JERUSALEM -- A plan for Israeli and Palestinian security forces to resume limited cooperation failed to take hold Saturday amid sporadic clashes in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Two Palestinians were killed and more than 30 were wounded in the fighting, medical officials said.
The two Palestinians who died were shot by Israeli soldiers in confrontations in the West Bank, one in Nablus and the other in Jenin, hospital doctors said. The Israeli army said it fired live ammunition in Nablus after it came under gunfire but claimed it used only rubber bullets to respond to stone throwers in Jenin.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat spoke by telephone Friday and agreed to renew low-level security ties, including the work of 10 joint liaison offices.
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