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Palestinians protest in West Bank; 2 Israelis injured
Israelis lightly wounded by stones hurled in Gush Etzion. Palestinians protest ahead of Palestinian Independence Declaration Day
Two Israelis were lightly injured on Wednesday after being hit by stones hurled at their vehicle north of Efrat in Gush Etzion. The two suffered from cuts and were treated at the scene.

 

Palestinians and foreign activists held protests across the West Bank ahead of Palestinian Independence Declaration Day which will be marked on Thursday, November 15. The protesters blocked several roads and junctions and hurled stones at IDF and police forces who used crowd dispersal means in response.

 

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The main center of the protests was in the village of Hawara near Nablus, where Palestinians and security forces were clashing. The road connecting Jerusalem and Gush Etzion also saw fierce protests and was closed to traffic. Palestinians were also rallying in south Mount Hebron and the Ofarim Junction in Binyamin. IDF and Border Guard forces have been deployed across the West Bank to prevent the riots from spreading to Jerusalem.

 

A source at the Popular Resistance Committees told Ynet that the blocking of the roads are a direct continuation of acts of protests that were held over the past few weeks.

  

Itamar Fleishman contributed to this report

 

You can contact Elior Levy, Ynet's Palestinian Affairs Correspondent, at: paldesk@gmail.com

 

 

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