Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called an emergency security meeting after a wave of violence by Palestinians. Three Israelis have died and around twenty others have been wounded in shooting and stabbing attacks.
The death toll from recent protests has risen to at least 39 after four more Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces. After four weeks of protests nearly 1,600 Palestinians have been wounded.
The EU has questioned Israel's use of force during clashes. Among the dead is a Palestinian journalist who monitoring group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) claim was "obviously the victim of an intentional shot."
As Israel celebrates the anniversary of its founding in 1948, DW looks back at seven decades of German-Israeli relations. The two countries remain firm allies, but their friendship is uniquely fraught by history.
A video making the rounds online appears to show Israeli soldiers celebrating after shooting a Palestinian man. Israel's defense minister has lauded the shooter, but said the soldier who took the film should be demoted.
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