Six dead in Holy Land violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement.

The military said a Palestinian attacker apparently jumped the fence in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and surprised a family as they ate the traditional Sabbath evening meal. It said the Palestinian killed a man and two of his children, while a woman was wounded and taken to hospital. An off-duty soldier next door heard screams and shot the attacker, who was taken to a hospital, officials said.