Israelis kill Palestinian youth

JERUSALEM (Reuter) - Israeli forces shot dead a 16-year-old youth in a refugee camp in Arab east Jerusalem yesterday, taking the Palestinian death toll in three days of clashes to seven. A further 19 Palestinians were wounded in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip in clashes with troops, taking the total hurt in three days to 72.

Israeli troops held two journalists covering unrest in the Gaza Strip yesterday, the army said. Taher Shriteh, a freelance reporter who has worked for the Independent, and a Reuters cameraman, Marwan al-Ghol, both Palestinians, were filming demonstrations in Gaza City.