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Palestinian officials: Palestinian killed as clashes with Israeli troops continue in West Bank

  • An Israeli border policeman checks papers at the entrance to the Old City in Jerusalem on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a "harsh offensive" to counter rising violence. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    An Israeli border policeman checks papers at the entrance to the Old City in Jerusalem on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a "harsh offensive" to counter rising violence. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli border policemen stand guard as a Palestinian woman walks by in the Old City in Jerusalem on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a "harsh offensive" to counter rising violence. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli border policemen stand guard as a Palestinian woman walks by in the Old City in Jerusalem on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a "harsh offensive" to counter rising violence. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Palestinian uses a slingshot during clashes following a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Two Palestinian youths were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Monday as fears spread of a further escalation in violence that has already killed several Israeli civilians and wounded hundreds of Palestinian protesters over the past days. The Red Crescent says 456 Palestinians have been injured in the violent protests over the last two days alone. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    A Palestinian uses a slingshot during clashes following a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Two Palestinian youths were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Monday as fears spread of a further escalation in violence that has already killed several Israeli civilians and wounded hundreds of Palestinian protesters over the past days. The Red Crescent says 456 Palestinians have been injured in the violent protests over the last two days alone. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)  (The Associated Press)

Palestinian medical officials say a Palestinian youth was killed as clashes continue with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, spreading fears of a further escalation in the violence.

A doctor at the territory's Tulkarem hospital says the 18-year-old was killed early on Monday. Israel's military said hundreds of Palestinians threw firebombs, rolled burning tires and threw rocks at soldiers who eventually opened fire.

The Red Crescent says 456 Palestinians were hurt in two days of clashes.

On Saturday, a Palestinian stabbed two Israeli men to death and wounded a woman and her toddler in a brutal knife attack in Jerusalem's old city, close to a holy site that has been the focus of recent tensions.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas phoned U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to brief him on the unrest.