U.S. Senator Pelted in West Bank

U.S. Sen. John Chafee (R-R.I.) was pelted with stones Thursday while visiting the Kalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. He was accompanied by the U.S. consul from East Jerusalem and United Nations officials.

Israel Defense Force troops broke up the disturbance with tear gas.

Unrest continued elsewhere, though on a smaller scale than in recent days. Police use tear gas to disperse Arabs who erected roadblocks on Saladin Street, East Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare, from where they threw rocks at Israeli vehicles.

Five Arab youths were arrested in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem, after they pelted an Egged bus with stones. A 17-year-old girl was injured and hospitalized.

The IDF announced, meanwhile, that 15 more residents of the administered territories have been laced in administrative detention. They can be held for up to six months without formal charges.

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