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15 Palestinians injured in East Jerusalem clashes

May 16, 2014 9:27 P.M. (Updated: May 18, 2014 3:24 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Over 15 Palestinians were injured on Friday during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, medics said.

Medics told Ma'an that 11 people were lightly injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, while another four suffered moderate injures, including two people shot in the head.

Tamar Obeid, 17, was detained during the clashes.

Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades at the entrance to the East Jerusalem neighborhood after locals organized a demonstration to protest the killing of two Palestinian youths during a Nakba Day rally on Thursday.

In Silwan, a local community center said undercover Israeli forces detained 10-year-old Said Abu Nab and teenagers Muhammad and Fayez al-Abbasi, without providing further details.

Clashes were also reported in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Anata. There were no reports of injuries.
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