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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops in W. Bank


Source: | 01-24-2009 09:52

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Hundreds of Hamas supporters have taken part in what was called a "victory rally" in the West Bank town of Hebron.

Israeli troops fired tear gas at the group, and demonstrators threw stones at the soldiers. No serious injuries were reported.

Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli soldiers, not seen, during a demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza, in the West Bank village of Azzun, near Qalqilya, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. More than 280 Palestinians, most of them Hamas police, were killed and hundreds more wounded since Israel's campaign to quash rocket barrages from Gaza began midday Saturday.(AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli soldiers,
not seen, during a demonstration against Israel's 
military operation in Gaza, in the West Bank village
of Azzun, near Qalqilya, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008.
(AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

Hebron is the largest city and one of the most volatile areas in the West Bank.

Clashes also erupted between Palestinians and Israeli police in the West Bank villages of Nilin and Bilin.

The clashes occurred after a weekly protest against the separation barrier, under construction nearby.

Palestinians say the barrier, which cuts deep into the West Bank, is an Israeli land grab. Israel says the barrier is crucial to ensuring the country's security.


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