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Settlers Storm Arab Village; One Arab Killed in IDF Clash

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At least one Palestinian was killed Thursday in a clash with the Israel Defense Force in Gaza, and a 13-year-old Arab boy was wounded by IDF gunfire at Tulkarm in the West Bank.

According to Palestinian sources, however, there were two other fatalities — one of them an 11-year-old boy — and a number of Palestinians wounded in a fierce clash with the IDF.

Five soldiers were slightly injured by rocks in the Jabalaya camp. Scattered incidents of violence were reported elsewhere in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, for the second time this week, hundreds of settlers from Ma’aleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem, rampaged through Eizariya, an Arab suburb of Jerusalem.

They burned down a house and severely damaged two cars before police reached the scene.

The attack was triggered by stone-throwing incidents on the main road to Jericho, which passes through Ma’aleh Adumim.

The settlers assaulted Eizariya on Sunday night after a Jewish family was injured when their car was stoned and run off the road.

The settlers threatened on Thursday to keep up their vigilante action until the stone-throwing stops.

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