In Israel Palestinian killed in east Jerusalem clashes

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.

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Violence in the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Israel since October 2015 has killed 245 Palestinians, 36 Israelis, and five other nationals, by an AFP count play

Violence in the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Israel since October 2015 has killed 245 Palestinians, 36 Israelis, and five other nationals, by an AFP count

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A Palestinian man was killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers overnight as they arrived to demolish the home of the alleged perpetrator of a deadly attack on Israelis, the army said Thursday.

A spokeswoman said that during a confrontation "suspects threw improvised explosive devices at soldiers, who responded by opening fire, resulting in the death" of a Palestinian.

The Palestinian health ministry identified the man killed as Ahmad al-Kharoubi, 19.

The spokeswoman said Israeli soldiers were attempting to demolish the home of Misbah Abu Sbeih -- who went on a deadly shooting rampage in October -- in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Kufr Aqab.

Sbeih was shot dead by security forces on October 9 after killing police officer Yosef Kirma, 29, while Israeli media identified the second victim as 60-year-old Israeli woman Levana Melihi.

A wave of violence in the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Israel since October 2015 has killed 245 Palestinians, 36 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese national, according to an AFP count.

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.

Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some died in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

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