Israeli driver attacked on Route 443

Third Molotov cocktail attack in one day; troops hurt in West Bank clashes.

February 16, 2007 18:14
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Israeli driver attacked on Route 443

bilin protest 298.88. (photo credit: AP)


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An Israeli civilian was lightly wounded after Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails at the car he was driving on Route 443 on Friday evening, Army Radio reported. IDF troops arrived at the scene, west of Ramallah, and were conducting searches for the perpetrators. Earlier, three IDF troops and one Palestinian were wounded during clashes between in and near the West Bank. An IDF officer and soldier were wounded lightly during clashes in the Kalandiya refugee camp close to Jerusalem. Palestinians opened fire on the troops during an attempt to disperse crowds of people. The troops suffered wounds after being hit by shrapnel following the shots. Meanwhile, IDF soldiers shot a Palestinian who was in the process of throwing a Molotov cocktail at the troops operating in Hebron. Forces shot at the legs of the Palestinian after they identified him making the attack. No IDF casualties were reported in the incident. Border Police also suffered attacks Friday when Palestinians threw a Molotov cocktail at policeman during the weekly protest against the construction of the security fence in the West Bank town of Bili'in, west of Ramallah. No one was hurt in the incident although earlier, an IDF soldier was wounded when hit by a rock also thrown by protestors in the same location. Some hundred Palestinians participated in the all-too-familiar protest. IDF forces were attempting to disperse the demonstrators. Shots were fired towards IDF soldiers south of the West Bank town of Tulkarm on Friday afternoon. No one was wounded and no damage was reported. Troops conducted searches for the perpetrators.

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