5 injured in clashes near Ramallah
Published Sunday 01/09/2013 (updated) 02/09/2013 19:30
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Five Palestinians were injured Sunday in clashes with Israeli forces near Jalazun refugee camp north of Ramallah.
Clashes erupted when young men and teenagers tried to stop Israeli settlers from Beit El settlement throwing stones at Palestinian cars near the camp, a Ma'an reporter said.
Israeli forces arrived and fired rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians, the reporter said.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said around 20 Palestinians and 20 Israeli civilians hurled rocks at Israeli security forces.
She said forces used riot dispersal means but these did not include rubber bullets.
It is the third consecutive day of clashes in the area.