Residents and passersby said the Israeli border police officer had a scuffle with a Palestinian, purportedly in an attempt to arrest him.
The fighting saw Israel use helicopter gunships in the West Bank for the first time in several years, and Palestinian militants detonated a large roadside bomb under an Israeli armored vehicle.
A virtual reality documentary by a faculty member from the College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been selected as one of only eight installations currently on show as part of the “Mutation Hybridation” exhibition at the Memory of the Future Museum in Paris, France. Entitled Kan Yama Kan (Once upon A Time In Palestine), the project took Dr Suheil Dahdal, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, five years to complete. The virtual reality documentary aims to preserve Palestinian culture that reimagines the past using new technologies.
Israeli forces attacked Hamas positions in Gaza early on Saturday allegedly in response to rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave.
The deaths on Friday came as thousands of Palestinians held protests at several sections of the Israel-Gaza border fence. Gaza's health ministry said 38 others were wounded by live fire.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said he would be against a new Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu, after elections left him tied with his main challenger and raised the prospect of negotiations to build a unity government.
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during protests along the fortified Gaza-Israel border, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Five major European countries said an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank would “constitute a serious breach of international law.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday renewed his pledge to annex all Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as he sought to shore up right-wing support ahead of a Sept.17 election.