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Palestinian man killed in clashes with Israeli police

Israeli soldiers shoot 19-year-old as they attempt to demolish east Jerusalem home of man who killed two people in October
Hundreds of people have died in violence since October last year (AFP)

A Palestinian man was killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers overnight as they arrived to demolish the home of the alleged perpetrator of a deadly attack on Israelis, the army said on Thursday. 

A spokeswoman said that during a confrontation "suspects threw improvised explosive devices at soldiers, who responded by opening fire, resulting in the death" of a Palestinian.

The Palestinian health ministry identified the man killed as Ahmad al-Kharoubi, 19.  

The spokeswoman said Israeli soldiers were attempting to demolish the home of Misbah Abu Sbeih - who went on a deadly shooting rampage in October - in the east Jerusalem district of Kufr Aqab.

Sbeih was shot dead by security forces on 9 October after killing police officer Yosef Kirma, 29, while Israeli media identified the second victim as 60-year-old Israeli woman Levana Malihi.

A wave of violence in the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Israel since October 2015 has killed 245 Palestinians, 36 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese national, according to an AFP count. 

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.

Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some died in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.