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2 More Palestinians Die After Clashes With Israeli Forces

The UN Security Council will discuss on Monday the latest flare-up of the conflict.The UN Security Council will discuss on Monday the latest flare-up of the conflict.

Two Palestinians have died in separate incidents after clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Oday Nawajaa, 17, died of his injuries on Saturday after being hit by Israeli live fire at al-Eizariya town east of Beit-ul-Muqaddas, the ministry said, Al Jazeera reported.

Another Palestinian aged 18 died in the West Bank village of Abu Dis when a petrol bomb he was planning to throw at Israeli security forces exploded prematurely, according to the ministry.

In Beit ul-Muqadass, Israeli security forces used riot gear to disperse dozens of Palestinians who threw stones and bottles at them.

Television footage showed security forces throwing stun grenades and using water cannon to break up the crowd.

Israel sent extra troops into the West Bank on Saturday and raided the home of the Palestinian attacker in the village of Kobar who stabbed to death three Israelis on Friday.

The troops also detained one of his brothers and measured the house in preparation for demolition, the army said.

Friday’s Israeli deaths occurred hours after three Palestinians were killed in clashes prompted by Israel’s installation of metal detectors at entry points of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Beit ul-Muqadass.

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Monday to discuss the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian clashes for years, diplomats said on Saturday.

Sweden, Egypt and France requested the meeting to “urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Beit ul-Muqadass can be supported,” Carl Skau, Sweden’s deputy UN ambassador, said on Twitter.

 

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