West Bank: new day of violence

A Hébron, des jeunes Palestiniens ont lancé des pierres, les soldats ont riposté au gaz lacrymogènes.
In Hebron Palestinian youths threw stones, the soldiers fired back at the tear gas Photo credit:. THOMAS COEX / AFP

Violent clashes between young Palestinians and Israeli soldiers shook several cities in the occupied West Bank. A Palestinian baby died Bethlehem, while Jerusalem was the scene of another attack with a knife.

This Friday, several West Bank cities were occupied by Israel shaken by clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers. After a month marked by an outbreak of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, all Palestinian movements had called for demonstrations after prayers.

TO Bethlehem , the clashes have turned tragedy. A Palestinian baby eight months died asphyxiated by tear gas fired by the Israeli army against young Palestinian stone throwers who had infiltrated the home of the child, reported a spokesman for the Ministry of Health Palestinian.

Other drama at the entrance of Ramallah Israeli soldiers loaded the young stone-throwers with a jeep, flipping and wounding one of them. A soldier then descended the vehicle several times to hit the young man to the ground with the butt of his gun. A Palestinian ambulance soon arrived on the scene. But Israeli soldiers prevented rescuers from approaching the wounded young man who was eventually arrested and taken by Israeli forces.

TO Hebron , dozens of Palestinian youths threw stones, Molotov cocktails and rolled burning tires at Israeli soldiers. They responded with tear gas barrage and rubber bullets.

Attack knife in Jerusalem

Moreover, Jerusalem , which had not experienced an attack since October 17, was the scene of a new Palestinian knife attack. An American tourist was slightly injured by the assailant and a civilian was shot in the leg by a stray bullet of security officers who sought to neutralize the aggressor. The latter, a Palestinian 23-year-old from a neighborhood in East Jerusalem, was shot dead, according to Israeli police.

Earlier in the day, two Palestinians tried to stab border guards Israeli near Nablus , in the north of the occupied West Bank. One was killed by Israeli fire, the second is in critical condition, according to Israeli police.

In the Gaza Finally, more than 50 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire during clashes along the Egyptian border, according to the Gaza emergency. Two are in critical condition.

Since October 1, anti-Israeli attacks with knives were 66 dead Palestinians (including an Israeli Arab) and nine Israelis dead.

(With AFP)

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