The UN is calling for an investigation into the deaths of at least 15 Palestinians in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza. Israel's military opened fire on thousands of demonstrators at the closed border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on Friday.
The West Bank has experienced some of the worst violence in years this week. The upheaval is putting pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, which relies on right-wing and pro-settler parties.
An elite Israeli unit has carried out an attack in the Gaza Strip, killing a senior Hamas military commander. The raid left one Israeli soldier dead and threatens to escalate conflict between the two sides.
The latest flare-up in violence jeopardizes Egyptian and UN mediated talks between Israel and Hamas. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed and 22,000 injured by Israeli forces in protests in the past seven months.
A botched Israeli raid has resulted in the worst escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war between Israel and Hamas. Unrest at the Gaza-Israel border had been calmer in recent weeks.
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