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Israeli forces shoot, injure 5 Palestinians in Ramallah clashes

Dec. 11, 2015 2:45 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 11, 2015 7:41 P.M.)
(AFP/Hazem Bader, File)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured five Palestinian youths in Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank during clashes that erupted during pre-dawn Israeli military raids on Friday, local sources said.

Sources said clashes erupted when Israeli military vehicles entered the city. Israeli forces reportedly opened live fire at protesters, shooting and injuring five youths who were evacuated to the Palestine Medical Center for treatment.

Four were hit with rubber-coated steel bullets and one with live fire.

During the raid, Israeli forces detained a youth identified as Mutaz Abu Kweik from the Qalandiya refugee camp.

Israeli forces also raided a science supply center, breaking the doors of the center and confiscating surveillance cameras, the owner of the center, Azmi Walid Abu Rahmeh said.

An Israeli army spokesperson denied the use of live fire, saying Israeli forces entered Ramallah on "routine activity," and were met by dozens of Palestinians who "attacked forces by hurling rocks at them and blocking roads."

The spokesperson said Israeli forces "responded using riot dispersal means in order to prevent and escalation of violence." The spokesperson added that "hits were confirmed," but said no live fire was used during the incident.

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