The Associated Press
August 6, 2008 - 2:15pm

JERUSALEM: Israeli police said Tuesday that they have arrested a policeman in connection with the death of a Palestinian boy at a protest in the West Bank.

The 10-year old boy was killed by gunfire last week during clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians in the West Bank village of Naalin.

Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesman, said authorities detained a member of the paramilitary Border Police and put him under house arrest while the investigation continued.

Naalin is a frequent site of protests against Israel's West Bank separation barrier. Naalin villagers complain the barrier is being built on their land and is ruining their livelihood.

A second Palestinian youth was fatally shot at a protest that followed the first boy's funeral.


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