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Activists: Man hospitalized after Israeli army raids Nabi Saleh

July 29, 2012 8:00 P.M. (Updated: July 30, 2012 6:23 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided the village of Nabi Saleh on Saturday evening and fired tear gas and live ammunition, a local committee said.

Soldiers entered the village just before Iftar, the Ramadan meal to break the fast, and raided several houses without warrants, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee said.

One man was hospitalized with internal bleeding after being beaten by soldiers and another man, Abd Alrazeq Tamimi, fainted after inhaling tear gas.

Abd Alrazeq Tamimi's son Mustafa was killed in Nabi Saleh last year when an Israeli soldier fired a tear gas canister directly at him from close range.

Saturday's raid was the fifth day in a row that the army entered Nabi Saleh at the time of Iftar, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers entered Nabi Saleh on Saturday evening during "routine activity" and fired tear gas. She was not aware of any injuries.
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