Palestinian Rioter Dies of Wounds


A Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers in clashes in Yehudah and Shomron last month has died of his wounds, hospital officials said.

Kareem Abu Sbaih, 19, was shot on Aug. 20 by Israeli soldiers making an arrest in the Jenin refugee camp. A second Palestinian was killed during the clashes and another wounded.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said at the time that the soldiers shot back after being attacked with live fire, homemade bombs and rocks.

Violence in the area has worsened since the beginning of 2013. Israeli security forces have killed 14 Palestinians there this year, most of them in clashes, compared with three killed in the same period in 2012, the United Nations says.