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Three Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli security forces

It’s understood two were killed by live fire & 126 wounded during the violence on the Israel-Gaza border.

Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes near the border fence between Israel and the central Gaza Strip east of Bureij on 16 October 2015. Picture: AFP

JERUSALEM - Three Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces on Friday.

Medical sources in Gaza report that two were killed by live fire while another 126 were wounded during the violence on the Israel-Gaza border.

A third died near the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army is investigating the Palestinian claims that three demonstrators died on Friday.

It says its troops fired at the lower bodies of protesters with the intention of pushing them back.

It comes as, for the second consecutive Friday, Hamas called for a 'Day of Rage' on Friday to protest the Israeli occupation and alleged change of policy on the Temple Mount compound, a site holy to both Jews and Muslims.

Israeli officials deny that the status quo has been changed and say Muslims will continue to be allowed to pray there while Jews will be allowed to visit, but not pray.

On Friday, violence also broke out in the West Bank where Joseph's Tomb was set ablaze by Palestinian rioters.

A Palestinian also stabbed and moderately wounded a soldier after wearing a vest claiming to be a journalist.