The Israeli military says paramilitary border policemen have clashed with 60-100 rock-throwing Palestinians in the West bank city of Hebron.

Thursday's clashes come a day after Palestinian Cabinet member Ziad Abu Ain died following a scuffle with Israeli troops during a protest elsewhere in the West Bank.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or arrests in the Hebron clashes.

Abu Ain's death has stirred Palestinian anger at a time of badly strained relations with Israel.

An autopsy has yet to determine what killed him, but Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Abu Ain the victim of a "clear crime" and a "barbaric act." He decreed three days of mourning for the minister, whose portfolio included organizing protests against Israeli settlements and the West Bank separation barrier.