Violence intensifies between Palestinians and Israeli security forcesComments
Violence between Palestinians and Israeli security forces has broken out in a number of locations across the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem has intensified in the past few weeks. http://t.co/8IA4DSOwS7pic.twitter.com/uK7zEdu3cb— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) October 6, 2015
According to the Red Crescent as many as 90 Palestinians have been injured suffering from rubber bullet wounds and tear gas inhalation.
Earlier thousands gathered in Bethlehem for the funeral of a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot in chest by Israeli soldiers on Monday.
Funeral of the martyr AbedAlrahman Obeid in #Beithlahem shortly before .. #WestBank#Palestine#intifadaAlAqsapic.twitter.com/y8zJ8kBXqN— Said Shoaib | Gaza (@saidshouib) October 6, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the measures his government has taken in response to the unrest:
“We are using additional security forces. They have clear instruction to act against any danger to life of their own and to innocent people. We are the guarantors of the sacred sites of Islam. We are the reason that the sacred sites of Islam, or the sacred sites of Christianity and Judaism, don’t look like Palmyra in Syria.”
Palestinian executive committee members met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and prayed for the victims of the violence.
Abbas called for an end to the Israeli crack down:
“Israel must stop its aggression and reach out for peace because we want to reach a political solution with peaceful methods and not other means.”
Earlier the Israeli military demolished the family homes of two suspected Palestinian terrorists.
The destruction went ahead despite the fact both men were shot dead by Israeli troops last year.
هدم منزل فلسطيني في #القدس_الشرقية#أخبار_دولية - http://t.co/cwgK66P5tMpic.twitter.com/i9w8ElFvrf— IMLebanonNews (@Imlebanonnews) October 6, 2015
Palestinians accused Israel of a policy of collective punishment.