Riots Strike West Bank, Jerusalem

Two Arab youths were wounded Tuesday, when Israel Defense Force soldiers opened fire on rock-throwers in the West Bank towns Nablus and Ramallah.

There were also disturbances in East Jerusalem on Tuesday morning. Students blocked roads and threw rocks at passing vehicles, causing damage but no casualties.

The police intervened and made several arrests. The students were protesting the two-day closure of a local school that had been the scene of repeated disturbances.

Meanwhile, reports that a 7-year-old Arab boy died of wounds received Monday, during a clash with security forces in the Gaza Strip town of Rafah, turned out to be erroneous.

A spokesman for Tel Hashomer Hospital, where the youngster was taken, reported he has regained consciousness. The report of his death was the result of a communications error.

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