Marking 13 years since the second intifada, Palestinian protesters fought
security forces in the West Bank and on the Gaza Strip on Friday and
In Hebron, some 300 rioters threw rocks at soldiers, an IDF
spokeswoman said. Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that the army used tear
gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowds.
A soldier was lightly
wounded during clashes southeast of Ramallah. The soldier was struck by a rock
and evacuated to hospital. Security forces responded with non-lethal crowd
On Saturday, Palestinian security forces working in
conjunction with the Israel Police removed an Israeli civilian who had entered
The IDF said the man had placed himself in danger, and that it
is illegal for Israelis to enter Area A (under Palestinian Authority security
and civil control) of the West Bank.
They added that entering Area B
(under Israel security and PA civil control) is also dangerous and not
A soldier was lightly wounded in Beit Umar, near Hebron, by
rocks, but did not need to be taken to hospital for treatment, the IDF
Near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem some 100 rioters clashed with
security forces, throwing makeshift grenades.
Around 80 Palestinians
clashed with security forces in Kafr Kaddum, and the IDF dispersed
In Nablus, Ma’an reported two Palestinians wounded at the Hawara
checkpoint, near the Itamar settlement. Several others suffered tear-gas
inhalation, Ma’an reported.
In Beit Furik, east of Nablus, hundreds of
Palestinians marched toward Itamar before clashing with soldiers who fired tear
gas, stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, Ma’an reported.
least three Palestinians were injured outside Ofer Prison, between
Ramallah/Beituniya and Giv’at Ze’ev, Ma’an reported, where some 80 rioters threw
rocks at security forces and burned tires.
Additionally, about 150
protesters demonstrated in Beituniya, west of Ramallah, around 120 protested at
the Prigat junction, and some 250 rioted in Palestinian refugee camp Jalazoun,
north of Ramallah, an IDF spokeswoman said.
Earlier in the day, the IDF
dispersed a gathering of approximately 300 Palestinians near the Gaza border
In central Gaza, protesters burned effigies of Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, as well as a model of the Jewish
Reuters contributed to this report.