Death Toll Mounts as Violence Intensifies Between Israelis and Palestinians

Joseph's tomb, a biblical site which is revered by Jews, was torched by Palestinians.
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Transcript for Death Toll Mounts as Violence Intensifies Between Israelis and Palestinians
We move on to other news an overseas now to Israel a biblical site targeted by violence Joseph's tomb. Revered by Jews torched by Palestinians. The Palestinian president now condemning the act. Tonight the death told mounting after a day of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians and our own Alex Moore court. Call up and one of those skirmishes racing to put on his own protective gear. We violence airing today amid sky high tensions in Bethlehem we saw Israeli soldiers firing on Palestinian protesters throwing rocks. What these protesters has just been cited repeatedly pulled out quick take him away. The most has called for a Dave raids they've heard this protest this has become a daily scene almost. And yeah. All afternoon the sound of tear gas canisters. We were doing a live report as they landed nearby. All I'm gonna got to go to Mike. The people around us running for cover. The huge volley of tear gas. Everyone's gun back. And those who have guests nets who put them on. But most did not this woman collapsed. Carried an ambulance the new crackdown fueling that growing Palestinian anger over Israel's actions around the holy all hawks a mosque which triggered a series of lone wolf stabbing attacks today a Palestinian man posing as a journalist stabbed an Israeli soldier. Shot dead. Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza eight Israelis and 36 Palestinians. Nearly half of them attackers. Killed in this wave of violence Alex Marquardt ABC news Jerusalem Alex thanks to you and our team tonight.

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