Palestinian shot in clash with West Bank Jewish settlers

AFP , Saturday 24 Mar 2012

A young Palestinian was hit in the shoulder on Saturday when at least one Jewish settler opened fire in the occupied territory

A trouble erupted when a group of around 40 Israeli settlers entered the Burqin area in the north of the occupied territory and clashed with residents, Palestinian security sources said.

At least one settler opened fire, the security sources said, adding that 14-year-old Hassan Barkawi was hit in the shoulder by a bullet. They said the Israeli military intervened to separate the two groups and then forced the settlers to leave the area.

An Israeli military spokeswoman told AFP she was not immediately able to provide details about the reported incident.

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