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Security: Israeli forces kill Palestinian in massive W. Bank clash

A Palestinian man killed was among at least 10,000 people clashing with soldiers and border police in Qalandiya

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Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian man Thursday night during a massive protest in the West Bank, just north of Jerusalem.

Palestinian security and medical officials named the man as Mohammed Al-Aaraj, 25, and said he was among at least 10,000 people clashing with soldiers and border police in Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

They said that at least 20 people were injured in the protest, several by live fire.

“There are thousands of rioters there,” an army spokeswoman told AFP.

“They are rolling burning tyres and throwing molotov cocktails and fireworks at soldiers and border police,” she said.

“The soldiers are responding with riot disposal means,” she added, a term used to cover less-than-lethal weapons such as rubber bullets and tear gas.

She could not confirm nor deny the use of live rounds.