- Title: WEST BANK: Israeli army jeep hits and kills Palestinian teen in the West Bank
- Date: 1st October 2009
- Summary: VARIOUS OF BODY BEING CARRIED DURING FUNERAL PROCESSION
- Embargoed: 16th October 2009 13:00
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes
- Reuters ID: LVA5AWGB0FIDNJY0G76SG4TJQVKH
- Story Text: An Israeli army jeep hit and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday (September 30), a Palestinian security official and the Israeli military said.
The Palestinian official said the vehicle deliberately ran down the teenager. The Israeli military called it an accident and said soldiers had come under attack from stone throwers.
The teenager's body was brought to a local hospital in the West Bank town of Jenin. Later on Wednesday, dozens of Palestinians in the city marched in a funeral procession, chanting slogans while carrying the body of the dead teenager.
The event came at a time of rising tensions after clashes between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli police last week at a sensitive religious site in Jerusalem.
On Tuesday (September 29), a Palestinian gunman shot and wounded an Israeli motorist in the West Bank.
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