Palestinians: 2 killed in clashes with troops

AP News
Posted: Aug 26, 2013 2:05 AM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian hospital official says two Palestinians were killed and more than a dozen wounded in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank.

An official at a Ramallah hospital said the two had died from gunshot wounds inflicted in nearby Qalandia early Monday. Another 16 were injured, he said, speaking anonymously as he wasn't allowed to talk with the media.

Border police spokesman Shai Hakimi said officers were on a raid to apprehend a "terror suspect" when over 1,500 Palestinians poured into the streets and attacked the officers with firebombs and rocks.

He said officers used riot control munitions — a term that usually refers to rubber bullets and tear gas. He said he wasn't aware of any use of live fire nor of any Palestinians killed.