Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli forces

People evacuate a Palestinian who was shot dead during clashes with Israeli troops, in the occupied West Bank. (Reuters)
Updated 09 March 2018

Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli forces

JERUSALEM: The Palestinian Health Ministry says a 24-year-old man has been killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank.
It said he was shot in the chest Friday and declared dead at a Hebron hospital.
Israel’s military said Palestinians hurled fire bombs at troops during a protest. It said forces shot an “instigator” holding a firebomb as he threw it at them.
Clashes erupted across the West Bank and along Gaza’s border. At least a dozen protesters were injured.
Palestinians have staged regular protests, that often turn violent, since President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December.
The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as their future capital and view Trump’s decision as siding with Israel on one of the thorniest issues at the heart of the conflict.


Palestinian Authority reiterates rejection of US peace initiative

Updated 18 min 38 sec ago

Palestinian Authority reiterates rejection of US peace initiative

WASHINGTON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House on Tuesday, the White House said in a statement on Thursday, and a source familiar with the situation said US officials would most likely share some details of US President Donald Trump’s long-secret Middle East proposal.
The White House said Netanyahu’s election rival Benny Gantz had also accepted US President Donald Trump’s invitation for a Washington visit but gave no specific date. The source said Gantz too would most likely hear some of the plan’s details.