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The Latest: 11 die in West Bank; clashes in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers (all times local):

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The number of Palestinians killed by Israel in the occupied West Bank has risen to 11.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said late Friday that one of the wounded men brought to a hospital in the territory earlier had been in critical condition and died of his injuries. This comes amid rising tensions in the West Bank signaling a new wave of violence from the Israel-Gaza confrontation.

Meanwhile in east Jerusalem, a police vehicle caught fire during widespread violent clashes between Palestinians and police.

Police said security forces in the a-Tur neighborhood were attacked Friday by stones and firebombs, one of which hit a police car and set it on fire. Police responded to protesters with tear gas and stun grenades.

Also, video footage uploaded to social media appeared to show Palestinians setting a light rail station in the Shuafat neighborhood of the city on fire.


JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has identified three rockets fired from Syria toward Israeli territory on Friday.

The military said in a statement that one of the rockets landed inside Syria in the evening hours. There was no immediate comment from Damascus.

The incident comes amid a violent escalation between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers this week that has been compounded by an eruption of ethnic clashes inside Israel as well and violence in the occupied West Bank.

Israel appears to be looking to inflict intensified damage on the Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza and has fired hundreds of rockets into Israel.






Zaraki Kenpachi