4 Palestinians dead in clashes with Israeli forces


Clashes have flared up between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the wake of the release of US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan.

Four Palestinians have been killed over the past two days. Thirteen Israeli military personnel have been wounded.

Palestinians called for rallies after Trump's document was unveiled last week.

His administration says the plan is aimed at ending decades of conflict, but the Palestinians have rejected it.

They say it is pro-Israel.

Palestinian people rallied in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday evening.

Dozens of young people threw firebombs at the Israeli forces.

The Israelis responded by firing live bullets. A 17-year-old Palestinian boy was shot in the chest and killed.

A vehicle believed to be driven by a Palestinian man rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem early on Thursday. Twelve soldiers were wounded.

Clashes between the two sides occurred at three other places on the same day.

There were reports that Palestinians shot at Israeli soldiers.

It is feared that further confrontations could coincide with Friday prayer services, as Israel is sending additional troops to the West Bank.