2 Killed as Violence Mounted in Gaza


Jerusalem: A Palestinian teenager was shot dead in the West Bank and four Israelis were wounded near a kibbutz Sunday as violence mounted following a Gaza air strike that killed a pregnant woman and toddler.

Israeli forces shot dead the teenager, identified by the Palestinian health ministry as Ahmad Sharake, 13, during clashes near the West Bank city of Ramallah.Dozens of Palestinians were shot and wounded in other clashes across the West Bank.

The Israeli army revealed that two soldiers were hit by the car, with one of them seriously injured, and two civilians were stabbed.The violence came on top of more than 10 days of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem, as well as a series of Palestinian stabbings of Jews.

On Sunday night, another rocket crashed into an open field in southern Israel without causing harm on injury, the army said.”We warn the occupation against continuing this foolishness,” said Sami Abu Zuhri.

Six Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli forces in central and northern Gaza on Sunday.