Two Palestinians Hurt Near Hebron

Two Palestinian youths were wounded this week in clashes with Israel Defense Force soldier in a village near the West Bank town of Bebron.

The clash occurred Monday in the village of Dura as Palestinians observed the final day of a three-day general strike, called in memory of Hamas terrorist Yehiya Ayash, who was killed last Friday in Gaza.

In the incident, Palestinians began to throw stones at the soldiers. When the soldiers tried to detain two stonethrowers, a crowd encircled their jeep, Israel Radio reported.

The soldiers fired shots in the air to disperse the crowd, and the two Palestinians were wounded.

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