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West Bank Remains Tense

A general curfew, clamped on Hebron after masked gunmen killed three Arab students and wounded 30 at the Islamic College last Tuesday, was lifted today, except for the casbah where the curfew continued.

Though no disturbances were reported in Hebron today, the situation remained tense in the West Bank. The curfew also continued in the nearby Balata refugee camp. Rocks were tossed at Israeli military vehicles in Tulkarem but no injuries were reported.

The military court in Romallah began today the trial of 26 students at Bir Zeit university who were arrested last week on suspicion of participating in a violent demonstration protesting the attack on the Islamic College students. A protest strike in East Jerusalem protesting the attack against the college students ended today.