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Clashes Break Out as Palestinians Declare 'Day of Rage'

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:44:42 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- Could the conflict in Gaza spark a third intifada -- or Palestinian uprising -- in the West Bank?

Following a deadly strike on an United Nations school in Gaza, thousands of Palestinians from Ramallah demonstrated at a checkpoint near Jerusalem late Thursday night.

On Friday, clashes are breaking out in the Old City, where Israel put restrictions on who could attend Friday prayer services at Dome of the Rock.

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli police during a violent demonstration at the Kalandia checkpoint that drew an estimated 10,000 people. Israel says it responded to protestors who opened fire with automatic rifles.

Palestinians have declared Friday a so-called "Day of Rage," so Israel is bracing for mass protests again at Kalandia, in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Extra police and border patrol units are on duty the capital.

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