JERUSALEM (Jul. 10)
Dozens of Palestinian youths clashed this week with Israeli troops in the West Bank town of Hebron, throwing bottles and rocks at the soldiers.
Wednesday’s clashes were prompted by anger over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to set a date for an Israeli troop redeployment in Hebron during a meeting a day earlier in Washington with President Clinton.
The troops dispersed the protesters and ordered shops closed in the center of town.
Earlier, a pipe bomb was thrown at an army roadblock in the center of town. It did not detonate.
Leaflets have recently been distributed in Hebron calling on the town’s approximately 100,000 Arab citizens to launch attacks against the 450 Jewish settlers living there.