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The latest truce between Israel and Hamas didn't come soon enough to save 11-year-old Khalil. The Palestinian boy was killed ...
by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, during clashes with rock-throwing protesters. His death happened just hours before Israeli and Hamas officials announced each side had agreed to a new three-day truce. The hospital where Khalil was taken said the boy suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
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+++CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES+++ The latest truce between Israel and Hamas didn't come soon enough to save 11-year-old Khalil. The Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, during clashes with rock-throwing protesters. His death happened just hours before Israeli and Hamas officials announced each side had agreed to a new three-day truce. The hospital where Khalil was taken said the boy suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head. His uncle, Youssef al Anati, says his nephew was not taking part in the protest. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNCLE OF BOY, YOUSSEF AL-ANATI, SAYING: "He is an innocent boy. He is not carrying bombs or rockets, there were no clashes. This is the Zionist acts, they target our children anywhere." The Israeli military released a statement saying its troops were responding to a "violent riot" when a Palestinian boy was "unfortunately" hit. It's investigating the incident. Tensions in the West Bank have been running high, as Israel and Hamas militants battle a war that -- until this latest truce was announced -- had just entered its second month.