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West Bank protests against Israeli aggression in Gaza

February 17, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Two Palestinians have been killed during clashes between Israeli occupation forces and civilians in two cities in the occupied West Bank.

A 22 year old man from Beir al-Mahjar village in western Hebron was killed on Monday and a 28 year old man from Al-Nabi Saleh village in western Ramallah died of injuries received when he was shot by Israelis on Saturday.

West Bank cities and villages witnessed a wave of demonstrations and protests in solidarity with the Gaza Strip and against the ongoing Israeli aggression which started last Wednesday. A number of Palestinians have been wounded and detained during the clashes. Palestinians in East Jerusalem also took to the streets in Babul-Amoud district. Protesters raised the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans against Israel’s military occupation and the bombing of Gaza. They also called for Palestinian reconciliation.

National and Islamic forces called for Palestinians across Palestine and the diaspora to take to the streets in massive demonstrations on Friday.

In Gaza, meanwhile, the number of Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive against the coastal territory has reached 116, with more than 900 wounded. A high proportion of the casualties are women and children.