| GEO World|
| Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen|
| Updated at: 1443 PST, Saturday, April 18, 2009|
RAMALLAH: Palestinian officials say a Palestinian teen was killed by Israeli army fire near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.
The youth was killed late Friday near the Beit El settlement. The Israeli military says soldiers guarding the settlement spotted a group of Palestinians who threw firebombs toward the gate of Beit El. The military says troops fired warning shots and then toward the group.
Palestinian security officials said Saturday that a16-year-old was killed and a 19-year-old was wounded in the leg. Also Saturday, the Gaza-Egypt border opened to allow Gazans seeking medical treatment to leave the blockaded territory. Gaza's borders have been virtually sealed since the Islamic militant Hamas seized control two years ago.