An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian mother and daughter in Gaza on Sunday and police said a Palestinian detonated an explosive in her car on a road to Jerusalem as unrest spun further towards a full-scale uprising. Palestinians disputed the police account, saying an electrical fire in the vehicle was mistaken for a bomb blast.
Four Israelis and 23 Palestinians have died in 12 days of bloodshed fuelled in part by Muslim anger over increasing Jewish access to the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem. Violence, including a series of stabbings, has spread from the holy city and the Israeli-occupied West Bank to Israel's interior and Hamas-ruled Gaza.
With Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, cautioning Israelis there would be no "quick fix", there was scant sign of any significant moves to turn away from conflict that has raised fears of a third Palestinian uprising.
Palestinian medical officials said 37 Palestinian protesters were wounded by gunfire from Israeli troops during clashes on Sunday in the West Bank.
Responding to cross-border rocket attacks, Israel said its aircraft targeted a Hamas facility in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian medical officials said a pregnant woman and her three-year-old daughter living nearby were killed.Read More »