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    Posted July 31, 2015 by
    Hylin
    Location
    The West Bank, Israel
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    New violence in Israel and West Bank

    Hylin and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Israel-Gaza conflict felt around the world
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Swedish filmmaker Mikael Ruttkay Hylin is filming a documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. He was in a Ramallah refugee camp as young people protested the recent arson attack on a Palestinian home that killed a toddler in the West Bank.

    During the resulting clashes, a 17-year-old Palestinian boy died after he was shot by Israeli troops, Palestinian medical officials said. Read more about the clashes on CNN.

    "I felt it was my duty to capture the clash despite the gas and all the rubber bullets flying inches from us," Hylin said.
    - Alyssa Jackson, CNN iReport producer

    Palestinians throwing stones and Israeli soldiers firing gas and rubber bullets ended today in tragedy as a 17-year old was killed by Israeli military forces in a clash between young Palestinians and Israeli military in the refugee camp Jalazon squeezed in between Ramallah and settlement Beit El on the West Bank. It's a direct reaction to the Israeli terrorist attack on a Palestinian home in Duma on the West Bank, killing a toddler and badly injuring there others, many of the rock throwers told me. The news of the killing spread fast leading to protests in both Israel and Palestina. In Ramallah where I'm staying at the moment there was a lot going on from after friday prayers to the sun set. It is confirmed now that the 19-year old university student Laith Alkhaldi was killed when shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers. Due to the risk of imprisonment of up to twenty years for throwing rocks at I have blurred protesters faces.
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