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Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest over toddler's slaying dies of wounds

  • Palestinian demonstrators throw stones toward Israeli army soldiers during clashes at the entrance to Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The child's 4-year-old brother and both his parents were also seriously wounded. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian demonstrators throw stones toward Israeli army soldiers during clashes at the entrance to Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The child's 4-year-old brother and both his parents were also seriously wounded. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinians at the entrance of Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The child's 4-year-old brother and both his parents were also seriously wounded. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinians at the entrance of Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The child's 4-year-old brother and both his parents were also seriously wounded. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Laith al-Khaldi, 18, who was killed during clashes with Israeli troops over the killing of a Palestinian toddler by suspected Jewish extremists, during his funeral procession at the Jalazoun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned the sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Laith al-Khaldi, 18, who was killed during clashes with Israeli troops over the killing of a Palestinian toddler by suspected Jewish extremists, during his funeral procession at the Jalazoun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned the sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)  (The Associated Press)

Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds.

Ahmad Betawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital, says Laith al-Khaldi died Saturday after being shot in the chest the previous day during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler by suspected Jewish extremists.

The Israeli military says it shot al-Khaldi near Ramallah after he hurled a fire bomb at them.

Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned the sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation.

About 2,000 Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron. Israel fears the incident could spark wider unrest and has called for calm.