Palestinian boy 'shot by settlers', reports claim

By Jessica Elgot, May 14, 2010
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Ramallah in the West Bank, close to where the attack took place.

Ramallah in the West Bank, close to where the attack took place.

Palestinian witnesses claim a 14-year-old boy was shot dead by Jewish settlers in the West Bank last night.

The witnesses, including the boy’s cousin, told police the boy was shot on Highway 60, a short distance from Ramallah after Palestinians threw stones at the car of the settlers.

He has been named locally as Ayssar Yasser from the village of Mizra al-Sharqiah, but this has not been confirmed by Israeli police.

The IDF said the body of a teenager had been found and the cause of death was unclear.
A joint Israeli-Palestinian taskforce of police and pathologists will investigate the death.

    Last updated: 11:42am, May 14 2010