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11 Palestinians hurt in clashes with Israeli troops near Ramallah

July 9, 2014 9:59 P.M. (Updated: July 10, 2014 6:44 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Some 11 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli troops near Ramallah early Wednesday, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma'an dozens of Palestinians set fire to an Israeli watchtower near the entrance to the Beit El settlement before Israeli forces shot at them with live fire and rubber-coated bullets.

A young man was hit by a rubber-coated bullet in the eye, severely injuring him, locals said.

Three others were shot by live bullets in their lower extremities and six were hit by rubber-coated bullets in the back and stomach.

Additionally, witnesses said journalists and ambulance workers were hit by rubber-coated bullets and suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation.

Ambulances took the 11 injured to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where medics said one of them was in serious condition.

The clashes started when Palestinians set fire to bushes and trees near Beit El, torched tires near offices of the Israeli Civil Administration, and hurled stones at the buildings.

Palestinians had earlier gathered in the area for a protest march in solidarity with the Gaza Strip as Israel continued with heavy airstrikes that killed at least 24 people Tuesday.

Earlier, Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli forces in Bethlehem, with witnesses saying three Palestinians were injured by live bullets.

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