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"The task for President Clinton is to try to find a compromise that will allow both sides to halt the murderous clashes"
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"Mr Clinton's dream of a comprehensive Middle East peace settlement lay in ruins, his priority now is to stem the bloodshed"
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Minister for Jerusalem, Zaid Abu Zayed
"The Israelis and Americans did not understand how crucial the issue of Jerusalem is to the Arabs, Christians and Muslims"
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EU's Chief Representative, Javier Solana
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Monday, 16 October, 2000, 15:38 GMT 16:38 UK
Clashes claim Palestinian lives
Wounded palestinian
A Palestinian lies wounded in Ramallah
Two Palestinians are reported to have died and several dozen been injured during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank and Gaza.

Witnesses and hospital sources said a Palestinian policeman, Sgt Musbah Abu Maahtuk, was shot dead and six other people were wounded as Israeli troops opened fire on a police checkpoint at Rafah on the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians demonstrating in Hebron
Arafat's Fatah and Hamas have been marching jointly in Hebron
The Israelis brought up reinforcements after two of their soldiers were injured in firing by Palestinian gunmen in an earlier incident.

And a 13-year-old Palestinian boy was pronounced "clinically dead" after being shot in the head during clashes in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Palestinian sources said.

Muayyad Osama Jawarish was one of at least 11 Palestinians wounded as they fought Israeli troops in the town.

Clashes continue

Violent clashes continued throughout the territory as the Israeli-Arab summit got under way in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, with at least seven Palestinians wounded in Hebron.

One of the wounded was in a critical condition after being hit by a live round.

Palestinian demonstrator in Ramallah
Fifteen were said to be wounded in Ramallah
Hospital sources in Ramallah said a total of 15 people there had been wounded, two of them critically, mostly by live fire from Israeli troops.

Another eight Palestinians were wounded in firing between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli soldiers on the main road to Jerusalem through Nablus.

No surrender

Thousands of demonstrators marched in the territories calling for the continuation of the Intifada (uprising) and urging Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat not to give in to American and Israeli pressure.

Around 3,000 people in Gaza City were reported to have marched to the Palestinian parliament building where they burnt wooden coffins symbolising the Israeli-Palestinian accords, Israel and the United States.

More than 100 people - most of them Palestinians - have been killed since the uprising began on 28 September.

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