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New Disturbances Erupt in West Bank

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Disturbances erupted anew in the West Bank on Wednesday. An Arab resident of the Nur es-Shams refugee camp, near Tulkarm, was wounded by Israel Defense Force soldiers who entered the camp to break up a demonstration.

Military sources said the soldiers were attacked by stones and bottles, and were forced to open fire to extricate themselves. The IDF is investigating the incident.

Curfews were imposed on the Daheishe refugee camp, near Bethlehem, and the Jalazoun camp, near Ramallah, after demonstrations there.

A gasoline bomb set an Israeli taxi afire Wednesday afternoon between the Arab village of Sur Bahir and the Israeli neighborhood East Talpiyot in Jerusalem. No one was hurt.

A general strike was observed Wednesday by Arabs throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip to mark the 40th day since the assassination of Khalil al-Wazir, known as Abu jihad, the second in command of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

He was gunned down April 16 in a commando raid on his villa in suburban Tunis. Israeli agents are widely suspected of the killing. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied involvement.

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