Clashes (archive)
Clashes (archive)REUTERS/Ali Sawafta

Clashes erupted on Friday evening between Palestinian Arabs and Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria in the village of Burqa, east of Ramallah.

PA sources claimed that Jews from the outpost of Oz Tzion entered Burqa and were confronted by locals. In the ensuing clashes, they claimed, the Jews shot dead a 19-year-old Palestinian Arab.

Besides the teen who was shot dead, the sources said that two other Arabs were injured from rocks. The governor of Ramallah arrived at the hospital in which the wounded victims are being treated, Ynet reported.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement, “A Palestinian report was received regarding violent clashes between Israeli civilians and Palestinians about an hour ago in the town of Burqa.”

“It was reported that during the clashes, Israeli civilians shot toward the Palestinians and as a result, there was a Palestinian casualty. Reports were also received regarding Israeli civilians injured by rocks hurled at them.”

“Following the report, IDF, ISA, and Israel Police arrived at the scene and are currently investigating the event,” it added.

Israeli security officials confirmed that a Jewish resident of Oz Tzion shot dead a Palestinian Arab youth in Burqa.

The sources said that several residents from Oz Tzion arrived at the village and argued with the locals about an issue related to land ownership.

The incident is believed to be related to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the petition by left-wing organizations against the resettling of the village of Homesh in northern Samaria.

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