Planned peace talks between Israel and Palestinians have been called off
following a deadly clash in the West Bank.
Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians in clashes with stone- throwing youths in the Qalandiya refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
A Palestinian official said they decided to postpone the meeting in protest over the killings.
He said the Palestinians were also upset about an Israeli announcement on Sunday pushing forward with new settlement construction in east Jerusalem.
It was not known when the peace talks, which had been brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, would resume.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah condemned the incident.
He said: "Such a crime proves the need for an urgent and effective international protection for our people."
Direct negotiations between the two sides resumed earlier this month after a three-year gap.
The last round of peace talks broke down in 2010 amid disagreement over the issue of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Nineteen Palestinians were wounded in the latest confrontation yesterday, Palestinian medical sources said, with doctors saying all those killed were hit by live gunfire.
Palestinian sources named the dead as Rubeen Abed Fares, 30; Yunis Jahjouh, 22; and Jihad Aslan, 20. They said Mr Fares and Mr Jahjouh were both shot in the chest and Mr Aslan had died of brain damage.
Large crowds later gathered at the funerals of the three men, with many angry mourners shouting anti-Israeli slogans as their loved ones were laid to rest.
Israeli border police said officers had been on a raid to arrest a suspect when hundreds of Palestinians poured into the streets and hurled firebombs, concrete blocks and stones at them. A spokesman said officers used riot control munitions, a term that usually refers to rubber bullets and tear gas.
The Israeli military said soldiers went to the scene after the police came under attack.
It said soldiers opened fire after they felt their lives were in imminent danger.
The military spokesman added: "Large violent crowds such as this which significantly outnumber security forces leave no other choice but to resort to live fire in self-defence."
Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said three police officers were injured after being hit by stones.
Hatim Khatib, whose brother Youssef was arrested in the raid, said undercover troops dressed in civilian clothes arrived at their home at 4.30am looking for his brother.
He said: "After half an hour we started hearing shooting from the soldiers inside our house and then people started throwing stones at them."
Youssef was arrested after he returned from morning prayers.
His brother said he did not know why Youssef had been arrested but said he had been previously jailed for throwing stones and was released three years ago.
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