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Israeli forces, Palestinians clash at West Bank checkpoint

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 01:38

Amid rising tensions in recent weeks, Palestinian youths burn tires, throw rocks at Israeli soldiers at the West Bank checkpoint of Qalandia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Violence intensified in the occupied West Bank checkpoint of Qalandia on Tuesday, raising further concerns of a wider escalation. Four Israelis have been killed and three wounded since Thursday in two stabbings and a drive-by shooting blamed on Palestinian militants. Police shot dead two of the assailants. Two Palestinians, one of them a teen, have been killed and about 170 injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank since Sunday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called security officials to a meeting late on Monday. Netanyahu, facing pressure from within his right-wing government and from Jewish settler leaders, announced a series of measures on Monday to curb the violence. Recent tensions have been inflamed in particular by frequent clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli security forces at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest shrine. Palestinians fear increasing visits by Jewish groups to al-Aqsa, revered by Jews as the site of biblical temples, are eroding Muslim religious control there.

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Israeli forces, Palestinians clash at West Bank checkpoint

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 01:38