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Teenager shot dead in West Bank

A Palestinian teenager was found dead from a gunshot wound near his village in the West Bank, and Palestinians said yesterday he was likely shot by an Israeli settler while throwing stones at cars.

Israeli police said that was one possibility under investigation.

The Israeli military, which exercises overall control in the West Bank, said its troops were not involved in the incident.

Palestinian ambulance driver Talal Eideh said his medical team found the boy dead near his village, not far from the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Thursday evening. He was shot in the back, Eideh said.

Abedrasoul Toum, a village resident, said other youths who were with the boy said they were throwing stones at Israeli cars on a nearby road when they came under fire from one or more settlers.

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