Israeli Army Triples Number of Troops Protecting Jewish Settlements
The Israeli military has tripled the number of soldiers guarding the settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, many of them from combat units, reported Haaretz newspaper, quoting the army radio.
According to the latest assessment in the army, all the settlements have become potential targets for Palestinian gunmen, said the paper.
Meanwhile, the paper reported that an armed Palestinian on Thursday opened fire on an Israeli man driving his car north of Jerusalem.
The car was hit by two bullets, but the driver was not injured, said the report.
Clashes continued overnight in the Palestinian territories, said the paper.
Haaretz said that an Israeli ambulance carrying a pregnant woman to a Jerusalem hospital was stoned on a road bypassing the village of Hussan in Hebron.
In another incident, an Israeli motorist had his car stoned north of Jericho, said the paper.
There were also several shooting incidents overnight, near the Jewish settlements of Bet El and Psagot in the West Bank and near the Gaza settlement of Neve Dekalim. There were no injuries in any of the incidents, according to the paper.
Palestinians took to the streets Wednesday and joined the funeral processions of two Palestinians killed the day before in clashes with the Israeli army in the West Bank and Gaza Strip – Albawaba.com
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