Eight Palestinians shot dead in West Bank riots Friday
Violent Palestinian disturbances in support of Hamas against Israel erupted in the main West Bank towns of Nablus, Hebron, Bethlehem and Jenin Friday night. Israeli security forces opened fire on mobs hurling rocks and fire bombs. Near Nablus, a riot was triggered by an Israeli civilian shooting dead one of a Palestinian gang of stone-throwers at his car. Another Palestinian died and several were injured in a disturbance near Hebron.