Palestinians: 6 killed by Israeli army fire in West Bank

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Islam News – Palestinian health officials say six Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire in the West Bank on Friday.

The health ministry says five were killed in stone-throwing clashes with Israeli forces in several locations, and a sixth was killed during an attempt to stab an Israeli soldier.

The health officials said some 100 Palestinians were injured, most of them by live fire. The protests took place in several locations across the West Bank, signaling a new wave of unrest there as part of the escalation of fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers.

The West Bank violence comes as Israel unleashed a heavy barrage of tank fire and airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Friday. Israel said it was clearing a network of militant tunnels ahead of a possible ground invasion.

Source: AP