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Israeli security forces killed eight civilians in the occupied West Bank and injured more than 100 others, increasing the possibility of a new front in the escalating war between Israel and the Palestinians.
Palestinians have fought with Israeli troops across the West Bank, from Nablus to Jericho, in chaotic demonstrations against Israel’s six-day bombing of Hamas in the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Communal protests in Israeli cities between Jews and minority Israeli Arabs also shook the region, revealing a deep schism within the Jewish State.
Israel Palestine Conflict latest news about 122 Palestinians have been killed by Israel’s military action in Gaza, including 51 women and teenagers. According to Gaza health authorities, a family of six was killed on Friday.
Despite Israel’s increased bombing, which now includes artillery and tank fire, Hamas, the rebel group in charge of Gaza, has launched over 1,800 rockets into Israel. A child and a soldier were among the nine Israelis killed.
This week has been largely quiet in the West Bank, which is home to Fatah, Hamas’ opposing Palestinian group. However, health authorities in the West Bank said that five Palestinians were killed on Friday after demonstrating and throwing stones at Israeli security forces, and a sixth man was killed after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier.
An increase in bloodshed in the West Bank, which Israel has controlled since the 1967 war and is home to about 650,000 Israeli settlers, will introduce a dangerous new dynamic to the conflict.
In addition to its fight against Hamas, Israel is dealing with some of the worst domestic communal violence in years, with gangs of Jews and minority Arab Israeli men attacking members of each other’s communities and destroying property in mixed Israeli cities.
Fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian groups in the occupied territories has dominated the Arab-Israeli war for more than a decade. However, the communal conflict has heightened tensions.
Israeli Arabs make up about a quarter of the Jewish state’s population, have Israeli passports, and are qualified to vote in Israeli elections. They say, however, that they are subjected to institutional and social prejudice, and that their support for the Palestinian cause has made them targets for right-wing Israeli politicians.
As part of its attempts to quell domestic unrest, Israel redeployed thousands of Israeli police officers from the West Bank to Israeli cities and towns this week.
It has also sent thousands of military reservists to the Gaza border as part of its air operation against Hamas, which also includes tanks and artillery.
After weeks of tensions in and around Jerusalem, the crisis intensified last week when Israeli police used rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades against Palestinian demonstrators in the compound of the al-Aqsa mosque. More than 600 Palestinians were injured, and photographs of police using force against demonstrators at Islam’s third holiest site — a long-standing flashpoint in the Arab-Israeli conflict — were circulated.
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The al-Aqsa mosque is located inside a holy complex known to Muslims as the Haram ash-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, and to Jews as Temple Mount.
As tensions rose, Hamas intervened on Monday, launching rockets into Israel and insisting that Jewish settlers in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem cease threatening Arab citizens facing eviction orders from Israeli courts. Israel retaliated by conducting the most extensive military operation against Hamas since the Islamist group’s 2014 war with Israel, pounding the hemmed-in Gaza Strip.
According to one Israel Palestine Conflict Latest News, Israeli security official, the ravaged region only has only five hours of electricity a day and will most likely run out of fuel by Sunday. Since 2007, Israel has placed a blockade on the Gaza Strip in an effort to suffocate Hamas’ access to capital.
A Lebanese man died of wounds received during an altercation with Israel Defense Forces at the Lebanon-Israel border this afternoon, according to Lebanon’s state news agency. Protesters bearing Palestinian and Hizbollah flags, as well as those of the Lebanese terrorist group, crossed the barbed wire fences dividing the two countries, which are still officially at war.