Six Palestinians reportedly killed on Gaza border

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A senior Palestinian Authority official said last week it would no longer work with the United Nations envoy who brokered the deal.

The assailants subsequently approached an Israeli border post and were shot, the statement said. It comes as six Palestinians were reportedly killed in clashes on Friday.

He was speaking at a funeral of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli forces along the border fence between the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied territories a day earlier.

Israeli fire has killed 155 Palestinians during the protests since they began in March.

An Israeli soldier and a bystander were injured in a stabbing attack in the West Bank.

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian woman died of her wounds after Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank threw stones at the vehicle she was travelling in, Palestinian security sources and media said Saturday (Oct 13).

Aisha Mohammed Talal al-Rabi, 47, was riding in a auto with her husband near the Za'tara roadblock, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, when a group of Israeli settlers came onto the road and began throwing rocks at their vehicle. Her husband saw a group of settlers nearby, Rabi said.

Israeli police say they are investigating.

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The area is near several ultranationalist Jewish settlements. And on Thursday, a Palestinian man stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier, raising the possibility of a revenge attack.

A statement said troops "spotted a number of assailants who climbed the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip".

The Israeli army has not commented on the attack. In recent weeks, it has stepped up its campaign, holding nighttime protests and adding new locations, such as along the beach.

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw a rock at Israeli forces along the Israel-Gaza border east of Gaza city on October 12, 2018.

Nearly every evening, thousands of Gazans have been gathering for violent demonstrations at the Erez crossing and elsewhere, in what is regarded by some as part of Hamas's attempts to signal to Israel that it wants an economic solution to the Gaza Strip.

"As long as the violence in the Gaza Strip does not stop completely, including the sending of incendiary balloons and burning tires toward the Israeli towns, the fuel and gas supplies to the Gaza Strip will not be replenished", Liberman wrote on Twitter Saturday evening, Israel's Channel Two reported.

The Palestinian protesters are demanding an end to an Israeli and Egyptian blockade on the narrow coastal strip, which is home to around 2 million Gazans.

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