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West Bank Refugee Camp Under Curfew

A curfew was imposed on the Balata refugee camp on the West Bank today after several stone throwing incidents by Arab youths against Israeli army and civilian vehicles. The incidents were sparked by the fatal shooting of an Arab teenager by an Israeli civilian yesterday. The Balata camp is located between Hebron and Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem.

Other stone-throwing incidents were reported throughout the West Bank today in connection with the 40th day of mourning for the victims of the refugee camp massacres in west Beirut last month. Armed escorts in civilian vehicles fired into the air on several occasions to disperse youthful demonstrators.