Palestinians Wounded in Clashes With Israeli Army in Gaza, West Bank

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Palestinians Wounded in Clashes With Israeli Army in Gaza, West Bank

Soldiers open fire on stone-throwing demonstrators in Gaza and the West Bank, killing two teens and wounding others. The military said soldiers fired at the "main instigator".

Palestinians held protests - as they have done each Friday since Trump's announcement in December - near border areas in the Gaza Strip, including in Rafah, Khan Younis, Gaza City, al-Bireh, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Qalqilyah, Jericho, Nabuls, Hebron and the al-Boreij refugee camp.

Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, lambasted Israel's move and said that it "continues with its plan to bury all the chances of a political settlement".

Two Palestinian teenagers were shot dead in clashes with Israeli troops during riots in the West Bank and Gaza.

"An Israeli father of six was killed last night in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists", Friedman said on Twitter on Wednesday after a 35-year-old was killed near an illegal Israeli settlement near Nablus.

Scientists Observe Rare Supermassive Black Hole 'Double Belch'
Astronomers saw gas jets dubbed "Fermi bubbles" that shine in the gamma-ray and X-ray portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. As it turns out, supermassive black holes aren't always thorough when gobbling up star systems and solar debris.

Israeli authorities have just approved more than 1,100 new settler housing units in the West Bank, Peace Now NGO, which monitors settlement building, said in a statement on Thursday.

Israeli settlements violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states that an occupying power can not transfer its population into the territory it occupies.

Since US President Donald Trump controversially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, to the outrage of the Arab world, rocket fire from Gaza has barraged Israel's southern communities.

Palestinian leaders want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

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