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Israeli soldiers shoot, wound four Palestinians: medics

A Palestinian protester scuffles with Israeli soldiers at a crossroad near the West Bank village of Tuqua on November 22, 2013, during a demonstration against Israeli settlers who set up tents at the main entrance of the village in protest against Palestinians attacking Israeli passing by cars. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

RAMALLAH: Israeli soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in the West Bank north of Ramallah on Saturday, wounding four of them, Palestinian medical sources said.

The shooting happened near a refugee camp at Jalazon during a protest against stone-throwing attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinian vehicles, the sources said.

Palestinian security sources, meanwhile, said that three Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces near the security barrier separating the Jewish state from the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

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