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Clashes in West Bank after settler kills young man in Huwara

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Gaza19May10WEST BANK (PNIC):-Violent clashes broke out on Thursday in the vicinity of Nablus city and other West Bank areas between dozens of Palestinian young protesters and the Israeli occupation forces (IOF).

According to Quds Press, skirmishes between angry young men and Israeli soldiers took place in the towns of Huwara and Beita, south of Nablus, after a Jewish settler killed 23-year-old Mu’taz Bani Shamsa and wounded a photojournalist in Huwara town, south of Nablus.

Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets and volleys of stun and tear gas grenades at the young men, who protested the killing of Bani Shamsa.

Consequently, several young men suffered from bullet and tear gas injuries.

In a related context, the IOF closed the checkpoints of Huwara and Za'atara, south of Nablus, which obstructed the movement of Palestinian citizens.

Clashes also broke out at the main entrance to Qalqilya city after Israeli soldiers attacked a march organized in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Israeli jails.

The Red Crescent said that some young men were rushed to a local hospital in Qalqilya after they suffered injuries during the events.

In Ramallah, similar clashes took place in Silwad town. One young man was injured with a rubber bullet and many others suffered from inhaling tear gas

Eyewitnesses said that soldiers rounded up two young men during the clashes and took them aboard a military vehicle to an unknown place.

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