Student shot dead in clash with Israeli police

Jerusalem, March 1 (IANS) A Palestinian student was shot dead and 10 people were wounded on Tuesday in clashes with Israeli Border Police in a West Bank refugee camp.

A military spokesman said the clashes erupted after a jeep with two Border Police soldiers entered the camp in Jerusalem, and came under attack with rocks and firebombs being hurled at them, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to Israeli media, the two soldiers accidentally drove into the camp after they lost their way.

A large Israeli force arrived at the camp to rescue the soldiers and opened fire at the rioters, the spokesman said.

Five Israeli soldiers were injured in the violence, he added.

Eyad Omar Sajadiyeh, a 22-year-old Palestinian student was shot dead, according to the Red Crescent.

The incident was the latest in the five-month-old violent Palestinian conflict. At least 170 Palestinians and 28 Israelis have been killed since last October.

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