A 14-year-old Palestinian boy has been shot dead in the West Bank. Palestinian witnesses and security sources say the teenager was shot by Jewish settlers after rocks were thrown at their car.
Israeli police are investigating but did not confirm that the boy, named as Ayssar Yasser from the village of Mizra al-Sharqiah, had been shot by settlers, BBC News says.
Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said the circumstances behind the incident were unclear, adding a police forensics team was involved in the investigation.
At least four other Palestinians have died in two separate incidents in the West Bank since mid-March, CNN informs.
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