Tuesday, December 8, 1998 Published at 12:36 GMT
World: Middle East
Palestinian prisoner protests continue
More than 60 were injured in Monday's unrest
Clashes have continued for a fourth day in the West Bank, as Palestinians press for the release of more than 2,000 prisoners from Israeli jails.
On Monday, at least 60 people were inured during demonstrations across the West Bank and Gaza, as Palestinians stepped up their campaign for the release the prisoners.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is under pressure from his right wing to halt this process.
On Monday night, Mr Netanyahu won a temporary reprieve when a bill on early elections was changed to a motion of no confidence, giving him up to two weeks to try to shore up support for his government.
The BBC Correspondent in Jerusalem, Lyse Doucet, says the Wye accord is looking increasingly fragile, only days before the US President, Bill Clinton, is set to arrive to Israel.
Mr Clinton's visit, which begins on Saturday, is to be coupled with a stop in the Gaza Strip, the first by a sitting US president.
The US has repeatedly said the trip is not intended as an endorsement of Palestinian statehood aspirations, but correspondents say the Palestinians see it as a powerful boost to their sovereignty hopes.
'Blood on their hands'
Palestinian protesters have been clashing with Israeli troops regularly since Israel last month released 250 of the 750 prisoners promised under the Wye peace accord.
Mr Netanyahu has said he has made it clear he would not free Palestinian prisoners with "blood on their hands".
There are reports that a mass hunger strike by the prisoners themselves has now spread to more Israeli jails.
A prisoners' association said the hunger strike now included all 3,000 Palestinians in Israeli jails, although the Israeli Prisons Service said it knows of only 514 taking part.