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Palestinian Youth Shot by Israeli Troops

From The Associated Press

NABLUS, West Bank – Israeli soldiers holed up in a home in this West Bank city on Monday opened fire on stone-throwing protesters outside the building, wounding two people, including a 13-year-old boy, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

Associated Press photographers and cameramen witnessed the exchange.

“When he was wounded in the neck, he ran toward me before collapsing and the blood gushed from his neck,” said Ana Maria Espinoza, a pro-Palestinian volunteer from Chile. She said more than 100 protesting youths were gathered behind a wall about 100 yards from the house, which is located in a residential neighborhood near a school.

It was unclear what the army was doing in the area, though troops frequently conduct arrest raids in Nablus, a stronghold of Palestinian militants.