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Medics: Protester hurt by tear-gas canister near Qalqiliya

April 27, 2012 3:25 P.M. (Updated: April 29, 2012 9:36 A.M.)
QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- A protester was critically injured on Friday after Israeli forces fired a tear gas canister at his head at a demonstration near Qalqiliya, a Ma'an reporter said.

Medics said initial examinations suggested 19-year-old Wasim Barham suffered a skull fracture after he was hit by the projectile at the protest in Kafr Qaddum.

He was taken to Rafadia Hospital in Nablus.

Tareq al-Khatib, 28, was also injured in his hand and leg with rubber bullets.

Dozens of activists joined the demonstration, carrying Palestinian flags and photos of detainees in support of a mass hunger strike in Israeli jails.

Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets, sound grenades and chemical water at protesters.

Israel's army said it was not aware of any injuries.

A spokeswoman said about 150 Palestinians turned up for the demonstration and hurled rocks at security forces. She said they responded with riot-dispersal means.

Protests are held every Friday in Kafr Qaddum against Israel's closure of a main road linking the village to its nearest city, Nablus.

Israel has confiscated land owned by villagers for the illegal Jewish-settlement Qedumin.
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