14:41 GMT18 January 2021
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    Hundreds of Palestinians are clashing with Israeli troops along the Gaza Strip border, military sources from both sides said Tuesday.

    GAZA (Sputnik) — Last week, at least seven Palestinians were killed and over 60 were injured in clashes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    "Five young people who were injured by Israeli bullets near Beit Hanina [Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem] have been delivered to Shifa Hospital," Palestinian Interior Ministry said in a statement.

    An Israeli army spokeswoman estimated that hundreds of people participated in the protest.

    Since the beginning of October, over 20 Palestinians and four Israeli nationals have been killed in the clashes.

    The recent spate of attacks follows last month's clashes in the East Jerusalem Temple Mount complex, which houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered to be the third holiest site in Islam.

    The Gaza Strip is one of the territories disputed by Israel and the Palestinians, who seek to include the territory in their independent state.

    Israel does not recognize Palestine as a political entity.

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