Israeli forces kill eight Palestinians in 24 hours - six in a protest in Gaza and two in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
GAZA CITY - At least six Palestinians were killed and over 137 injured when large-scale clashes broke out in the Gaza Strip, and two Palestinians were killed in the occupied West Bank, including one after an alleged stabbing attack, sources said on Friday.
One of the dead, named locally as Mohammed Hisham al-Raqab, was 15 years old, according to Sky News Arabia. Another was 20-year-old Ziad Nabil Sharaf, according to the Maan news agency.
Violence broke out after Friday prayers amid an uptick in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers following anger around Israel's tightening of restrictions at Al-Aqsa Mosque, a symbolic holy site in Jerusalem.
"Now everyone should come down to demonstrate - we can't take it anymore," said Sharief Badran, an 18-year-old resident of Buriej in central Gaza who travelled to join demonstrations in Shujaiyya, a residential district of Gaza City.