Abdullah was struck in the chest by Israeli fire at the refugee camp; second Palestinian killed over the past 24 hours
RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: The Israeli army shot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian during clashes at a refugee camp near Bethlehem on Monday as violence spiked in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, police and emergency services said.
Abdel Rahman Abdullah was struck in the chest by Israeli fire at the Aida refugee camp, the sources said.
He is the second Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers over the past 24 hours as clashes have spread.
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On Sunday night, an 18-year-old Palestinian was killed during clashes in Tulkarem in the West Bank.
Clashes have spread after two recent attacks killed four Israelis and wounded a two-year-old child. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged “a fight to the death against Palestinian terror” and announced new security measures.
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Palestinian youths throwing stones and firebombs have faced off against Israeli security forces using both live rounds and rubber bullets. Jewish settlers have also clashed with Palestinians.
There have been fears that the sporadic violence could spin out of control, with some warning of the risk of a third Palestinian intifada, or uprising.