Skip to comments.Israel On Alert After Deadly West Bank Clashes
Posted on 07/25/2014 4:21:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Israeli security forces have been put on heightened alert after two Palestinians were killed during a massive protest in the West Bank.
The victims were among an estimated 10,000 people who clashed violently with soldiers and border police at a checkpoint in Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah.
Israel said today it had deployed thousands of security forces were deployed in and around Jerusalem to "deal with any disturbances".
Sky's David Bowden in Ashkelon, near Israel's border with Gaza, said: "After Friday prayers who knows what might happen. We are coming to the end of Ramadan. All of this is boiling up now."
Israel's security cabinet is meeting later to decide whether to expand its operation or consider a US-drafted proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza.
An Israeli army spokeswoman told the AFP news agency soldiers used "riot disposal means" to control the protest.
She said: "There are thousands of rioters there. They are rolling burning tyres and throwing Molotov cocktails and fireworks at soldiers and border police."
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Israel is in a tough spot, they will be spread very thin if the West Bank explodes while they are cleaning out the Gaza. Hamas knows it.
Israel has the means and the desire to finish Gaza, not finishing it means a repeat of this down the road. The next few days will tell us of their decision , pray that they are right.