Israeli troops, Palestinian youth clash over Jerusalem

Shehada was shot in the chest, according to ministry.

The border is a frequent site of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces. The Arabs have already clearly expressed their views on this matter in many occasions, he said.

A spokesman for the Yitzhar said that the clashes had broken out before the troops had arrived, claiming that a group of settlers had acted to distance the Palestinians from the community.

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man who was deaf and could not speak, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. He added that the incident in the city of Hebron would be reviewed.

The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said the man had disabilities, without elaborating.

Senior Israeli and Saudi officials reportedly met in Cairo last week for a series of talks discussing mutual economic interests, an unnamed Palestinian Authority official told the Al Khaleej Times Friday.

The announcement came after US President Donald Trump said that Washington was recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the "capital" of Israel and planning to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the city.

Tensions between the sides have risen since Trump declared on December 6 that he recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Friday that the group would not be able to contain the mass protests on the day the US moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

According to the Palestinian human rights group Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC), "Israel" is now holding the bodies of 19 Palestinians killed in the past two years, along with 260 bodies of those killed since 1967.

The status of Jerusalem, Israel's largest city and Palestine's planned capital, should it achieve sovereignty, has always been a hurdle in the peace process.

  • Jon Douglas