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Israel arrests Palestinian over killing of Israeli woman

Israel arrests Palestinian over killing of Israeli woman

Israeli forces arrested Erfaiyeh in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday.

The body of Ori Ansbacher, 19, was found in the woods in the West Bank near Jerusalem on Thursday with stabbing wounds.

The Israeli army fire injured eighteen Palestinians with live rounds, and injured dozens with rubber-coated steel bullets in addition to the effects of teargas inhalation.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated the security services for the speed with which they arrested "the abhorrent murderer".

This practice has destroyed much of the agricultural and fisheries sector in the Gaza Strip, which has been blocked by Israeli air, land and sea for the past 10 years.

The Israeli military did not comment on the teenagers' deaths, but said the barbed wire separation fence and "brave" soldiers prevented 8,000 "violent rioters" from infiltrating into Israel to harm civilians.

Mourners also took part in Shalabi's funeral procession which started at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis and ended in Nusseirat refugee camp, Shalabi's home, where he was buried.

According to Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Gaza health ministry, Ishteiwi was shot in his neck and Shalabi in his chest, while 17 others were injured in the same clashes.

Friday's protests drew thousands of Palestinians who gathered at five locations along the fence, throwing rocks toward the Israeli forces stationed behind the frontier.

While Palestinians have claimed the protests are peaceful, Israel says that Hamas, the Islamist group ruling Gaza, has hijacked the months-long movement in an effort to attack Israeli forces and breach the border fence to commit terrorist acts in Israel. "Nor should they be exposed to any form of violence, by any party", UNICEF Middle East director Geert Cappelaere said in a statement.