Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Israeli reservist and bystander injured in West Bank stabbing attack

Israeli reservist and bystander injured in West Bank stabbing attack

Of the seven killed on Friday, four died in one location, where the Israeli military said it opened fire on a crowd of Palestinians who had breached the fence and approached an army post.

A 48-year-old Palestinian woman was killed and her husband was moderately wounded after being attacked by Israeli extremist settler gangs near Za'tara military checkpoint south of Nablus.

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian woman died of her wounds after Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank threw stones at the vehicle she was travelling in, Palestinian security sources and media said Saturday (Oct 13).

Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Gaza's ruling Hamas group, attended a funeral Saturday, pledging to keep up the near-weekly protests along the security fence with Israel until a decade-long Israeli-Egyptian blockade is lifted.

At least 140 Palestinians have been killed during protests since late March, according to AP figures. He said an investigation was underway but did not give further details.

In May, about 60 protesters were killed in a single day, making it one of the deadliest since a 2014 war between the two sides.

The majority were killed during border demonstrations, though others died in airstrikes and tank shelling.

The tragic incident came two days after a group of Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar settlement broke into a high school in Urif village, located in southern Nablus, and began throwing stones at horrified students inside their classrooms.

On Friday, a bomb was detonated along the fence and a number of Gazans entered into Israel, according to IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, who tweeted "some 20 terrorists crossed through the hole created by the IED, about 5 assaulted the IDF position and were repelled".

The fuel deal had been reached without the agreement of the officially recognized Palestinian government, in what diplomats said was a first for Gaza - which is controlled by the rival Palestinian faction, Hamas.

Black smoke from burning tires covers the sky over Palestinian protesters hurl stones toward Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

It's the 29th consecutive Friday of protests against Israeli occupation.

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