More civilians murdered in the jihad in Israel. From the New York Post, :
A young Israeli couple driving on the road between two West Bank cities were shot to death last night in a drive-by ambush by suspected Palestinian terrorists, Israeli authorities said.
The unidentified husband and wife, believed to be in their late 20s, were traveling between Hebron and Beersheba when their car came under fire.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility from any Palestinian faction.
The violence came during in a week of escalating tensions as Palestinians fiercely protested Israel’s construction of the West Bank barrier.
Israel considers the controversial barrier, which is one-fourth completed, as a protection against Palestinian homicide bombers, while Palestinians claim it is nothing more than a land grab.
In the Gaza Strip yesterday, a bicycle-riding Palestinian homicide bomber blew himself up near a military jeep outside the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom.
There were no other casualties, the army said.
The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
Earlier, in Jerusalem, Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians in a square outside the al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites.
Israeli police spokesman Gil Kleiman said officers fired rubber bullets and tossed stun grenades after hundreds of Palestinians tried to stone worshippers standing below the compound at the Western Wall, the most sacred site of Jewish prayer.