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West Bank protests: 2 Border Guard, 1 soldier injured

Palestinians, leftists gather to protest route of separation fence, hurl stones at security forces. Two Border Guard officers lightly injured near Neve Tzuf, soldier lightly hurt near Naalin

Two Border Guard officers were lightly injured after being stoned by Palestinians and left-wing activists near Neve Tzuf in the West Bank. In addition, a soldier sustained light wounds when stones were hurled in a Palestinian and leftist protest near Naalin.


The Palestinians claim that one of the protesters was hit by a rubber bullet.


Some 200 Palestinians, leftists and foreign activists on Friday gathered at Deir Nizam, which is adjacent to the Neve Tzuf community, and began hurling stones at security forces in the area.


Two Border Guard officers were lightly injured, one in the face, and one in the shoulder.


The officer injured in his face was evacuated to the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba for treatment and the officer injured in his shoulder received treatment at the scene.


Seven Palestinians were arrested during the violent riot, and were transferred to police for questioning. Three of the detainees were women.


Security forces responded to the riots with crowd control means.


Meanwhile, some 150 Palestinians, leftists and foreign activists attended the weekly protest against the route of the separation fence in Naalin. The IDF reported that the demonstrators hurled stones at security forces.


An IDF officer was lightly injured in his face, and security forces responded with crowd control means. According to the Palestinians, one of the demonstrators was injured by a rubber bullet.


The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel sent a letter to Central Command chief Major-General Avi Mizrahi and Attorney General Menachem Mazuz requesting a restraining order be issued against "provocateurs from the extreme Left, Yonatan Pollak and Kobi Snitz," who the forum claims are responsible for organizing "violent acts near Neve Tzuf every Friday."


Ali Waked contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 01.15.10, 15:07
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