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Palestinian hit by jeep, killed amid clashes with Israelis

Medics check the body of Palestinian Abdallah Ghanayem, 22, killed in clashes with Israeli forces in Kafr Malik village, at a hospital in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Ghanayem was killed after being hit by an Israeli army jeep amid clashes in the West Bank early Sunday near Ramallah. Palestinian officials say local residents were hurling stones at Israeli troops, while the Israeli military said the deceased man threw a firebomb at an Israeli military jeep. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 22-year-old Palestinian man was killed Sunday after being hit by an Israeli army jeep amid clashes in the West Bank, authorities said.

Palestinian officials said the clash involved local residents hurling stones at the Israeli troops in the village of Kafr Malik, just outside of Ramallah. The Israeli military said the Palestinian man threw a firebomb at the Israeli jeep, causing it to swerve and hit him. The military said soldiers later tried to provide medical assistance to the man, but the Palestinian had already died from his wounds.

Majid Maadi, the mayor of Kafr Malik, identified the dead Palestinian as Abdallah Ghanayem, 22. Maadi said Israeli soldiers shot Ghanayem before he was hit by the jeep. The Israeli military said it was investigating the incident.


This story has been corrected to show the name of the village as Kafr Malik, not Malec.

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