JERUSALEM, May 14 (Reuters) - A Palestinian teenager who was shot during protests in Jerusalem
died on Saturday, hospital officials said, and Israeli police, expecting further demonstrations, deployed heavily in the streets.
Tensions are high in East Jerusalem as Palestinians prepare to mourn on Sunday the creation of Israel in 1948, which they call the nakba, or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled
or were forced to leave their homes.
The 17-year-old had been brought to the hospital on Friday with a gun shot wound, but it was unclear who had shot him and police were investigating, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
The clash took place in the flashpoint neighborhood of Silwan
, where, according to witnesses, violence broke out between Palestinian stone throwers and Israeli police and Jewish settlers.
An official at Makassed hospital said the teenager had been shot in the stomach.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of the state they intend to establish in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
(Reporting by Ali Sawafta, Mohammed Assadi and Ari Rabinovitch)