Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank clashes: officials

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank clashes: officials
An Israeli border guard takes position during clashes following protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP)
Updated 15 January 2018

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank clashes: officials

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank clashes: officials

RAMALLAH: A Palestinian was shot dead during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian officials said.
Ahmed Saleem, 24, was shot in Jayyous near Qalqilya, close to the separation line between Israel and the West Bank, the health ministry said, with official Palestinian media saying the incident occurred during clashes.
There was no immediate confirmation from the Israeli army.
Saleem was the 17th Palestinian to be killed since US President Donald Trump's controversial declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6, most of them in clashes with Israeli forces.
One Israeli has been killed since then.
Trump's announcement infuriated Palestinians, who see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, and sparked protests.
Separately Monday, the Palestinian leadership was meeting to develop a strategy to respond to Trump, with president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday denouncing the US leader's peace proposals as the "slap of the century".