ministry said that two Palestinians - a 34-year-old lawyer and a 14-year-old boy - were killed in two separate incidents in the West Bank.
Tension between Israel and the Palestinians has been flaring in the West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past three weeks, mainly during the Muslims' fasting month of Ramadan.
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The health ministry said that 38 Palestinians had been killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, including women and children, since January.