Several injured in West Bank clashes


(JTA) — Several people were injured in clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops in the West Bank on Friday.

Israeli soldiers fired crowd dispersal means at demonstrators near the Qalandiya checkpoint, hitting a Palestinian youth in the foot, the Ma’an news agency reported.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said at least 80 Palestinians hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli forces, lightly injuring one soldier.

In Hebron, clashes broke out near the Cave of the Patriarchs and several people were hit by rubber bullets.

Two Palestinians threw a Molotov cocktail at a nearby checkpoint, causing no injuries, the news site reported.

In Bethlehem, youths clashed with soldiers near the Aida refugee camp as well as in Nabi Saleh and al-Bireh, Ma’an reported. Several injuries were reported in those places.

Three Palestinians were injured during clashes in Kafr Qaddum in Qalqiliya and Israeli forces sprayed Skunk water at demonstrators.

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