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Army Disperses West Bank Rioters

January 24, 1996
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Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to disperse rioting Palestinians near a road construction site in the West Bank.

Two Palestinians were reportedly wounded.

The incident occurred Wednesday when residents of the village Habla, south of Kalkilya, tried to prevent Israeli army bulldozers from clearing a road a building a security fence around the nearby Jewish settlement of Matan.

The work continued after the demonstrators were dispersed.

Kalkilya came under Palestinian rule at the end of last year as part of the redeployment of Israeli forces in the West Bank.

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