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Dozens of Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli army in occupied West Bank

Clashes broke out Saturday night across the occupied West Bank between the Israeli army and angry Palestinians protesting against Israel's offensive against the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency has reported. Dozens of protesters were injured in the violence.

In Hebron, clashes fighting broke out across the city when Palestinian protesters threw fireworks, stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers who responded with tear gas and rubber-coated bullets. In Bethlehem, a Palestinian youth was injured by a rubber-coated bullet and was treated at the Beit Jala Hospital after similar violent clashes at the city's northern entrance.

In Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, another Palestinian was injured when he was shot by troops and dozens were suffocated by tear gas during similar clashes, which also erupted in Silwad village, east of Ramallah and near the Qalandiya checkpoint separating Ramallah and Jerusalem; no injuries were reported. Witnesses said that Palestinian youth torched an Israeli bus near Ramallah.

Dozens more were hurt in Nablus in fighting at the Hawara military checkpoint and young Palestinians attacked an army patrol in the village of Azzoun.

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