An Israeli soldier aims his weapon towards Palestinian stone throwers during clashes close to the Israeli Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia, on November 22, 2013
An Israeli soldier aims his weapon towards Palestinian stone throwers during clashes close to the Israeli Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia, on November 22, 2013. © Abbas Momani - AFP/File
An Israeli soldier aims his weapon towards Palestinian stone throwers during clashes close to the Israeli Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia, on November 22, 2013
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Last updated: November 23, 2013

Israeli soldiers open fire on Palestinian demonstrators, 4 wounded

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Israeli soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in the West Bank north of Ramallah on Saturday, wounding four of them, Palestinian medical sources said.

The shooting happened near a refugee camp at Jalazon during a protest against stone-throwing attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinian vehicles, the sources said.

An Israeli military spokesman said troops fired rubber bullets at a group of around 150 Palestinians who were throwing stones at them, but were unable to determine how many demonstrators were wounded.

Palestinian security sources, meanwhile, said that three Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces near the security barrier separating the Jewish state from the Gaza Strip.

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