Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza, West Bank


Friday's clashes came as thousands gathered in al-Maghazi for the funeral for a 16-year-old boy, Amir Abu Musaid, who was killed by Israeli forces during a protest east of al-Boreij refugee camp. Soldiers opened fire because the Palestinians "posed a threat".

Soldiers open fire on stone-throwing demonstrators in Gaza and the West Bank, killing two teens and wounding others. Attacks from the Gaza Strip, including the launching of a total of 19 rockets into Israel, increased dramatically from November, when only one such incident was recorded. A second Palestinian 16-year-old was killed in rioting at the village of Bureen near the town of Nablus in the central West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Friedman, a supporter of West Bank settlements, accused a Palestinian of carrying out the attack late on Tuesday.

Tensions between Palestine and the US have spiralled since US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December.

There are over 500,000 Israeli Jewish settlers living in settlements across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which comes in violation of global law.

The mission of the European Union in Ramallah and Jerusalem on Friday expressed its concern after the recent arrests of Palestinian minors by Israeli authorities and the death of a teenager shot by Israeli forces.

All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under global law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

Palestinian leaders want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Israeli jurisdiction and ownership of Jerusalem, however, is not recognised by the global community.