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Israel braces for another day of violence

Palestinians on Monday fired an anti-tank missile and bursts of bullets at IDF troops patrolling along the border with the Gaza Strip. There were no injuries. Earlier a soldier was lightly wounded by shrapnel from a rocket fired at the Eshkol region. Nine members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad were killed overnight, according to Palestinian sources, when Israeli jets struck 14 sites in Gaza Strip, after a day of near-constant rocket fire on Israeli towns near the Palestinian enclave.

In Israel and the West Bank, clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police continued for a fifth straight day Sunday, shortly after police confirmed that six Jewish suspects had been arrested in connection with the apparent revenge killing of Muhammed Abu Khdeir, 16, last week. Protesters threw stones and firebombs at police in several East Jerusalem neighborhoods. Rioting, rock-throwing and tire-burning were also reported in several northern and southern towns.

Arab Israeli politicians and community leaders have met to call for calm in Arab cities while Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international investigation into attacks against Palestinians.

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