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Violence leaves 6 dead over tensions at Israel holy site

AP
Published : Jul 22, 2017, 11:20 am IST
Updated : Jul 22, 2017, 11:20 am IST

After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed to death 3 Israelis.

Palestinian medics and protesters evacuate an injured man during clashes with Israeli soldiers on the Israeli border with Gaza. An escalating dispute over metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine turned violent on Friday, setting off widespread clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli troops. (Photo: AP)
 Palestinian medics and protesters evacuate an injured man during clashes with Israeli soldiers on the Israeli border with Gaza. An escalating dispute over metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine turned violent on Friday, setting off widespread clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli troops. (Photo: AP)

Jerusalem: Six people are dead after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence.

Three Palestinians died in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement Friday.

 

After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed to death three Israelis.

Earlier, several thousand Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank clashed with Israeli troops, burning tires or throwing stones and firecrackers. 

Troops fired live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas. Three Palestinians were killed and several dozen hospitalized with live or rubber bullet injuries.

Tags: israeli-palestinian tensions, clashes, violence, israeli troops
Location: Israel, Jerusalem, Jerusalem