Stones fly in all directions in W. Bank, J'lem

Settlers, Palestinians stone cars in West Bank; stones thrown at Ofer protest, 11 injured by rubber bullets; suspected "price tag."

February 21, 2012 15:46
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Palestinian throws stone at W. Bank demonstration

Palestinian throws a stone at West Bank demonstration 311 (R. (photo credit: Mohamad Torokman / Reuters)

A number of rock throwing incidents, a protest and a suspected "price tag" attack took place in the West Bank Tuesday afternoon.

South-east of Ramallah, Israeli settlers threw stones at Palestinian vehicles, causing no injuries but damaging one car. Security forces on the scene located ten Palestinian olive trees that had been uprooted.

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Palestinians also threw stones at Israeli vehicles nearby, also causing no injuries but damaging two cars.

Outside the Ofer Prison, some 100 Palestinians staged a protest to demand the immediate release of administrative detainee and hunger striker Khader Adnan, just hours before a deal was reached between his lawyers and the state.

The IDF said that protesters threw stones at security forces while a spokesman for the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee said via Twitter that 11 protesters were injured by rubber bullets at the protest.

In Jerusalem, one policeman sustained injuries to his head as Palestinian youths threw stones and shoes at a police force escorting a group of tourists at the Temple Mount. Police had gone on high alert earlier Tuesday after a call went out for Muslims to come "protect" the site. That call was made in response to calls by extremist Jews to ascend tot he site. Overnight Tuesday, police arrested one man for possessing materials calling for such an action.

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