Israeli soldiers shot and wounded seven Palestinians in clashes in the occupied lands Monday, bringing to 60 the number of Arabs wounded by army gunfire over two days, hospital officials said.

The army said troops shot and killed a Palestinian late Sunday night.Sunday's clashes involved stone-throwing protests that broke out after underground leaders called on Palestinians to escalate the 16-month uprising against Israeli rule of the occupied West Bank and occupied Gaza Strip, Arab reports said.

In Jerusalem, a Cabinet minister from the left-leaning Labor Party Monday praised the PLO for blocking efforts by radical Palestinian factions to further incite last week's rioting in neighboring Jordan.