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West bank explosion kills three in West Bank
A senior Palestinian official in Hebron, the only West Bank city under Hamas control, told AFP he thought Hamas had no intention of letting the incident escalate into clashes between the security forces and demonstrators.
"I don't think they intend to launch such a confrontation," Mohammed Said said from Hebron, adding that the security forces were ready for any possible reaction in case the Palestinians "take the initiative".
The three dead were named as Israeli police sergeant Micky Rosen, 26; army Sgt. Yuval Shavit, 22 and a policeman, Roni Shveit, 24.
Earlier, Israeli media said the Palestinians had shot a soldier who appeared to be an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian.
The military, citing military sources, said a shooting had occurred near the security fence near an army post in the western Gaza Strip.
In the area of Ma'ale Adumim, near Gaza, police said the area was sealed off by armed riot police and at least one rocket had landed nearby, although the police reported no injuries.
A video showing Palestinian protesters firing rocket-propelled grenades can be seen in the background. A group of Israelis had been trying to enter the Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem holy site.
The IDF said its soldiers fired water cannons after the rocks were thrown at them, but no injuries were reported.
Hamas, which has governed Gaza since 2007 and is recognised by the international community, said the shooting of the security forces involved was aimed at killing them.
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has criticised the security forces for not responding more forcefully to the shooting. He said an investigation into the incident was pending.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "I call on the international community to condemn the killing of the two police officers by terrorists in the Judea and Samaria area. At this moment we're living in a time of war and we're witnessing the beginning of a new phase that has been initiated by Daesh. We must not allow such incidents to continue."
In the wake of the shooting of the Israeli police, there was an air of tension across the Gaza Strip, which was under intense international pressure last week after it launched hundreds of rockets at southern Israel.
Gazan Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Palestinians would not pay the price for their own attacks, while Hamas called for increased co-operation with the Israeli army in dealing with the threat of rocket attacks.