Israel vows crackdown as 'Hamas 5' held over settler killing

Palestinians throw stones near to a burning wood barrier during clashes with Israeli security forces in the neighborhood of Shuafat, east Jerusalem on October 5, 2015Israel has arrested five alleged Hamas militants over the West Bank killing of a Jewish settler couple, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged an iron fist against mounting unrest. Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager — the second killing in 24 hours — as dozens were wounded in fresh clashes in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem. Speaking as security forces announced the arrest of the alleged Hamas members over last week’s shooting of the couple in front of their four children, Netanyahu said no attackers were beyond reach.

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