West Bank protests in Ramallah 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)
More anti-Israel protests erupted in the West Bank on Tuesday as Palestinians
took to the streets and clashed with IDF troops.
The worst violence took
place in Bethlehem and Hebron, where soldiers used rubber bullets and tear gas
to disperse stone-throwers.
Scores of Palestinians hurled stones and
empty bottles at soldiers near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem.
said several Palestinians were lightly injured.
IDF soldiers used tear
gas and rubber bullets to disperse dozens of Palestinians who tried to march on
the Kalandiya checkpoint south of Ramallah.
In Nablus, Palestinians said
that a teenager was shot in the leg during a clash with soldiers at the southern
entrance to the city. They said that hundreds of demonstrators threw stones at
IDF soldiers who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.
hundreds of Palestinians clashed with soldiers following the funeral of Hamdi
Falah, who was killed during Monday’s violence in the city.
also reported that Rushdie Tamimi, 30, from the village of Nabi Salih near
Ramallah, died of wounds he sustained during clashes with IDF soldiers last
Villagers claimed that Tamimi had been shot in the stomach
during violence that erupted in the village in protest against the IDF offensive
in the Gaza Strip.