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Committee: Army closes Nabi Saleh, clashes with youths

Dec. 31, 2012 6:07 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 2, 2013 3:33 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces clashed with residents of West Bank village Nabi Saleh on Monday, witnesses said, after troops closed the main entrance to the community.

A popular committee spokesman said Israeli forces closed the main iron gate leading to the village around midday, sparking clashes with local youth.

Troops fired tear gas and rubber-coated bullets at the residents, he said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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