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Violent clashes between IDF and Palestinians break out in Hebron



by Tovah Lazaroff, JPost.com Staff


As thousands of Jewish visitors stream in to visit the Cave of the Patriarchs to celebrate Passover holiday, dozens of rioters throw stones at soldiers in West Bank city.


IDF troops take up position during clashes with Palestinian stonethrowers in Hebron. Sept. 22, 2013.
IDF troops take up position during clashes with Palestinian
stonethrowers in Hebron. Sept. 22, 2013. Photo: REUTERS
 
Violent clashes broke out between the IDF and Palestinian activists in Hebron on Thursday on the sidelines of a demonstration to mark Prisoner Day that took place in a section of the West Bank city under control of the Palestinian Authority.

The IDF said that some fifty Palestinians threw stones at soldiers stationed by the Policeman’s Checkpoint in the city. Security forces responded with riot dispersal means, including tear gas.
The clashes took place as thousands of visitors streamed to the Cave of the Patriarchs and other Jewish areas of the city under Israeli control so they could celebrate the Passover holiday. 
 
On Wednesday evening, the IDF injured seven Palestinians in Hebron when a riot broke out in the city.
 
The IDF said that dozens of Palestinians demonstrated and threw stones at an IDF post situated between the Jewish settlement of the city and the rest of the Palestinian city.
 
During its attempts to disperse the demonstrators using riot dispersal methods, seven Palestinians were injured, the army confirmed.
Earlier on Wednesday, hundreds of Palestinians threw stones and lit fire crackers at police upon opening the main entrance to the Temple Mount.
 
On Monday, Passover eve, Baruch Mizrachi was killed while driving on a highway near Hebron. The perpetrator of that attack has not yet been apprehended.
 
Daniel Eisenbud contributed to this report.


Tovah Lazaroff, JPost.com Staff

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Violent-clashes-between-IDF-and-Palestinians-breaks-out-in-Hebron-349769

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