Israel

Clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli security forces have raged in the West Bank and East Jerusalem this week after the cancer-related death of a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli custody earlier in the week. While tensions boiled over in areas of the Palestinian Territories under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, militants fired rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip prompting the IAF to strike targets in the enclave . In the meantime, US Secretary of State John Kerry has returned to Israel in order to follow up on his visit some weeks ago, in order to explore opportunities to bridge the gap between Israeli and Palestinian leaders with hopes of reinvigorating stalled peace talks (April 7, 2013 New York Times; April 6, 2013 AFP; April 3, 2013 CBC News).