Two Palestinian girls died Saturday from bullet wounds suffered in clashes with Israeli soldiers, and troops in the occupied lands wounded at least 19 other Arabs, hospital and army officials said.
The deaths brought to four the number of young Arabs killed by army gunfire in two days and raised to 355 the number of Palestinians killed in the 13-month-old uprising in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Fifteen Israelis have died.In annexed east Jerusalem, police fired tear gas to disperse Arab stone-throwers. Israel radio said authorities safely dismantled a bomb left at a major road junction near the city.
In east Jerusalem's Mukassed Hospital, 14-year-old Rana Al-Masri died of wounds suffered in a Jan. 7 clash in the West Bank city of Nablus, the army said. Arab reports said she was shot in the head with a plastic bullet. A 12-year-old Palestinian girl, Hanadi Abu-Sultan, died at the Tel Hashomer Hospital near Tel Aviv after troops shot her in the head in a Jan. 10 clash at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza Strip, the military command said.