Israel Defense Force troops clashed with Palestinian protesters near Bethlehem during demonstrations demanding the release of a Palestinian prisoner. Itaf Alayan, who had been freed as part of a prisoner release agreement, was detained several weeks ago. The Islamic Jihad has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks against Israel if she is not released.
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