Five major European countries said an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank would “constitute a serious breach of international law.”
Israeli forces opened fire on four Palestinians near the Gaza border fence on Saturday, killing the men, the Israeli military said.
Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls of homes, Palestinian officials said on Friday.
State media cited a military official as saying the attack targeted posts in rural areas of Hama province. Air defenses were activated and reportedly intercepted a number of the incoming missiles.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is facing the most serious crisis of his long career as the standard bearer of the Israeli nationalist and religious right. For several years middle-aged Israelis have demonstrated against his expansionist policies