Palestinian boy found dead in West Bank

Palestinians and Israeli police say a Palestinian boy has been found dead from a gunshot wound in the West Bank.

Updated: May 14, 2010, 15:29 PM IST

Jerusalem: Palestinians and Israeli police say a Palestinian boy has been found dead from a gunshot wound in the West Bank.

Palestinians say the teenager was throwing stones at Israeli cars and was likely shot by an Israeli settler. Ambulance driver Talal Eideh says his medical team found the boy dead near his village not far from Ramallah on Thursday evening.

Village resident and journalist Samer Shalaby says other youths who were with the boy said they were throwing stones and came under fire from one or more settlers.
Israeli police confirm the boy`s death and say they are investigating the cause. Spokesman Gili Elhadad said on Friday that police received reports of stone-throwing and gunshots in the area on Thursday and are looking into both.

Bureau Report