Palestinian shot in West Bank clashes: Officials

Palestinian shot in West Bank clashes: Officials

NABLUS - Agence France-Presse
Palestinian shot in West Bank clashes: Officials

A Palestinian was shot and wounded by Israeli security forces in clashes that broke out near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Dec. 4, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

"Dozens of Palestinians arrived at the area of Qusra southeast of Nablus and began rolling burning tyres and throwing rocks at security forces," an army statement said.

"(Israeli) soldiers and border policemen responded by using crowd-control means in order to disperse the riot," it added, saying they had declared the area a closed military zone.

The Palestinian health ministry said one man had been shot in the chest, and reported that he was in a stable condition.

The Palestinian village of Qusra is close to the settlement of Migdalim.

Clashes have erupted in recent days after a settler shot dead a Palestinian on Nov. 30.



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