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Israeli troops injure 15 Palestinians in West Bank

December 19, 2017 at 2:09 am

Fifteen Palestinians were injured Monday in the West Bank when Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent, Anadolu reports.

In a written statement, the humanitarian aid organization said the incident occurred in Ain al-Sultan refugee camp in the city of Jericho. It said three others were affected by tear gas.

According to eye witnesses, the clashes erupted when a group of Jews entered the city under the protection of Israeli troops to pray at an historic synagogue.

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