Palestinian killed in W. Bank blast

By Qais Abu Samra, Monday, August 11, 2014

A 17-year-old Palestinian was killed when a device exploded in a farmland in Tammun village in the northern West Bank, eyewitnesses said.

A 17-year-old Palestinian was killed when a device exploded in a farmland in Tammun village in the northern West Bank, eyewitnesses said.

RAMALLAH – A 17-year-old Palestinian was killed when a device exploded in a farmland in Tammun village in the northern West Bank, eyewitnesses said.

The victim's brother was moderately injured in the blast and was taken to hospital for treatment, a medical source said.

No details are yet available about the cause of the blast, but Israeli forces usually conduct military trainings in farmlands nearby.

Meanwhile, scores of Palestinians on Monday participated in the funeral procession for a young man killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the northern city of Nablus.

Tensions have been piling up in the occupied West Bank since Israel launched a military offensive on the Gaza Strip with the aim of undermining the ability of Gaza-based factions to fire rockets.

At least 1943 Palestinians have been killed and nearly 10,000 others injured in the onslaught since July 7.

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