Third Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

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Third Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

An Israeli settler stands at a Palestinian flag before a man holding up a Palestinian flag during a demonstration in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on February 25, 2022, denouncing the evacuation of Palestinian families from their homes and settlement activity in the Palestinian Territories and east Jerusalem. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967 and annexed it later, in a move not recognized by the international community. More than 200,000 Jewish settlers have moved into the city's eastern sector, fuelling tensions with Palestinians who claim it as the capital of their future state. AHMAD GHARABLI AFP RAMALLAH - A third Palestinian young man was killed Wednesday by Israeli soldiers during clashes in the town of Sliwad northeast of the West Bank city of Ramallah, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health and eyewitnesses.

Israeli soldiers shot and killed 20-year-old Omar Ellian and wounded six others during clashes in the town, the ministry said in a statement.

The Israeli forces did not immediately make a statement about the incident.

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Two Palestinians -- a 34-year-old lawyer and a 14-year-old boy -- were killed in two separate incidents in the West Bank earlier on Wednesday, according to the health ministry.

Over the past three weeks, tension between Israel and Palestinians has been flaring in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, mainly during the Muslims' fasting month of Ramadan.

Since January, 38 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, including women and children.