Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded yesterday in clashes with Israeli forces in Gaza and West Bank. According to Palestinian Health Ministry, two died along the border of Israel and the Gaza Strip after the Hamas group that rules the enclave had called for another “day of rage”. A third Palestinian was killed in clashes north of Jerusalem after being shot dead by the Israeli army.
Yesterday’s deaths bring to eight the number of Palestinians killed in an escalation of violence over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, a Palestinian stabbed a border policeman before the attacker was shot and wounded. He died in hospital later.
Israeli Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police were investigating reports that the attacker may have been wearing an explosive vest.