Four Palestinians died in violence Monday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Palestinians say a teenage boy was shot dead and more than a dozen others wounded in the West Bank city of Jenin. Reports say Israeli soldiers fired machine-guns at a group of youngsters heading to school, after the teenagers threw stones at the them.
In Jenin's Old City, meanwhile, Israeli soldiers arrested two suspected members of the militant group Islamic Jihad after a fierce gunbattle. A number of Palestinians were wounded before Israeli forces withdrew.
In the West Bank town of Tulkarem, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian in a gunbattle with militants.
In the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian man wearing an Israeli army uniform was shot and killed when he tried to enter the Netzarim Jewish settlement just south of Gaza City. Islamic Jihad is claiming responsibility for the incident. One Israeli soldier was slightly wounded during a gunbattle with the militant.
At the Erez crossing between Gaza and Israel, a Palestinian was killed when a mortar fired by Palestinians at an Israeli position fell short of its target.
Meanwhile, U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan called today (Monday) for Israel to investigate the demolition Saturday of a United Nations food warehouse in the northern Gaza Strip. The United Nations says Israeli troops destroyed the clearly-marked warehouse, which contained more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars in food aid destined to feed more than 40-thousand Palestinians.
Meanwhile, the Israeli army has issued orders to demolish 15 Palestinian homes in the West Bank town of Hebron in order to widen a road connecting a holy site to a nearby Jewish settlement.
The move is part of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to set up so-called "security corridors" connecting enclaves of Jewish settlers in Hebron, after an attack by Palestinian gunmen last month that killed 12 Israeli soldiers.