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Clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank

Aug. 26, 2014 9:39 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 28, 2014 5:02 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Clashes erupted late Monday between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in Wad al-Juz, Silwan and Jerusalem.

A Ma'an reporter said Israeli forces detained a youth from Wad al-Juz after assaulting him.

Witnesses said Israeli forces blocked a street in Wad al-Juz, raided neighborhoods, fired stun grenades randomly between houses and sprayed Skunk water at houses and cars.

Clashes also broke out in Ein al-Luza; Israeli forces blocked the road in the area and fired stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at houses and vehicles.

In Shufat neighborhood in northern Jerusalem, youths threw a Molotov cocktail at the light rail in the area.

Israeli forces assaulted Taha Ibrahim Abu Khdeir with batons and the butts of their riffles.

Muhammad Hussein Mustafa Abu Maria, 16, was injured with a live bullet during clashes in al-Dhahr area south of Beit Ummar.

An Israeli settler opened fire hitting Abu Maria in his right hand and through his waist. He was taken in a Red Crescent ambulance to Alia Hospital in Hebron where his injuries were reported as moderate.

Three other youths were injured with rubber-coated bullets and dozens choked on tear gas.

Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets at the house of Fawzan Muhammad al-Jaar; no injuries were reported.

Youths threw Molotov cocktails inside the fence of a settlement. It caught fire and reached the surroundings of some houses.

Soldiers could not put out the fire until a fire engine arrived.

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