IDF Kills Group of Palestinian Terrorists Who Launched Gaza Border Attack

The majority were killed during border demonstrations, though others have died in airstrikes and tank shelling.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the killing of Aisha al-Rabi (48 years) from Badia village from Salfit governorate north of west bank following an attack by Israeli settlers threw stones at her husband auto. The Israeli military said its forces shot and killed people who had crossed the fence and approached an army post.

After the murder of Israeli activist Ari Fuld who was stabbed in the back by a Palestinian terrorist two weeks ago there has been a significant uptick in terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria.

The escalation in violence between Palestinians and the Israeli army over the weekend came after rumors have been circulating recently about a multilateral agreement between Hamas and various elements in the region, with Qatar pledging this week $150 million, including for fuel supply, in humanitarian aid for Gaza.

Palestinians carry a wounded man during clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza-Israel border, east of Gaza City, on October 12, 2018.

Al-Rawbi, 47 and a mother of eight, was pronounced dead at hospital late on Friday from a head injury sustained in the stone-throwing incident, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa. Her husband saw a group of settlers nearby, Rabi said.

According to Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, police have opened an investigation into the death.

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The area is near several ultranationalist Jewish settlements.

At least six Palestinians were killed and 252 others were injured on Friday by Israeli soldiers during clashes along the Gaza Strip's borders with Israel, medics said.

Tensions have been running high near the fence since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests dubbed "The Great March of Return".

It said they planted an "explosive device" there, which blew up and "set the security fence on fire".

However, thousands again gathered Friday in sites along the border, AFP correspondents said.

Top Palestinian official and member of Fatah, Ahmad Majdalani, said the party remains suspicious of the Qatari role in meddling in the affairs of the Gaza Strip, controlled by Hamas.

  • Sonia Alvarado