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Disturbances in the West Bank

September 19, 1986
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Relatively minor disturbances erupted in the West Bank Tuesday night and Wednesday, the fourth anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps massacre.

A group of Arab youths throwing rocks at soldiers in the Dahaishe refugee camp near Bethlehem was chased. When they refused to halt, the soldiers opened fire, wounding one youth in the hand, military sources said. He was hospitalized.

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at an Egged bus passing the same camp Tuesday night. The bus was slightly damaged but no one was hurt. A curfew was imposed on the Balata refugee camp near Nablus after rocks were thrown at army vehicles. There were no injuries or damage.

Palestinian flags were raised in Ramallah and a roadblock was set up at the nearby Jalazoun refugee camp. A tire was burned near a local girls’ school. Classes were cancelled and the students sent home.

In September 1982, the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in West Beirut, then under Israeli occupation, were the scene of a massacre by Lebanese Christian Phalangist militiamen. Several hundred Palestinian civilians were killed or wounded.

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