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Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds. Ahmad Betawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital, says Laith al-Khaldi died Saturday after being shot in the chest the previous day during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler by suspected Jewish extremists. The Israeli military says it shot al-Khaldi near Ramallah after he hurled a fire bomb at them. Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned the sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation. About 2,000 Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli...

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