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Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during late night clashes in an East Jerusalem refugee camp on Saturday, a spokeswoman said, in a further wave of violence that has raised concerns about a new Palestinian uprising. Police said that Palestinians hurled rocks, petrol bombs and explosives at paramilitary police forces in the Shuafat refugee camp and that one man opened fire at Israeli officers, who shot back at him. Hospital officials later confirmed the 25-year-old had died and Hamas, the Islamist Palestinian militant group which controls the Gaza Strip, said in a statement that he was one of its members.
Attackers armed with guns and grenades killed the son-in-law of a prominent Burundian human rights activist and campaigner against President Pierre Nkurunziza's divisive bid for a third term in office on Friday, police and a relative said. Pascal Nshirimana, the son-in-law of Pierre Clave Mbonimpa, was ambushed by a group of people on motorbikes at around noon at the gate of his home in the capital, Bujumbura, they added. Mbonimpa, who heads the Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Detained Persons (APRODH), was himself shot and wounded in August by gunmen on motorbikes, and is receiving treatment in Belgium.