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Four Dead in Scattered Violence on Second Anniversary of Intifada

Curfews kept about a million Palestinians confined to their homes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Saturday, the second anniversary of the intifada, as their uprising is known.

But Palestinians staged protest marches in several places, and four died, two at the hands of soldiers and two killed apparently by Israeli civilians.

A violent clash occurred in the West Bank village of Bani Naim, near Hebron. The Israel Defense Force opened fire, killing a man and a woman.

Arab sources in Hebron said an Israeli civilian shot a 15-year-old boy to death after his car was stoned.

A preliminary inquiry indicated no IDF soldiers were present at the time. The police are checking the circumstances of the shooting.

An oil truck driver and two civilian security guards who were with him are under investigation for the fatal shooting Sunday morning of a Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip.

The driver was arrested in Ashkelon. The guards had their weapons confiscated for ballistic tests. They said they opened fire because the truck was being pelted with stones at a gasoline station.

In Jerusalem, about 3,500 supporters of the Peace Now movement gathered for a rally. They called for an end to violence in the territories and a dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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