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Palestine: Clashes, injuries, reported in Hebron

16th May 2013

By Saed Bannoura


IMEMC & Agencies: Palestinian medical sources reported that dozens of Palestinians have been injured during clashes that took place with Israeli soldiers in Kharsa village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli army sources said that four soldiers have been injured.

The clashes took place after the army invaded the village and violently attacked the residents who marched marking the 65th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba.
The soldiers fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters leading to dozens of injuries.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army said that four soldiers have been injured, after Palestinian protesters hurled a Molotov cocktail at their jeep, setting it ablaze. Two of the soldiers received treatment by medics, and two required hospitalization after suffering moderate injuries.

Furthermore, dozens of Palestinians have been injured by gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets during clashes that took place in the Ar-Arroub refugee camp, and Beit Ummar, in the Hebron district.

Palestinian medics said that 18 Palestinians have been injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, and dozens received treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation in Al-Arroub. Medics treated five of the wounded while the rest required hospitalization.

In related news, clashes took place in Beit Za’ta area, in Beit Ummar town near Hebron; one resident was injured by Israeli fire.

In Bethlehem, several Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation during clashes with the army in Al-Khader town, south of the city. The army also invaded the town, broke into and searched several homes, and used some rooftops as monitoring towers.



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