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Four injured in West Bank clashes between Israelis, Palestinians: Medics

Four people have been injured in clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Clashes broke out after Israeli soldiers and a number of settlers entered a compound in the Palestinian refugee camp of Balata in Nablus on Thursday.

Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinian protesters near the compound.

According to Palestinian medical officials, a man was injured when Israeli forces opened fire on protesters and was taken to a local hospital.

Two others were also treated at the city’s Rafidiya hospital for wounds they reportedly sustained from rubber-coated bullets.

Another was detained by Israeli soldiers.

Israelis say the compound houses a tomb believed by many Jews to be the resting place of Prophet Joseph.

The tomb has been the scene of clashes between Israelis and Palestinians.

On September 6, Israeli authorities prevented Palestinians from entering the Ibrahim Mosque in the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron). They said that the mosque was off limits so that settlers could celebrate the new year, or Rosh Hashanah, at a synagogue on the same site.

According to Palestinian rights groups, over a dozen Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the first half of 2013. Israeli troops also kidnapped nearly 1,800 Palestinians, including women and children, during the same period.

By Press TV


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