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West Bank clashes: Dozens of Palestinians injured


Dozens of Palestinians were injured in the clash erupted between the Israeli forces and Palestinians demonstrating in support of jailed hunger striker, in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Anadolu news agency reported, citing a Palestinian Red Crescent.

"Ten Palestinians were hurt by rubber bullets and live ammunition in clashes that erupted in several areas near Ramallah," the agency said quoting the Palestinian Red Crescent.

"Seven other Palestinians were injured in clashes that occurred in the West Bank cities of Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus and Qalqiliya," it added.

As per reports, at least 50 Palestinian demonstrators had suffered asphyxia due excessive teargas inhalation.

The incident took place when a score of Palestinians from across the West Bank staged marches and demonstrations here to support hundred of jailed Palestinians is on hunger strike for the past 11 days.

The protests, which were organized by the National Committee to Support the Hunger Strike, included representatives of several Palestinian factions.

As per Palestinian figures, Israel is currently holding more than 6,500 Palestinians which includs 57 women and 300 children.

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First Published: Sat, April 29 2017. 06:40 IST