Palestinians hurl stones
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Army uses crowd dispersal means
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Fighter, 4 Palestinians hurt in West Bank rallies

Dozens hurl stones at IDF soldiers in village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah; four protestors lightly injured. Border Guard officer injured by stones in nearby village of Dir Nizam

Palestinian sources and left-wing activists say four people were lightly injured Friday during a rally in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. According to the report, one of protestors was injured in the head by a rubber bullet.


An Israel Defense Forces source told Ynet that dozens of Palestinians hurled stones at soldiers dispatched to the area, who responded with crowd dispersal means, including rubber bullets.


The army said it was unaware of any injuries but was looking into the report.


Palestinian protestor rolling a burning tire (Photo: Reuters)


The rally was held in protest of the separation fence route and settlers' alleged harassment against their Palestinians neighbors. According to the protestors, a woman lost consciousness during the rally after a tear gas canister hit her home.


A military source said Nabi Saleh has joined the weekly Friday protests in the villages of Bilin and Naalin. "It all started in January as a land dispute, but that dispute was resolved and now the protests continue in order to create disorder," he said.


A Border Guard fighter was lightly injured by stones during a rally in the nearby village of Dir Nizam. According to the IDF, 200 Palestinians and left-wing activists protested in the area. A photographer for the B'Tselem human rights organization was detained for questioning in Bilin.


Ali Waked contributed to this report


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