Daily Israel Report

Arab Rioter Killed in Samaria as Hamas Calls for 'Intifada'

Injuries, arrests as Arab extremists clash with security forces in Samaria and Jerusalem.
By Ari Soffer and Dalit Halevi
First Publish: 8/1/2014, 5:36 PM

Arab rioters in Samaria (file)
Arab rioters in Samaria (file)
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Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian rioter during clashes in Samaria on Friday, security sources told AF, as Hamas urged Arabs in Judea and Samaria to begin a new "intifada".

They said Tamer Smour, 22, was hit by a live bullet in the chest in the city of Tulkarem.  

A spokesman for the Red Crescent told AFP that 39 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition and rubber bullets fired by Israeli forces during clashes throughout Judea and Samaria.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police arrested two Muslim extremists during a clash that took place outside the Old City after Friday prayers.

The clashes came as violence in Gaza escalated after a short-lived humanitarian truce collapsed after just a few hours, when Hamas terrorists launched an attack on IDF soldiers, killing two and apparently taking another hostage.

The violence in Judea and Samaria appeared to be a response to calls earlier by Hamas for Arabs in Judea and Samaria to launch a new "intifada" or violent uprising against Israel, and reiterated calls to terrorist groups in Lebanon to attack Israel's northern borders. 

Hamas officials released a statement calling on Palestinians to attack Israeli security forces after Friday prayers.