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JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinians were shot and killed in separate clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Thursday as Israel announced plans to strengthen a fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Military commanders and the Netanyahu government sparred over the right strategy to end two months of stabbings and shootings on Thursday as Israeli troops killed two Palestinians involved in violence in the occupied West Bank. The attacks, many of them carried out spontaneously by young Palestinians, have killed 19 Israelis and an American since Oct. 1. Israeli forces have killed 90 Palestinians, some while carrying out assaults and others in clashes with police and troops.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court on Thursday opened the way to allowing local trade in rhino horns, alarming some conservationists who warned the ruling leaves rhinos even more vulnerable to poachers who are slaughtering them in record numbers.